Ex-Obama, Clinton lawyers among those backing Bob McDonnell’s corruption appeal

A must read article linked below detailing the wide bipartisan support for Governor Bob McDonnell’s appeal.  He has the support of ex-Obama and Clinton lawyers, as well the support of 66 former state Attorney Generals of which 34 are Democrats, 31 are Republicans and 1 Independent. Ex-Obama, Clinton lawyers among those backing Bob McDonnell’s corruption appeal

Justice Goes After The GOP

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Justice Goes After The GOP Harvey Silvergate, author of “Three Felonies A Day: How The Feds Target The Innocent”, penned a critical analysis in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal highlighting the political nature of Holder’s Justice Department.The Restoration Fund has long felt that the indictment of Bob McDonnell’s is in a long line of gross error, politicization and misjudgment by the Holder Justice Department. “It’s a travesty, what’s happened to the Department of Justice.  It’s an actual  travesty.   It’s political malpractice at its worst.  I don’t think it’s coincidence that  Lady …

Part Two: What The Government Didn’t Say In The McDonnell Indictment…..

….. Is Their Case Is Built Upon A Questionable Witness The Government indictment against Governor McDonnell is long on sensationalism and short on facts or the law.  Perhaps this is because the bulk of the case is built upon the claims from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, a man with over three decades of legal and ethical problems. As previously noted, an outside audit from a former Democratic Attorney General and a Washington Post FOIA request have already confirmed that Star Scientific nor Jonnie Williams received any tangible benefit.  …

What The Government Didn’t Say In The McDonnell Indictment: An Outside Audit Confirmed Star Scientific/Williams Received NOTHING of Value

The Government indictment against Governor McDonnell is long on sensationalism and short on facts or the law. The Restoration Fund will begin a series of reviews of the government’s allegations, and how far short they fall under serious analysis. PART I:  What the Government indictment failed to mention is that……. Outside Audit Confirms:  Williams & Star Received Nothing On April 29th, the Washington Post reported, and subsequently buried on paragraph 14,  that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request has already confirmed that “Star Scientific” has not received a dime in state incentive grants or any …

10 QUICK THOUGHTS ON U.S. v. McDONNELL

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Chris Ashby, a very well respected DC area attorney, provides a great summation of the incredibly weak indictment filed by the federal government against Governor Bob McDonnell. If you care about due process and fairness under the law, take the time to read his excellent thoughts on this false indictment built upon a discredited witness. The Restoration Fund http://www.restorationfundva.com/ ——— http://www.ashby-law.com/first-take-u-s-v-mcdonnell/ http://storify.com/VApolitico/chris-ashby-reacts-to-mcdonnell-legal-issues# First Take: U.S. v. McDonnell Ten Quick Thoughts on the Case Against Bob McDonnell The indictment of Bob McDonnell is a gut punch to all who knew him, worked for him, …

“I REPEAT AGAIN, EMPHATICALLY, THAT I HAVE DONE NOTHING ILLEGAL”

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Despite the media circus involving this case, we live in a system of laws and Bob McDonnell has the presumption of innocence against this false indictment filed against him earlier this week. From the first moment of the indictment he has stated “I repeat again, emphatically, that I have done nothing illegal.”   For a nice summation of his first public statement and the defense response to the government indictment, see below. ——— http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcdonnell-i-repeat-again-emphatically-that-i-did-nothing-illegal/2014/01/21/9be5b4f4-82f4-11e3-8099-9181471f7aaf_story.html?hpid=z2 McDonnell: ‘I repeat again, emphatically, that I did nothing illegal’ By Carol D. Leonnig and Rosalind Helderman, Published: January 21 …

GOV. BOB McDONNELL’S LEGAL TEAM FILES DEFENSE MOTIONS CHALLENGING GOVERNMENT’S FALSE CASE

Governor Bob McDonnell’s legal team filed their first public motions in response to the government’s wrongful indictment built upon a witness with no credibility. Please take the time to click on the below links which directly challenges the entire foundation of the government’s case. The Restoration Fund “Bob McDonnell is an innocent man.  He never entered into an illegal agreement with Mr. Jonnie Williams or Star Scientific, nor did he ever promise or provide them any official benefits.  To bring today’s indictment, the federal government has concocted a never-before-used legal theory manufactured …

GOV. BOB McDONNELL’S REMARKS FROM THIS EVENING’S PRESS CONFERENCE

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Earlier this evening Governor Bob McDonnell held an open press event to provide his first public remarks regarding today’s wrongful federal indictment against a man who has served his nation and the Commonwealth with distinction for his entire adult life.  The text of his remarks are below. The Restoration Fund ——- STATEMENT OF FORMER GOVERNOR ROBERT F. MCDONNELL RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Good evening. My fellow Virginians, I come before you this evening as someone who has been falsely accused and whose public service has been wrongfully attacked.  Earlier today, federal prosecutors filed criminal …

A MESSAGE FROM FORMER GOVERNOR ROBERT F. MCDONNELL

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Earlier today former Governor Bob McDonnell released a statement regarding the false indictment built upon discredited witnesses that was filed today in federal court. Please take time to read below The Restoration Fund ——- A MESSAGE FROM FORMER GOVERNOR ROBERT F. MCDONNELL “My fellow Virginians, earlier today federal prosecutors notified my attorneys that they have filed criminal charges against me and my wife Maureen, alleging that we violated federal law by accepting gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of Star Scientific.  I deeply regret accepting legal gifts and loans …

GOLDMAN: Were federal prosecutors conned into pursuing Governor McDonnell?

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Paul Goldman, former Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, has long been one of the most respected leaders in the Commonwealth. Earlier this week he penned a devastating analysis on Jonnie Williams and his “playing the prosecutors” on the case regarding Governor Bob McDonnell. Mr. Goldman also refers to the “curious media failure” that has largely ignored the mountain of questionable ethical, business and legal problems that have followed Mr. Willliams for over three decades. Bob McDonnell’s reputation, built over four decades of public service to Virginia and the …