Tag Archives: Bob McDonnell

SCOTUS Overturns Corruption Convictions Of Republican Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Via Politico: The Supreme Court has overturned the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. The justices ruled that prosecutors defined too broadly the kind of conduct that qualifies as an “official act” public officials are not permitted to trade for gifts or campaign donations. A jury convicted the Virginia Republican on 11 corruption-related felony counts in 2014, including ...

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VIRGINIA: Former Gov. Bob McDonnell To Appeal Corruption Conviction To SCOTUS After Rejection By Fourth Circuit

Yesterday the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to hear a review of former GOP Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption conviction. Lawyers for McDonnell then announced that he will appeal to the Supreme Court. The Hampton Roads Pilot reports: Attorney Henry Asbill declined to say whether McDonnell will have to report to prison to begin serving his two-year sentence. He ...

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Robertson: Bob McDonnell Was Seduced By A Woman, Just Like Adam Was

One of Pat Robertson’s “charities” had offered to employ McDonnell in lieu of a prison sentence.

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McDonnell Gets Two Years In Prison

Former GOP Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison today after being convicted on eleven counts of corruption late last year. United States District Court Judge James R. Spencer announced his ruling just shy of 3 pm local time early on Tuesday, four months and two days after a jury there found Mr McDonnell and his ...

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Pat Robertson Tries To Keep Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Out Of Prison

Via the Associated Press: Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell should perform community service rather than serve prison time for his federal corruption convictions, an international relief organization said Tuesday. Operation Blessing International said it offered McDonnell jobs heading its hunger relief program in Appalachia or working at its orphanage and fish farm in Haiti if U.S. District Judge James Spencer ...

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Liberty University Fires Bob McDonnell

Even Liberty University has its limits. Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has lost his teaching gig at Liberty University. The Christian college announced on Friday they had ditched the disgraced politician after he was convicted on multiple federal corruption charges. Liberty President Jerry Falwell had called the former governor “a longtime friend of the university” in April, when McDonnell was appointed ...

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VIRGINIA: Former Gov. Bob McDonnell And Wife Found Guilty Of Corruption

Former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been found guilty on multiple counts of corruption, bribery, and conspiracy. After three days of deliberations, the seven men and five women who heard weeks of gripping testimony about the McDonnells’ alleged misdeeds acquitted the couple of several charges pending against them–but nevertheless found that they lent the prestige of ...

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

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. Father Ball, as it turns out, was once busted for having gay sex in the parking lot of a park. Here’s a story about the 2010 arrest: The Rev. ...

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VIRGINIA: Marriage Of Anti-Gay GOP Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Was A Sham

Sanctity of marriage defender and GOP former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is being tried for corruption and according to testimony presented yesterday by his lawyers, his own marriage was a sham because his wife was in love with the man accused of bribing them. And since their marriage was in shambles, say their lawyers, they could not have colluded in ...

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VIRGINIA: Former Gov. Bob McDonnell & Wife Charged With Accepting Illegal Gifts

Anti-gay GOP former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who routinely opposed LGBT rights in his state, was today charged with accepting illegal gifts from a local businessman. McDonnell’s wife was also charged. Authorities alleged that for nearly two years, the McDonnells hit up executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. again and again, lodging near constant requests for large loans, clothes, trips, golf ...

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Cuccinelli Vs McDonnell

Today’s installment of GOP infighting comes out of Virginia, where anti-gay Attorney General (and gubernatorial candidate) Ken Cuccinelli has demanded a special legislative session on political ethics, something that scandal-plagued and anti-gay Gov. Bob McDonnell (shockingly) does not want. With McDonnell (R) embroiled in a gifts scandal, the Republican candidate to succeed him said Virginia cannot wait until the legislature ...

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Bob McDonnell: I’m Not Resigning

“I’m not going anywhere. I love this job. I think there were a couple of very bad rumors about that. I have been able to get some major problems solved for our citizens. Virginia is in better shape that most states. Democrats and Republicans are working together well in our state. I’ve tried to create that climate for bipartisan cooperation. ...

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VIRGINIA: Gov. Bob McDonnell Apologizes For Taking $124K In Gifts & Loans

Today anti-gay Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell finally apologized for a long-running scandal. The Washington Post editorializes: Does Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell get it or not? On Tuesday, Mr. McDonnell (R) apologized “for the embarrassment certain members of my family and I brought upon my beloved Virginia and her citizens.” And, in an action that spoke much louder than ...

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VA Repeals One-Per-Month Gun Law

Virginia used to restrict residents to buying one handgun per month. But not anymore, because a busy family needs a different gun every day of the week. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill Tuesday to overturn Virginia’s landmark one-handgun-a-month law, a restriction put on the books in the early 1990s when gun trafficking was seen as a problem along the ...

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PhoboQuotable – VA Gov. Bob McDonnell

“I don’t think we ought to force Catholic Charities to make that part of their policy or other similar situated groups. Many of our adoption agencies are faith-based groups that ought to be able to establish what their own policies are. Current regulations that say you can’t discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin I think are ...

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Mississippi Governor: Controversy About Confederate History Month Ain’t Diddly

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Obama Rips VA Gov. McDonnell Over Confederate History Month Debacle

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Sons Of The Confederacy: Slavery Was Not A Cause Of The Civil War

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VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Apologizes Over Confederate History Recognition

After enduring blistering national criticism for removing language about slavery from his declaration recognizing Confederate History Month, yesterday Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell issued an apology and amended the language in the declaration. A day earlier, McDonnell said he left out any reference to slavery in the original seven-paragraph proclamation because he wanted to include issues he thought were most “significant” ...

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VA Gov. Bob McDonnell Recognizes Confederate History Month

VA Gov. Bob McDonnell has issued an order recognizing April as Confederate History Month, saying that it’s important “to understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War.” McDonnell’s most recent order of this type recognized Christian Heritage Week. April’s Confederate History Month recognition is at least the fourth proclamation McDonnell has ...

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