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Bob Mcdonnell Scandal

Bob McDonnell To Remain Free During Appeal

AP | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has approved former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request to remain free while he appeals his corruptio...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Faces Sentencing

AP | LARRY O'DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In some versions of a story Jan. 7 about former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's sentencing for public corruption, The Associated ...

Prosecutors Oppose McDonnell's Request For Community Service

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to reject former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's request for a sentence of community servi...

Jason Linkins

Bob McDonnell's Trial Comes To Merciful End, But The Weirdness And The Shame Remain

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bob McDonnell Trial Enters Fifth Week

AP | LARRY O'DELL and MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced sharp questions Monday from prosecutors about his personal finances, his interactions ...

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."

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Sad Letter To His Wife

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics

The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial: From: Bob McD...

Bob McDonnell Says Joy Ride In CEO's Ferrari Was No 'Big Deal'

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT and LARRY O'DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell downplayed the significance of his joy ride in a Ferrari owned by a former CEO of a dietary supplemen...

McDonnell Struggled To Rein In His Wife: Witness

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT and LARRY O'DELL | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife's erratic behavior, causing turmoil throughout the executive staff and ...

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 State AG Testifies In Bob McDonnell Trial

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The wealthy businessman who lavished former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loa...

Bob McDonnell Touted Pill Marketed By Questionable Donor At Meeting, Official Says

AP | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell ended a meeting in his office by touting the effectiveness of an anti-inflammatory pill mark...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bob McDonnell Makes First Remarks Since His Indictment

AP | By ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell received sustained applause from several hundred Virginia Republicans on Tuesday evening at a politic...

Case Against Bob McDonnell To Proceed

AP | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go to trial this summer after ...

Former GOP Gov Gets Teaching Gig Following Corruption Scandal

AP | ALAN SUDERMAN | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has a new job as a visiting professor at Liberty University. School spokesman...

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...