Intrigue at Virginia's Governor's Mansion

Rivaling the twists and turns of the British soap opera "Downtown Abbey," the Virginia Governor's mansion has all the intrigue of a smear campaign to discredit the lord of the manor, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell. In this case, it looks like his former chef, fired for embezzlement, dimed out the governor. Will the brouhaha over a $15,000 catering bill for McDonnell's daughter's wedding, a couple of trips to a corporate donor's lake home and a Rolex watch sink the governor? Did he do any favors in return for the donor's generosity? How about the state's attorney general, Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who's hoping to take McDonnell's place in 2014? He already had to recuse his office from prosecuting the governor's chef, citing conflicts of interest. Will McDonnell's troubles spill over to Cuccinelli? We may soon learn the answers because Eric Holder's FBI is on the case. The same law enforcement agency that treats the murder of Mexican nationals, government agents and a U.S. ambassador...(Read Full Post)

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