“The governor can kiss his 2016 hopes goodbye”


Associated Press

The FBI has begun examining the relationship between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen and the chief executive of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is the subject of a federal investigation, two people with knowledge of the review said Monday. Federal authorities began questioning people close to the McDonnells as an outgrowth of a securities probe of Virginia-based Star Scientific Inc., said the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because their roles in the case preclude them from speaking publicly.

A Washington Post article about the creepy relationship between Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia and Jonnie R. Williams, Sr., the head of a company called Star Scientific, offers an unusually good look at how money can buy political influence.