Gov. Bob McDonnell Refuses To Comment On Grand Jury Probe

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) dodged reporters on his way out of a Virginia Free luncheon in Fairfax County on Monday, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch report:

After speaking for roughly 20 minutes at the annual gathering of Virginia business leaders and elected officials in Fairfax County, McDonnell was hurried into an elevator as television and newspaper reporters tried to get him to stop and answer questions regarding the probe.

 

“I really can’t. I came to talk about transportation and business,” McDonnell said, as he stood behind aides and security in the back of an elevator at the Ritz-Carlton. “I really can’t talk about it.”

The Washington Post on Sunday night confirmed a grand jury witness–Virginia state Delegate David Ramadan–who served as the first public indication that a grand jury had been empaneled to investigate whether the governor assisted the executives of a dietary supplement company in exchange for gifts.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK