An employee inside the attorney general's office spoke with 10 Investigates on Wednesday and said
the sex scandal is a growing distraction among the office's 1,400 employees.
He also said he believed it was time for Dann to resign from office, 10 Investigates' Paul
Top Democrats called for embattled Attorney General Marc Dann to resign earlier this week
following a sexual harassment investigation that ousted three of Dann's top aides.
The situation compounded when Dann himself admitted to an affair with one of his
Late last week, the two women at the center of the investigation, staffers Vanessa Stout and
Cindy Stankoski, spoke with 10 Investigates about the case. On Wednesday, CJ Edgington, who also
works in the Attorney General's Office, offered his take on the situation involving his boss.
"Most of the stuff, I was surprised by it," Edgington said.
Edgington said he watched Friday's news conference as it happened. He said that's when he and
many other employees lost faith in Dann, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported.
"The collective feeling … everyone's pretty much backing Vanessa and Cindy, of course,"
Edgington said. "Now that the allegations are pretty much true."
10 Investigates asked Edgington if he thought Dann could lead his office right now.
"Some people think, not really," Edgington said. "They think he should resign."
It was a feeling Dann bolstered when he made an awkward excuse for his mismanagement, Aker
"I don't know how many people here expected me to win the election," Dann said during his
Friday news conference, "but I wasn't among them."
Edgington raises concern about Dann's statement.
"If you're not ready," Edgington said, "don't stick your foot in."
"I don't think he should stay in office, personally," Edgington said.
According to Edgington, the majority opinion in the office was that Dann should resign. He
said there were still some who supported the attorney general, but the uncertainty was
"What's next for Marc Dann, and next for us, too?" Edgington said.
Democrats threatened Dann with impeachment earlier this week if he refused to resign
immediately. Lawmakers are currently looking into what it would take to impeach the attorney
general, Aker reported.
No timetable was given.
Watch 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for continuing coverage.
May 6, 2008:
Calls For Dann's Impeachment Soften
May 5, 2008:
Working Despite Calls To Resign
May 3, 2008:
Democrats Call For Dann To Leave Office
May 2, 2008:
3 Aides Ousted; AG Admits Affair
April 30, 2008:
Dan Staffer Claims Someone Ransacked Her Office
April 29, 2008:
Suspended AG Administrator Tied Into Other Crash
April 23, 2008:
Gutierrez To Face Second Investigation
April 22, 2008:
Police: No Criminal Charges Filed In Sexual Harassment Case
April 18, 2008:
Man In Sexual Harassment Investigation Had Previous Legal Problems
April 17, 2008:
Technical Glitches Arise In Sexual Harassment Case
April 16, 2008:
New Details Emerge In Sexual Harassment Case
April 14, 2008:
Attorney General Puts Director On Leave
April 9, 2008:
Attorney General Addresses Claims Against Services Director
April 8, 2008:
Attorney General Staffers File Federal Complaint
April 7, 2008:
Attorney General Suspends Director Amid Sexual Harassment Claims