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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Jonnie Williams
Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year, a sizeable haul that's still far short of the $1 million-plus the fund's founder has said is needed.
Five former Virginia attorneys general have asked a federal judge to consider their argument that public corruption charges against ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell should be dismissed.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's lawyers filed a motion Tuesday evening asking a federal judge to dismiss most of the charges against McDonnell and his wife in a public corruption case.
A federal judge denied a request Tuesday by the defense team of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, to limit prosecutors' involvement in a civil case against the government's key witness, the latest in a string of failed motions by the defense team.
A federal judge is denying a request by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's defense team to limit prosecutors' involvement in a civil case against the government's key witness.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys are seeking documents from two federal agencies that they hope to use to attack the credibility of the government's expected star witness in his public corruption case.
Lawyers for Bob McDonnell said in a federal court filing that they want more details on what exactly federal prosecutors allege the former Virginia governor did wrong.
Elaine Kubiak finds it impossible to reconcile the social-climbing, bullying and bizarre-acting former first lady of Virginia being portrayed in federal court papers and the media with the woman she's known for two decades.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are arguing over how much contact the couple can have with potential witnesses who are friends or relatives.
Though the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, isn't set to start until July, their lawyers have already signaled a key part of their strategy. They plan to attack the motives of Maureen McDonnell's former chief of staff, who was close enough to the first couple that she held her wedding reception at the governor's mansion.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are accused of taking at least $165,000 in loans and gifts to help the chief executive of a health supplement company peddle his products. But proving the couple broke the law may be difficult.
Maureen McDonnell made a heck of a fashion splash in that 14-count federal indictment filed Monday in Virginia.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once viewed as a rising star in the GOP, and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal corruption charges accusing the couple of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in loans, shopping sprees, money for their daughter's wedding - and even a joyride in a Ferrari - from the owner of a company that makes health supplements.
I bet more Virginians could tell you who businessman Jonnie Williams is than can name the two candidates for governor, or name the candidates for attorney general ("McDonnell apologizes, repays Jonnie Williams' loan," Web, July 23). The press's laser focus on Mr. Williams is hindering the ability of Virginians to participate in the public debate — and in this case, the debate is over who will lead the commonwealth for the next four years.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Monday that the state accumulated the largest cumulative budget surplus of any administration in state history — a feat that comes as an ongoing gifts scandal threatens to overshadow the Republican lame duck's final months in office.