Clayton Detective Lt. Don Bass said they have found no evidence Schweich was the target of bullying, threats or blackmail.
Hancock says he’s “stunned and bewildered” by what he feels is a smear campaign against him being spear-headed by former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, Tom Schweich’s political mentor.
While Tom was troubled by the alleged whisper campaign, his father says that wasn’t what necessarily put him over the edge.
David Humphreys, in a signed affidavit, says John Hancock made the statement in a “negative” way.
Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock was a guest on the Charlie Brennan Show this morning, speaking for the first time regarding allegations that he made remarks contributing to the apparent suicide of State Auditor Tom Schweich.
Hancock will be a guest on the Charlie Brennan Show at 9 a.m. on KMOX.
Schweich’s press secretary Spence Jackson told press after the service that Missouri GOP Chair John Hancock needs to step down.
Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy says while Schweich left no suicide note “on paper” at his Clayton home, detectives continue to search his electronic devices for any possible note or explanation into the shooting.
Family Fitness, Phil Brooks and Harry Hamm
His spokesman Spence Jackson says the service will be held at the Church of St. Michael and St. George, an episcopal church where Schweich was a member.