I’ve got serious doubts that the federal investigation will lead to a criminal prosecution. It seems to be revolving around gifts which leads one to suspect they’re looking for a quid pro quo. Those prosecutions are extremely difficult without a smoking gun. Remember, you have to prove intent and you also have to prove that the gov’t action is a direct result of the gift…..that’s tough.
I think what’s more interesting is the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney investigation into the disclosure forms. From everything I’ve read, I think there could be a case made against McDonnell pertaining to those statutes.
Posted by George Washington Independent on 23 June 2013 @ 11am