House Speaker Richard doesn't know why the FBI would question one of his colleagues
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House Speaker Richard doesn't know why the FBI would question one of his colleagues

Date: December 1, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  Missouri's Speaker of the House says he doesn't know why an FBI agent would question one of his colleagues.
RunTime:  0:35
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Republican Ron Richard says he has no clue why the FBI would ask fellow Representative Tim Jones why a certain tax bill didn't move through the legislature.

Actuality:  RICHFBI1.WAV
Run Time:  00:12
Description: "No, I have no idea. I mean there's nothing nefarious going on. I have no idea. It was just a conversation I guess but I have no indication of what's going on with that."

An FBI agent asked Jones about a city sales tax bill he sponsored with Richard.

Richard said he never assigned the bill to a committee because not enough lawmakers supported it.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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