Danforth aide says Missouri auditor shot himself after call

FILE - In this photo provided Feb. 26, 2015 by Tim Brommel, is the official portrait of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich. Schweich,who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month. (AP Photo/Missouri House of Representatives, Tim Bommel)JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An aide to former U.S. Sen. John Danforth said Thursday that she was on the phone with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich — discussing his angst over perceived rumors about his religion — just moments before he killed himself.

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