The Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight charged with investigating Governor Eric Greitens (r) continued reading transcripts of depositions into the record via live stream today.
The attorney for Governor Eric Greitens (r) cross examined the witness at length.
Summing it up:
Brittany Burke @BrittanyHBurke
Not a single person should be shocked by how @EricGreitens’ legal team treated this woman. This is what we do. We bully, shame, intimidate and discredit victims. This happens all day long in all offices, all workplaces and by all persons in position of power. #MoLeg #Greitens
3:48 PM – 23 May 2018
My running commentary via Twitter:
Committee went into closed session to review images introduced into deposition from porn site – unanimously voted that images were not of the witness.
Transcript of deposition: Now more on “Fifty Shades of Grey”. Then question to witness: “Do you wear a bikini?”
Transcript of deposition: badgering of witness by Greitens’ attorney over who called her a “whore” when.
Transcript of deposition: Badgering of witness by Greitens’ attorney – “Lie of ommision.” Repeated.
Can you imagine the video of the cross examination?
Transcript of deposition: EG asked witness at salon, subequently, “Did you tell anyone?” Witness told EG “No.”
EG’s attorney is establishing by his questions in the deposition that EG’s affair was not a single incident, but a series. How does that work with EG’s “family values” cred? Just asking.
Transcript of deposition: Line of questioning by EG’s attorney – assuming a physical encounter would happen because it had happened in the past.
Transcript of deposition: EG’s attorney asks witness about viewing porn sites or sending her image in states of undress or nude.
Looking forward to the transcript of EG being asked the same thing.
Transcript of deposition: EG’s attorney asks witness if she has or ever had a nipple ring. Witness, “No.”
How the hell is this relevant?
Transcript of deposition: EG’s attorney – pressing witness about not telling any lies “in 2018”.
Witness: “I’m not God, so I don’t know.”
Transcript of deposition: EG attorney to witness – you can’t say by “touch, sight, or smell” that the photo ever existed. Interestingly, he didn’t use the term “hearing” (the shutter sound).
There was a line of questioning about #MeToo. Eric Greitens’ attorney asking if anyone had reached out to the witness to become the face of the movement.
Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight – hearing live stream
Deposition transcript – EG attorney – Stacey Newman texted witness. Witness, “I had like eight million texts at that time.”