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January 22, 2014


Can McDonnell Avoid Jail?

First Read says federal prosecutors might have a tough case to prove when it comes to the indictment of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R).

"It's all clearly unethical, but being unethical is not a crime -- it's proving the quid pro quo. And McDonnell's statement yesterday gives a hint as to his defense that he never thought he was doing anything in return for the gifts. Jonnie Williams has immunity, which is why there are SO MANY details in this indictment. But judging by what McDonnell's lawyers are saying off camera, don't expect some plea deal right away. This could very well end up in court." 












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