Hawley is the state attorney general.
"The transcripts show that members did not just accept testimony as fact, but cross-examined witnesses, at times repeatedly and persistently, to ensure that what was reported to the House was indeed deemed accurate", Phillips said in the emailed statement.
Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson of Poplar Bluff praised the bipartisan House committee, which is made up of five Republicans and two Democrats.
A Missouri House committee is expanding its investigation into Republican Gov. Eric Greitens and will make recommendations about whether to pursue impeachment. The trial is set to begin next month. Some of the governor's sexual conduct - such as groping her during one haircut appointment - was not consensual, she claimed.
"The deposition tells an entirely different story about (the woman's) interactions with the governor", Martin told the judge.
Meanwhile, the senators are unmoved by proceedings in a St. Louis criminal court case where Greitens' defense team claims to now have video testimony in which the woman he was involved with portrays a much less menacing series of meetings with him than does her testimony before the House committee.
On Thursday, state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe said Greitens should step down right away "for the good of the state, but more importantly, for the good of his family". Greitens has said he'll continue to serve and that allegations of violence or sexual assault are false. The committee is made up of five Republicans and two Democrats. She says that if Greitens doesn't resign, the House should move forward with impeachment.
The governor declined to testify. He is accused of non-consensually photographing the woman during the sexual encounter, and later threatening to release the photography.
St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said in a court filing later Thursday that she supplied the video once her office determined it could be accessed.
But once in his basement, Greitens taped her hands to pull-up rings, blindfolded her, started kissing her, ripped open the shirt and pulled down her trousers, the woman testified.
Republican state Sen. Rob Schaaf, a vocal Greitens critic, wrote a letter Thursday to Mr. Trump asking the commander in chief to request that Greitens, a former military officer, step down.
In another meeting, the woman said Greitens asked her whether she had been sexually active with anyone else, including her husband.
A special committee formed in the wake of the accusations will decide whether or not to file articles of impeachment. But he has denied ever blackmailing her or engaging in other criminal wrongdoing. He hasn't directly answered questions about whether he took a photo. The woman testified that she then heard a click, like of a cellphone picture, and saw a flash.
A woman who had an extramarital affair with the governor of the U.S. state of Missouri claimed he "coerced", threatened, and struck her, according to an explosive report released Wednesday.
He calls the investigation a "political witch hunt".
Although the House adjourned for the week a day early after the report's release, the Senate was in session Thursday where its office holders lined up to offer their own options for dealing with what they perceive to be a defiant governor. Greitens was indicted in February on a single count of invasion of privacy - an offense carrying a maximum penalty of four years in prison. She said she had a crush on Greitens but was shocked when he ran his hand up her leg and touched her crotch without her consent during a March 2015 hair appointment.
The report is the result of a weeks-long inquiry into the allegations, according to the Missouri House of Representatives website. Greitens' team said the Circuit Attorney's Office withheld the recording until Wednesday evening.
The House committee report said it doesn't possess any physical or electronic evidence of the photo.
The political future of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens faces a big test when a special legislative committee issues its investigative report related to an extramarital affair the Republican had.