Lawyers For Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Defend Adulterous Affairs As “Mixing Business With Pleasure”

Politico reports:

Defense lawyers for Rep. Duncan Hunter appeared to concede Friday that he carried on extramarital affairs with several women, but alleged that much of his related spending of campaign funds was legitimate because he was “mixing business with pleasure.”

With Hunter (R-Calif.) facing a federal criminal trial on 60 felony charges that he repeatedly spent campaign money on vacations, meals and even dental bills, Hunter’s attorneys are urging a federal judge to put off-limits any discussion of his intimacy with the women, saying it would risk his right to a fair trial.

His defense also faulted prosecutors for airing the infidelity claims publicly by including them in a motion Monday asking a judge to allow jurors to hear testimony about the nature of the relationships.