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August 06, 2014


Staffer Was Concerned About McDonnell's Action

"Just six minutes after then-Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell e-mailed a wealthy businessman about a $50,000 loan, he sent a note to a staffer asking to discuss state university studies of the man's new dietary supplement," the Washington Post reports.

"The staffer, former chief policy adviser Jasen Eige, testified Tuesday that he didn't know about the loan negotiations between his boss and Jonnie R. Williams Sr., then the chief executive of the supplement company. But he said that he was concerned about acting on the governor's February 2012 e-mail."

Said Eige: "This was just not something the governor's office should be involved in. It wasn't our role, our place to get in the middle of something like this."












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