A Scandal Deepens For Virginia's First Family

A Scandal Deepens For Virginia's First Family

We explore the latest developments into the federal and state investigations into Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family -- and gifts they've allegedly received from a prominent businessman in the commonwealth.

The scandal surrounding Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family deepened on Wednesday when reports surfaced that a prominent businessman donated $70,000 to a corporation owned by McDonnell and his sister. The alleged gifts provide the first public example of how payments offered by Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams may have benefited the governor, and not just his family, directly. We find out what these latest developments could mean for McDonnell's political future and for the political climate in Richmond.

Guests

Rosalind Helderman

Reporter, The Washington Post

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