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A. Barton Hinkle on How Handouts Corrupt All Governors

8 hours agoNews : Reason

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is under fire for doing special favors on behalf of Jonnie Williams and his nutritional-supplement company Star Scientific. McDonnell’s defense essentially boils down to this: “So what? He did the same for lots of other companies, too.” But as A. Show More Summary

5 things to know about former Va. governor trial

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday in the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who could face decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines if convicted.

McDonnell lawyer makes final defense at trial

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyer is making final arguments in McDonnell's corruption trial, saying McDonnell never did anything to help a businessman who supposedly bribed him.

Bob McDonnell: A Recap Of The Juiciest Bits To Come Out Of The Trial

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has unveiled seriously juicy details of the former Virginia governor's personal life.

Prosecutor in McDonnell case tells jurors in closing arguments this ‘is corruption ... the real thing’

Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why did the McDonnells accept?

Political Oxymorons -- the Birthplace of Brilliant

Jeanine McDonnell, daughter of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, says that her mother has a "mild obsession" with another man. Mild lives in detergent adverts. Obsession gets draped around designer perfume. Put the two words together however and you get something that's kind of interesting -- refined and just a little bit dirty. Show More Summary

Closing arguments begin in ex-governor's trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Closing arguments have started in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Until Conspiracy Do We Part

Legal experts confirm that Bob McDonnell's extraordinary legal defense that he and his wife could not have committed conspiracy because they're weren't even speaking to each other is in fact extraordinary.

Testimony wrapping up in former Va. governor trial

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell’s daughter talks parents’ marriage troubles

The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents’ marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed 'a mild obsession' with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells’ corruption trial.

Former Virginia governor wraps up his defense

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The defense for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has rested its case in his public corruption trial.

Bob McDonnell Cross-Examined by Prosecutors, Wife's Counsel

The circus that is the McDonnell Corruption Trial continued on Monday, this time with former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on the stand facing intense cross-examination by both the government and his co-defendant wife's counsel. After Bob McDonnell spent days last week testifying as his own star witness, telling jurors that......

Homophobic Ex-VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Now Living With Priest Who Pled Guilty To Having Sex With Another Man In Public

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

When he was governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell proudly embraced his inner homophobe. He signed an executive order stripping state employees of anti-discrimination protections, defended the state’s ban on adoption by gay parents,  and called the state’s ban on marriage equality “the right decision.” So, of course, now that McDonnell is no longer in office and is standing […]

Anti-Gay Bob McDonnell Living With Priest Busted For Gay Sex

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says he’s no longer living with his wife but, rather, is living with Wayne Ball, a priest who pleaded guilty in 2002 for having gay sex in a parking lot. McDonnell has testified that his marriage was a “sham” and therefore he could not have colluded with his wife in taking [...]

Oh Bob

Just when you thought that the trial/saga of Bob McDonnell could not possible get any weirder at all, in comes the priest and things get kinky. Bob says that he’s left his wife and is now living with a priest. And by “living” I mean oh-what-the-hell. Last week former Virginia Gov. Show More Summary

McDonnell questioned about dealings with executive

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday faced the most pointed questions yet about his dealings with a businessman whose gifts are at the heart of the ex-governor's corruption trial.

Anti-Gay Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell Now Living With (Maybe) Gay Priest

The public corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen continues to provide the drama we all hoped it would. In an effort to convince the jury that he and his wife did not conspire to take money and gifts in exchange for political favors, Bob has testified that his marriage was, and is, in shambles. Show More Summary

VIRGINIA: Disgraced Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Is Now Living With Catholic Priest Busted For Public Gay Sex

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last week former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell revealed during his corruption trial that he has left his wife and is now living with a Catholic priest named Wayne Ball, seen above. That priest, as it turns out, was once busted for having gay sex in a parking lot. Show More Summary

Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Like so many politicians before him, ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is blaming his wife. And though she may have signed off on the strategy, she doesn’t seem happy about it.

Virginia ex-governor to testify again in corruption trial

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is set to be back on the witness stand on Monday in his federal corruption trial, now in its fifth week. McDonnell, 60, has testified at U.S. The McDonnells face a 14-count indictment for allegedly taking the gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams Sr. Show More Summary

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