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Bob Mcdonnell Scandal

Corrupt Acts, Political Favors, and the McDonnell Case

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

Is United States v. McDonnell going to be another Citizens Union disaster? The Supreme Court is poised to answer that question soon. For those persons who believe that public corruption, influence peddling, and pay-to-play are bad for democracy and bad for good government, they should be very worried.

Judge Denies Bob McDonnell's Bid For Bond Pending Appeal

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., Jan 13 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's re...

Ryan J. Reilly

Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Prison | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was once on the short list of potential Republican vice presidential nominees, was sentenced to two years in p...

Jason Linkins

Bob McDonnell's Trial Comes To Merciful End, But The Weirdness And The Shame Remain | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's (R) career as a professional defendant has finished its first big story arc, with he and wife Maureen being convicted of 20 counts of corruption between them.

Political Oxymorons -- the Birthplace of Brilliant

Peter Paskale | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Peter Paskale

Oxymorons ever so slightly screw with accepted realities. They slam the right combination of the wrong words together in such a way that they open up whole new lines of thought.

Defense Rests In Bob McDonnell's Corruption Trial

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., Aug 27 (Reuters) - Defense lawyers rested their case on Wednesday as the corruption and fraud trial o...

Analysis of the Bob McDonnell Trial and That Crazy Story About Pagans and Fortune Tellers (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 10.23.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

I discussed the corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and the controversy over whether Front Royal, Va. should keep a ban against fortune tellers, "gypsies" and practitioners of the "magic arts."

Defense Lawyers Move For Acquittal In McDonnell Trial

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., Aug 15 (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Mauree...

Former Virginia Governor's Wife Hid 'Piles Of Gifts,' Says Corruption Trial Witness

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

(Adds detail from further testimony) By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., Aug 8 (Reuters) - The wife of former Virginia Gov...

'That's F*cked Up'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.08.2014 | Comedy

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are on trial for corruption, but it's not just the usual accusations of money-for-influence ...

Maureen McDonnell Reportedly Told Ann Romney A Dietary Supplement Could Cure Her MS

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

Maureen McDonnell, wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), told Ann Romney that a drug from the company run by the man she and her husband are...

Businessman 'Didn't Want Anyone To Know' About Gifts To Bob McDonnell

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va., July 31 (Reuters) - The businessman who, federal prosecutors say, gave gifts and loans to former Virg...

Jason Linkins

Bob McDonnell's Legal Team Unfurls Genius 'It's-All-The-Woman's-Fault' Defense Strategy | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Remember former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell? He was once thought of as a possible Republican presidential candidate by the people who evaluate such ma...

Mitt Romney Donates Large Sum To Former Governor's Legal Defense Fund

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made a $10,000 personal donation to embattled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R) lega...

Luke Johnson

Bob McDonnell, Wife Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen, were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on a combined 14 counts rela...

Bob McDonnell, Wife Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and wife Maureen were indicted on federal corruption charges Monday, the Washington Post reports. The couple...

House Leaders Reach Ethics Deal Following Governor's Investigation

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Jim Nolan and Olympia Meola | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Republican and Democratic leaders in the House of Delegates have reached a tentative agreement on a wide-ranging package of legislative reforms to the...

McDonnell Decision Delayed By Justice Dept. Officials: Report | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Federal prosecutors told Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week that he and his wife would be charged in connection with a gift scandal, but seni...

McDonnell Laments 'Heartbreaking And Humbling' Troubles

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

As he serves out the final weeks of a scandal-tainted term, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) lamented troubles tied to a federal investigation into gif...

Christie, McDonnell In Different Directions After Storm, Scandal

Pew's Stateline | Stephen C. Fehr | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

McDonnell Reportedly Was Aware Of Controversial Gifts

Washington Post | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell was aware of gifts and financial help provided by a wealthy Richmond area businessman during the same months the gov...

Prosecutors To Decide Soon On Filing Charges Against McDonnell

Washington Post | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

Attorneys for Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will spend Monday locked in separate hours-long meetings trying to convince fed...

McDonnell Scandal Gets Even More Complicated

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien Aug 17 (Reuters) - The first lady of Virginia bought and held Star Scientific stock when she and her husband Gover...

McDonnell Denies Cuccinelli Request Amid Scandal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Amid an ongoing scandal involving the receipt of gifts from a campaign contributor, embattled Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) declined a Monday reques...

Luke Johnson

Bob McDonnell Makes Huge Reversal On Gifts | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced Tuesday that he is working to return all gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, in an...