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Reported today in the Kansas City Star:

Government & Politics

May 13, 2015

Text images between Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and intern reveal sexually charged exchanges



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 taking some pleasure in a secret association.

The texts show occasional efforts by Diehl and the intern to meet in person. They range from mundane chatter, about boring meetings and dreading speeches, to the more sexually suggestive….

Well, that throws a hand grenade into the end of the legislative session.

And the social media storm is just starting:

JC Elevator ‏@jcelevator

Rep1: Was it intense when the Speaker leaned on you to flip your vote on Right to Work? Rep2: He left me quivering. #RawDiehl #MOLeg 10:59 AM – 13 May 2015