Watkins: I was told the cash delivered to me came from anti-Greitens GOP donor

Al Watkins speaks to media outside a downtown St. Louis courthouse Monday afternoon. (KMOV)

It is less than two weeks from the scheduled start of the criminal invasion of privacy trial against Missouri governor Eric Greitens.

Lawyers for both sides continue their preparations Tuesday, questioning a key attorney about the source of two $50,000 payments.

An attorney for the ex-husband of the woman at the center of the invasion of privacy charge started an interview with defense attorneys.

Al Watkins has already indicated he received two $50,000 cash payments before the story broke.

Monday, News 4 learned one of them came from Scott Faughn, a political commentator.

Radio station KMOX reported that Faughn says the money was his own.

But the governor's defense attorneys no doubt for hours questioned Watkins further about that, wanting to know the ultimate source of the funds.

The governor has said the whole thing is a political witch hunt.

Watkins and his attorneys have said they cannot comment due to an on-going gag order as they left court Tuesday afternoon.

Neither would the governor's lawyers.

Faughn has not returned News 4's requests for comment.

All this is a part of the back and forth between the parties as they get ready for the trial.

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