RICHMOND, Va. — 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.
The 14-count indictment portrays the former governor as deeply entrenched in credit card debt even before he took office and willing to accept lavish gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, who hoped the first couple's endorsement for his products would yield big profits for his company.
McDonnell appeared Tuesday night at a hastily called news conference in Richmond to strongly deny any wrongdoing and denounce what he said was an "unjust overreach" by federal prosecutors.
Fight fire with fire, never back down from evil.
I can't wait to learn the name of the company that gave all that stuff to them.
THE ARTICLE STATED STAR SCIENTIFIC CEO JONNIE WILLIAMS
It seems clear that America badly needs citizen politicians to serve and go home. I can't comment on anything to do with Bob McDonnell but it's quite evident that we have an abundance of corrupt politicians at all levels of government today.
YOU GOT THAT RIGHT! THE MODUS OPERANDI OF THE PROGRESSIVES IS TO DEMAGOGUE, DENIGRATE & DESTROY ANYONE IN THEIR PATH. THEY ARE LIKE STEAM ROLLERS. THEY PURSUE, DENUNCIATE & THEN ATTACK. WHEN OBAMA WAS RUNNING FOR THE SENATE HE MOST LIKELY DISTRIBUTED HIS FAMOUS BOOK CALLED RULES FOR RADICALS BY SAUL ALINSKY. EVER SINCE HE CAME INTO OFFICE THE ENTIRE ADMINSTRATION & THE DEMS BECAME PROGRESSIVES OR SOCIALISTS & HAVE STUDIED THIS MODEL.
THEY ALL SPEAK & ACT ALONG THE SAME LINES & FOLLOW HIS RULES. THIS IS HOW HE HAS DIVIDED THE COUNTRY MORE THAN EVER. HE IS NOT A LEADER, HE IS A RULER, HE DOESN'T CARE TO WORK WITH THE OTHER SIDE, HE ONLY SEEKS TO DESTROY THEM. HE ONLY SAID WHAT HE HAD TO SAY TO GET ELECTED & NOW CLAIMS THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM ARE RACIST & DON'T LIKE THAT HE'S BLACK. THAT'S SO WEIRD SINCE HE GOT THE MAJORITY VOTE BUT LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT THE VOTER FRAUD THAT WENT ON. THAT'S WHY HE SAID, "I WON"! I T'S HIS WAY OR THE HIGHWAY.
Julie, I smell Rats, too, but how do you defend someone who admits he did it?
A lot of emphasis is put on qualifications before a candidate is considered. Bah-humbug, our Founders came from all walks of life and yet were able to draft a Constitutional document the envy of the world. If you're a good person then run. Then get the lawyers out of politics. That's good enough for me...Semper Fi
Seeing where the story came from: NY Times, and AP, sure gives me a bunch of doubt on accuracy of the story. If McDonnell is convicted of 14 counts would surprise me. Is the guy dirty? Who knows. But NY Times and AP have already convicted, and sentenced him in this article.
I think the charge is not being democrat.
The press (propagandists that they are) have been seeking to crucify him ever since he was elected. They are now pissed that they couldn't get him thrown out of office and they want to make sure that he is damaged goods and can't bother them again.
It says "INDICTED"
Remember how the libs lie and lie and lie until, to THEM
It becomes the truth???
I'm just sayin'