Bob McDonnell: If I’m Guilty, So Is Obama
Somehow I don’t think this is the best defense.
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After he and his wife were indicted on fourteen felony counts Tuesday, former Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell said that he was being charged based on a “misguided legal theory” that would implicate President Barack Obama and nearly every other elected official were it applied as the law of the land.
Appearing with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law to address the media hours after the indictment, McDonnell, who is the first Virginia governor to face criminal charges and will be arraigned in Richmond Friday, said he was “falsely accused,” that his public service has been “wrongly attacked,” and that he would use all resources available to him to fight what he said was an “unjust” federal overreach. According to the Justice Department, if convicted on all the counts, both McDonnells would face maximum prison sentences of 80 years and fines of over $1.25 million.
McDonnell said he “deeply regrets” taking gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams and noted that he “returned and repaid with interest” the lavish gifts and loans, apologized for his poor judgment, and said that he has accepted “full responsibility.”