Bob McDonnell

Supreme Court should free McDonnell

When the Supreme Court on Monday, as expected, overturns the convictions of Gov. Bob McDonnell for 11 counts of honest services wire fraud, extortion, and conspiracy, I will be among those rejoicing.

That federal prosecutors chose to pursue our former governor, a graduate of Notre Dame and Regent universities, and embraced by local and Richmond Catholic clergy, reveals misguided ethics and morality by the Department of Justice. It's no wonder that 14 Virginia senators including Tommy Norment, 19 delegates, more than 40 attorneys general, and many members of the governing class were willing to stake their reputations behind the proposition that McDonald's receipt of $177,000 in...

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