The Washington Post is reporting that the McDonnells accepted a total of $145,000 from Jonnie Williams in 2011 and 2012. Last year Mr. Williams gave $70,000 to a corporation owned by Governor McDonnell and his sister. The money was not reported as a gift or a loan as required by law. Previously Mr. Williams had given Maureen McDonnell $50,000. He also helped pay for the weddings of the two McDonnell daughters, Cailin in 2011, and his year for Jeanine. Williams paid $15,000 for a shopping spree in New York for Maureen and a $6,500 Rolex watch for the Governor. This is all under investigation by state and federal authorities. A grand jury will begin hearing from witnesses next week.
The complete timeline for this evolving scandal can be found here.
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The longer this mess continues, the more it hurts our party and all of our candidates for office in November.
How could Bob McDonnell have been so dumb? What the hell was he thinking? This is so very disappointing.