JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — During the cross-examination of the woman who had an affair with Gov. Eric Greitens, the defense asked if her photos were on a website that was pornographic in nature.
She denied the allegation in the deposition and the House committee investigating the allegation surrounding the embattled Republican governor tossed out the photos.
In a closed meeting that took nearly an hour, committee members viewed the photos and determined they were not K.S, or Witness 1. The committee consists of eight men and two women.
“There is not credible evidence that the exhibits marked 16-19 are photographs of Witness 1 as identified in volume 3 of the deposition,” read a statement unanimously adopted by the committee.
“In my mind, there is absolutely no question that this is not a representation of Witness 1,” Rep. Don Phillips, vice-chair of the committee, said.
Rep. Curtis Trent said that based on the nature of the photos it is impossible to ascertain the identity of the individual.
Later, Ed Dowd, one of Greitens’ personal lawyers, defended the decision to ask about the photos and said they don’t know if her denial was accurate or not.
The House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight also continued reading through the cross-examination of KS by Greitens’ defense. The deposition highlighted a variety of explicit questions, but relevance wasn’t always clear.
The defense entered a line of question on the technique she used to orally stimulate Greitens. They also inquired into various her sexual practices, if she was aroused by Fifty Shades of Grey, if she wore two-piece swimsuits, if leaving her keys was on purpose, and pornographic websites she visited.
During the reading of the cross-examination, the “in a dream” comment that was highlighted by Greitens team was brought into context.
She was talking specifically about observing a cell phone on a bench in Greitens based during the encounter in which she alleges he took a photograph of her without her consent while she was blindfolded, bond, and partially nude.
KS said she won’t testify to him having a phone because it was not “a very vivid memory” and if was like she remembers the phone through a dream.
Relating to the picture, since KS never saw an actual photograph, the defense pointed out that Greitens could have just pretended to take a photo to ensure her silence.
This story originally appeared on missoutimes.com