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Attorneys for Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell 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.

... SNIP ...

As the scandal has shined an uncomfortable spotlight on the governor’s marriage, McDonnell’s side has conveyed to authorities that his wife often purposely kept him in the dark about the largess she was accepting from Williams, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Bezos Press

My first thought is that Mrs. McDonnell was being unfaithful and having an affair with Jonnie Williams, and that's why she was keeping the gifts a secret - although the article does not allege that. But if I tell you that a man's wife is accepting expensive gifts from another man and keeping them a secret, I don't think infidelity is an unreasonable thought. However,

Williams also has told investigators that the governor was aware of his gifts and thanked him for helping his family during a time of financial strain.
This  makes it seem more likely that McDonnell knew of the gifts and is willing to sacrifice his wife's good name and reputation to save his career - and she's helping him do so. What a pair.
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Originally posted to aardvark droppings on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 08:26 AM PDT.

Also republished by Virginia Kos.

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