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Mitt Romney donates $10,000 to McDonnell’s defense fund

Former Governor Robert McDonnell will get some help to pay legal bills from a former presidential hopeful.

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney personally donated $10,000 to the legal defense fund of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, a man who was once in consideration to be his running mate but now finds himself indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally accepting gifts from a donor.

An anonymous Romney aide confirmed the donation to the Washington Post.

McDonnell and his wife Maureen face federal corruption charges of bribery and fraud, after the couple allegedly accepted over a $150,000 worth of gifts from a wealthy donor and Virginia businessman.

McDonnell has been attempting to raise money for his legal fees through the Restoration Fund.

The two go to trial in July.

Read more on CBS News. 


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  • airjackie

    Bob did a great job campaigning for Romney. Bob was given a passing grade by Virginians and many people likely will donate to his legal fees. None of this would have happen if the Chef had not notified the Feds of the crimes going on. Now Bob will likely be found guilty but he will be ok. After his probation period is over he can run for US Congressmen or Senator. The Constitution allows for ex-felon to be elected. Grand Theft Auto/Arsonist Rep. Darrell Issa has a long criminal record he never got expunged and is in office. Convicted Louisiana former Governor Edwin Edwards just released from jail is running for the US Congress. McDonnell could win with the backing of Karl Rove and the Koch bros as they buy elected seats.

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