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Sources: McDonnell to Resign as Virginia Governor
http://jhpolitics.com/2013/07/sources-mcdonnell-to-resign-as-virginia-governor/ ^ | 7/7/13 | Justin Higgins

Posted on 07/08/2013 4:47:45 AM PDT by wolfman23601

Update: Here are the denials. It’s unclear to me whether my sources know something Deutsch doesn’t or were basing their opinion on his reporting. I will update for accuracy as it goes on.

Sources close to JHPolitics are confirming what was broken by Willie Deutsch of Bearing Drift. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is, if reports are to be believed, resigning from office over pending corruption charges. Willie’s take:

The man who pushed out the RPV chairman over trumped up corruption charges while running for governor is currently in the middle of finalizing a plea agreement which includes his resignation as governor. More to come soon.

Article was posted after two people independently shared the story.

Multiple more sources confirming plea agreement is definitely being finalized.

I have previously reported on the ethical lapses that have plagued McDonnell. Up until now, it’s been unconfirmed whether the various “gifts” the McDonnell family received amounted to legal trouble. Obviously, they have. Say goodbye to a tax-hiking Governor who once had presidential ambitions.

The one winner? Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who will (briefly) be able to fulfill his lifelong dream as serving as the Governor of Virginia.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bobmcdonnell; mcdonnell; richmond
FYI
1 posted on 07/08/2013 4:47:45 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601; sleepy_hollow; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; ...

ping


2 posted on 07/08/2013 4:51:54 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: wolfman23601

That’s a bit of a surprise!


3 posted on 07/08/2013 4:53:55 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: wolfman23601
There is nothing in the Richmond Times Dispatch as of yet.

5.56mm

4 posted on 07/08/2013 4:58:02 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: wolfman23601
I have serious doubts about this story, considering that Clinton crony McAuliffe is running for governor and currently spreading all kinds of lies around the Commonwealth.

But IF (and that's a BIG IF) it's true, then sour grapes Bill Bolling is yet another GOP-E hack and former "key man" for the Romney campaign.

Moreover, there's THIS:

McAuliffe and Bolling meet in Richmond

McAuliffe, Bolling Trading Calls in Run-Up to Bolling's Decision

McAuliffe, Bolling buddy up at VA Free luncheon

Bolling defends McAuliffe over GreenTech's Mississippi move

Smells like dirty tricks to me. Bolling was ticked off that Cuccinelli got the GOP nomination for governor instead of him, and is capable of doing and saying anything out of a sense of vindictive payback.

5 posted on 07/08/2013 4:58:41 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: wolfman23601

This story has been going around for about a week


6 posted on 07/08/2013 5:00:18 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: wolfman23601

Because important news like this is always broken by a video-blogger. Pfft.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 5:01:42 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: wolfman23601

Per http://jhpolitics.com/2013/07/virginia-denials-pour-in-over-mcdonnell-resignation-report/

THIS IS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is NOT going to resign.

Reminds me of the Johnny Carson movie I watched this week where a member of Jay Leno’s team placed a news article in the paper saying Leno was going to take over the Tonight show. It was not true but it did start the ball rolling for Carson to leave.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 5:02:12 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Timber Rattler

I presume it is “dirty tricks”, but that McDonnell also gave them the opening with stupid ethical lapses.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 5:03:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: wolfman23601

Could this be the reason why he is behind the idea of restoring voting rights for felons?


10 posted on 07/08/2013 5:03:13 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: nuconvert

It has been going on for the last year.


11 posted on 07/08/2013 5:08:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

Yes, but it has resurfaced recently in the past week.


12 posted on 07/08/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: wolfman23601

This is “Macaca”.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 5:13:23 AM PDT by CJinVA
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To: mac_truck; blueyon; Timber Rattler

http://bearingdrift.com/2013/07/06/what-goes-around-comes-around-bob-mcdonnell-to-resign-as-governor-over-corruption-charges/

Bearing Drift is the actual source of the original story. They are a conservative site. It may turn out to be untrue, but I doubt McAulliff and Clinton are involved. And just because the McDonnell side is currently denying it doesn’t mean it is so either.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 5:14:58 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: 9YearLurker

Right you are!


15 posted on 07/08/2013 5:16:38 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: wolfman23601

I’m still calling BS!


16 posted on 07/08/2013 5:19:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: wolfman23601

This is such bunk.

And, to the north, serial cyber-flasher Anthony (LookAtMeee!) Weiner is leading in the upcoming race for NYC Mayor, while Eliot Spitzer dips his toe back in the water.


17 posted on 07/08/2013 5:22:15 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: nuconvert

I have been reading about it about every week for the last year.


18 posted on 07/08/2013 5:25:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: wolfman23601

Well if it’s true, another GOPe bites the dust....
Really disappointed in him as I had such high hopes in the beginning.
Should have known when he turned down my kid for a job and gave it to the kid whose parents donated more money to the campaign...meh.


19 posted on 07/08/2013 5:25:59 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Darnright

Weiner and Spitzer weren’t caught accepting gifts from contractors and, as far as I know, aren’t under suspicion of contract fraud. What McDonnell is being accused of is much more serious. If you want to keep the carpetbagger Clinton crony out of office, we need to throw this piece of scum under the bus and distance ourselves now. Defending him isn’t going to do any good other than drag this out through the election.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 5:27:59 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Talk about presenting two different faces. All clean and sweet on the outside and then we learn the taxpayers are paying for his weekly enemas.

“According to Laura Vozzella in the Washington Post, the McDonnell family has used its government–supplied credit card much like the GSA uses its card. Billing the taxpayers for “body wash, sunscreen, dog vitamins and a digestive system detox cleanse.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3040123/posts

Which excerpted from Conservative Daily News:

http://www.conservativedailynews.com/2013/06/theres-no-such-thing-as-a-slight-sense-of-entitlement/


21 posted on 07/08/2013 5:36:33 AM PDT by Portcall24 (WAS WHERE3)
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To: wolfman23601
the ethical lapses

Is that what they are calling it now?

Ethical lapses seems rather contradictory.
22 posted on 07/08/2013 5:37:17 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: wolfman23601

>If you want to keep the carpetbagger Clinton crony out of office<

Where’s your outrage over a little thing known as “Global Crossing”?

Let’s see you post about that, then get back to us.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 5:52:22 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: wolfman23601

24 posted on 07/08/2013 7:07:51 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: wolfman23601

25 posted on 07/08/2013 7:09:21 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: wolfman23601

Where have I been? I had no idea McDonnell was in that kind of trouble.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 8:49:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mac_truck

Bttt & Thanks


27 posted on 07/08/2013 8:51:47 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Georgia Girl 2

He has managed to keep it out of the national news, but the Virginian Pilot and Daily Press, my local papers, have something new almost daily.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 9:01:55 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

The last thing we need right now is a GOP scandal.


29 posted on 07/08/2013 10:06:27 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

A high placed Republican in trouble - you were saying.


30 posted on 07/08/2013 1:26:18 PM PDT by randita
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To: wolfman23601

What, and you think McAuliffe wouldn’t or hasn’t accepted gifts from contractors. He is a greaser incarnate. A clintoon stooge and really quite a venal man. Global Crossing and his actions in it is on a par with Jon Corzine.
McAuliffe helped put the condom ornaments on the clintoon christmas tree.

What do the words “suspicion of contract fraud” mean and where do they come from? This is HOW it is done.. smears and implied actions. Always the scum dems try to force the “white as snow” conservatives to a standard THEY could care less about (since they are true manipulating pigs).

Weiner and Spitzer are both perverts. Bottom line, if they can rationalize that behaviour what other behaviour is OK? Pretty much anything— silly they think they have anything to offer the normal people in the world— pretty obvious they think they are above mere mortal’s personal morals.


31 posted on 07/08/2013 10:47:57 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Timber Rattler

Bingo— game, set, match. Whores in the same bed, and professional lying pols. All fits.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 10:49:18 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

Did I defend McAuliffe somewhere? This thread is about McDonnell.


33 posted on 07/09/2013 4:49:09 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

You are carrying water for McAuliffe’s “team” of clintoon thugs. This is how it is done— the leak, the response from “good govt.” conservatives who want to “clean house” (even if the story is false, such is their need for correction). End goal is achieved if the “target” resigns. Obama did this, and mcauliffe needs to do it— he is a major crook.

In any case it was/is ludicrous to (unless of course one is a social liberal— maybe) say that what spitzer and weiner didn’t compare. Acceptance of bizarre behaviour, in the face of provable incompetence in the first place doesn’t give a postive comparative vs. a piddling amount of personal item charges from a fired executive queer chef. The contracting claim remains to be seen.
It’s how politics is played by losers, and it is how we got obama, whom presumably most here do not like at all.


34 posted on 07/09/2013 6:38:24 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

I don’t accept Spitzer and Weiner’s behavior, but Spitzer’s crime was minor and Weiner didn’t commit one. Cronyism and contract fraud are the root of the problem with government. Our area has been hammered with taxes, fees, and bad contracts orchestrated by McDonnell. I really don’t care if he has an “R” next to his name. I will call out McAuliffe on it as well and still plan to cast my vote for Cuccinelli, but I’m not going to accept cronyism and conflicts of interest from anyone. I’d much rather McDonnell be banging a hooker than organizing bad “public/private” deals for his friends.


35 posted on 07/09/2013 6:52:52 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: randita

No the one I had expected, but I had heard rumors of aan impending resignation.


36 posted on 07/09/2013 3:38:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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