Bell said later Tuesday that Magee’s letter was based on a “false assumption” that Bell’s office knew the outcome of the investigation but waited to release its findings.
Magee said via email Tuesday that he formed his opinions after reading reports in the Post-Dispatch.
Bell questioned whether one of his own staffers and Waldemer collaborated with Magee on the letter, according to Messenger’s column. Chris King, Bell’s spokesman, would not comment on whether any staff members who received the email were disciplined.
Christine Bertelson, a spokeswoman for the 21st Circuit Court, said in an email that Waldemer told Messenger he