DOJ Filing Claims Indicted GOP Rep Used Campaign Money For “Intimate” Liaisons With Multiple Women

Roll Call reports:

Facing a mounting legal case against him, Rep. Duncan Hunter has sought to scuttle the charges by alleging a political conspiracy. In a motion to dismiss the case filed Monday, attorneys for the California Republican argue that he was indicted, not because of evidence that he illegally used campaign funds for personal use and falsified campaign reports, but for the crime of endorsing President Donald Trump.

Hunter faces 60 criminal charges including conspiracy, theft of campaign money and wire fraud. He is accused of using campaign funds to pay for vacations, routine household expenses, expensive dinners and Uber rides before trying to cover it up.  Hunter’s wife, former campaign manager and co-defendant Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of conspiracy. The move signals that she is cooperating with the prosecution.