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Deep Background: Former Gov. Greitens’ use of Confide shocked Missouri political world

How an app on former Gov. Greitens’ phone made a paper trail impossible

With Confide, messages can’t be saved, so it’s impossible to know whether former Gov. Eric Greitens and his senior staff were using it to conduct state business out of the public eye.
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With Confide, messages can’t be saved, so it’s impossible to know whether former Gov. Eric Greitens and his senior staff were using it to conduct state business out of the public eye.

Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ use of a secret message app called Confide was revealed in 2017, but the controversy surrounding it still swirls today.

This week, politics reporter Jason Hancock joins Deep Background host Leah Becerra to take a deep dive into Confide, its use in Missouri government, and the fear that a recent court ruling may undermine open records laws.

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