Government & Politics

May 13, 2015 10:14 AM

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl admits sexually charged relationship with intern

Text messages obtained by The Star reveal a sexually charged relationship between House Speaker John Diehl and a college freshman in a Missouri Capitol internship program that shut down abruptly last month. The conversations unveil a flirty rapport and suggest an intimacy between arguably the state’s most influential lawmaker and a young woman. Diehl issued an apology late Wednesday afternoon.

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