Governor Terry McAuliffe Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

Gov. Terry McAuliffe – 1:43 p.m. “Governor Bob McDonnell and his family have remained in my thoughts and prayers throughout this episode. The governor made mistakes and has apologized, but the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that his trial should not have resulted in a criminal conviction. It is my hope that today’s ruling is the beginning of the end of this difficult process for our Commonwealth.”

Statement from Bob McDonnell On U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

Statement from Bob McDonnell On U.S. Supreme Court Opinion VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (June 27, 2016) — I express my heartfelt gratitude to the justices of the United States Supreme Court for the time and attention they have given to the law in my case. Today, a unanimous United States Supreme Court Vacated my convictions, and it is a day in which my family and I rejoice and give thanks. From the outset, I strongly asserted my innocence before God and under the law. I have not, and would not, betray …

Ruling

We have not received a ruling as of today but expect one on Thursday June 23rd, Monday June 27th or Thursday June 30th. We ask for your Prayers.

Case to acquit McDonnell is strong

Editor, Times-Dispatch: In response to the Op/Ed column, “Why the court of public opinion should reconsider case of Gov. Bob McDonnell” by Andrew Miller and Anthony Troy: I am a life-long politically active Democrat. I voted against McDonnell. I vehemently disagreed with some of the bills he championed and was thrilled when the next administration overturned them. And I feel very strongly that the entire legal case against McDonnell is stunningly unfair and baseless. Every politician and successful businessperson networks with supporters. It is common courtesy to introduce people who …

Great story in the Richmond Times over the weekend.

By Andrew P. Miller and Anthony F. Troy Following the April 27 hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court in which the justices appeared to side with former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, suggesting that he was wrongly convicted for corruption, some opinion commentators and pundits went into overdrive. “The Supreme Court is about to legalize corruption,” they shrieked. While this “court of public opinion” has tried, convicted and placed McDonnell on political death row already, it would do well for these pundits to put aside their political bias and honestly assess …

Great article in the daily Press earlier this month.

Re: “Send a message, ” May 3 The letter writter states that former Gov. Bob McDonnell violated voter trust by taking a “bribe” and that the Supreme Court is “trying to decide if what he took was enough to warrant the lower court’s verdict.” This is incorrect. To commit bribery, an official must agree to perform an “official action” on behalf of the person making the bribe — either to make a specific decision on the briber’s behalf or to sway a decision by another official. Yet Gov. McDonnell did …

As We All Wait for the Supreme Court’s Decision to be Announced in June, Those of us who support Bob McDonnell Continue to Speak Out on Behalf of a Good Man.

(from Lynn R. Mitchell, The Bearing Drift) Political reporter Jeff Schapiro heard the optimistic news coming out of the Supreme Court last week so took that opportunity to swipe at former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. I won’t bother to regurgitate what he said but you can find it in his Sunday column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He echoes what has been heard from other media outlets and armchair prosecutors the past two years. It is unfortunate the way some media redefine those who end up in the news. The old saying, “Where do you go …

U.S. SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES EXTREME SKEPTICISM OVER FORMER GOVERNOR MCDONNELL’S CONVICTIONS

Originial Article: The Bearing Drift Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell had his day in court Wednesday as his lawyer, Noel J. Francisco, presented McDonnell’s case before the highest court in the land. Speaking before the Supreme Court justices, Francisco laid out the case that his client should not have been convicted because he did not “make a government decision or urge someone else to do so,” and added that the corruption laws were not meant to be “comprehensive codes of ethical conduct.” Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog wrote, “At the center of …

Friends

Friends, As you have probably seen from all the media stories, the United States Supreme Court arguments went well. Many prominent Supreme Court reporters, such as Robert Barnes at The Washington Post (http://wpo.st/p4TX1) and Adam Liptak at The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1NTAsv7 ) are speculating that the nation’s highest court is likely to overturn the conviction. We are so thankful for all of your prayers and support. Governor McDonnell, on the steps of the Supreme Court building yesterday, expressed his sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported him during the …

Positive News the lower court could overturn Conviction !

Lots of positive press!! Associated Press (via Fox News): Supreme Court could overturn McDonnell corruption case http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/04/27/supreme-court-could-overturn-mcdonnell-corruption-case.html “The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn the conviction of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges and place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws.” Reuters: U.S. justices question ex-Virginia governor’s prosecution http://news.trust.org/item/20160427151859-0z793 “U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday expressed doubts about the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell. During the one-hour argument, several justices signaled that McDonnell’s action in taking $177,000 in gifts and loans from …