Attorneys for Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen, “will spend Monday locked in separate hours-long meetings trying to convince federal prosecutors that the first couple should not be charged in the gifts scandal that has dominated state politics,” the Washington Post reports.
“The meetings open a new, critical phase of the investigation, timed to help prosecutors decide over the next few weeks whether to file charges.”
The defense: “McDonnell’s side has conveyed to authorities that his wife often
purposely kept him in the dark about the largess she was accepting.”