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A bad Supreme Court decision on political corruption casts a long shadow

In a decision that proved unanimity is no guarantee of wisdom, the Supreme Court last year overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. McDonnell had done a series of favors — in effect, throwing the doors of state government open wide — for a businessman who had...

Virginia is no longer a purple state

Virginia Govs. George Allen (1994-1998) and Jim Gilmore (1998-2002), both Republicans, were followed by two Democrats (now-Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine), then by a Republican Bob McDonnell (2010-2014). At the presidential level, the state voted Republican from 1968 through 2004, but not once since then. In the Senate, beginning in the 1990s, Republicans and Democrats […]

McDonnell: If I could go back, I would not have taken gifts”

The Hill: Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) in a new interview broadcast Sunday evening said if he could go back to his time in office, he would not have taken the gifts that led to a career-rocking scandal. “If … Continue reading ?

McDonnell says 'still a lot of healing to do' after case

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his marriage and family relationships remain strained after his public corruption case. But the Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2oZ6LUH) that McDonnell considers himself well down the … Click to Continue »

Quote of the Day

“You never know what God has got in store.” — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), quoted by the Virginian-Pilot, on running for office again after the Supreme Court unanimously overturned his corruption conviction.

How SCOTUS Saved de Blasio From Himself

8 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Supreme Court let ex-Virginia GOP governor Bob McDonnell skate, and funny thingits Democrats who are trying to exploit the ruling.

McDonnell's defense fund raises $20K in 4th quarter 2016

Finance reports show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised about $20,000 during the last quarter of 2016. Supporters created the fund in 2013 for McDonnell, who was convicted … Click to Continue »

Ex-Governor McDonnell returns to practicing law in Virginia

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has returned to practicing law. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2kALZuT ) that within the past couple of weeks the former governor rejoined the Virginia Beach law … Click to Continue »

Sleazy Legal Tactics Used to Go After Former Utah Attorney General

With all the attention brought recently to the politically motivated prosecutions of the DOJ, culminating in the high-profile Supreme Court exoneration of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, you would think

Former VA Gov. McDonnell Says Feds, McAuliffe Administration “Torpedoed” his Projects

Daily Press reports on an interview in which former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell “defended his administration’s deals on U.S. 460 and the Downtown/Midtown tunnels..., suggesting that federal authorities and the McAuliffe administration...Show More Summary

Preet Bharara: McDonnell Case No Grounds to Toss Silver Conviction

What does former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s triumph at the Supreme Court mean for the federal corruption case against Sheldon Silver? It’s apples and oranges, Manhattan federal prosecutor Preet Bharara’s office told a federal appeals court this week. Lawyers for the former New York Assembly Speaker have seized on the McDonnell ruling in their appeal to […]

He Was Out There Acting As A Police Officer, When He Has No Police Powers

mySA: A Converse man who used his AR-15 rifle to detain four men he thought were going to burglarize his neighbor’s home last month now finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Coty Bob McDonnell, 31, made his initial appearance Monday on a charge of deadly conduct, a misdemeanor, but the case was […]

Newspaper Hammers ERC and McDonnell Administration for Looming Annual Toll Increases

The Virginian-Pilot editorial board takes a dim view of forthcoming toll hikes for the Downtown and Midtown tunnels and hammers the state for the way, under former Governor Bob McDonnell, it negotiated its partnership with Elizabeth River Crossings. Show More Summary

Disgraced Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Will Soon Teach About “Civility” at Pat Robertson’s College

Scandal-plagued former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will soon be teaching at Pat Robertson's Regent University. Because who the hell else are they gonna get over there?

Former Va. governor Bob McDonnell joins faculty of televangelist’s college

Legal woes behind him, he will teach at Pat Robertson’s Regent University, his alma mater.

Two investigations

(Scott Johnson) Noel Francisco and James Burnham practice law at Jones Day in Washington, D.C. They represented former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell against the federal corruption charges brought against him and his wife by the government. Show More Summary

Prosecutors drop corruption case against former Virginia governor

AS CORRUPTION cases go, it might have seemed small beer. In 2014 Bob McDonnell, a former governor of Virginia and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of trading their office for $177,000 in sweetheart loans, gifts and trips from a smooth-talking executive who wanted the state to promote his disputed tobacco-derived dietary product.

Bob McDonnell's Freedom Cost Him More Than $10 Million In Legal Fees

Bob McDonnell owes more than a debt of gratitude to the lawyers who defended him through years of legal troubles against the federal government. The Associated Press reported Friday that the former Virginia governor owes his legal team...Show More Summary

McDonnell Still Owes Lawyers $10 Million

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) still owes more than $10 million to the lawyers who ultimately got his federal corruption conviction overturned, the AP reports.

No New Trial for Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry Republican former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on public corruption charges, and will drop charges against his wife Maureen McDonnell. McDonnell was convicted on federal corruption charges in 2014 and sentenced to two years in prison. Show More Summary

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