McDonnell's spokesman denies resignation report
July 8th, 2013
11:58 AM ET
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McDonnell's spokesman denies resignation report

(CNN) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's spokesman hit back at rumors this weekend that the Republican governor will resign over a slew of recent allegations involving possible ethics violations.

A conservative blog, The Bearing Drift, reported Saturday that McDonnell will step down as part of a plea deal. McDonnell has been under investigation by the FBI for his relationship with a certain donor who has provided multiple gifts to the governor and his family.

But the FBI has not made any announcements about the investigation, nor has it given any indication that the governor will be charged.

McDonnell's spokesman, Tucker Martin, responded on Twitter late Saturday night, saying the report was false.

McDonnell acknowledged in a radio interview in late April there was much he wanted to say about the allegations but couldn't due to the ongoing FBI investigation. The governor said there was "nothing going on at all at this time that impairs my ability to do a good job and serve the people of Virginia."

The governor could face questions Tuesday morning when he appears on another radio program with the Norfolk station WNIS for an "Ask the Governor" special.

- CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.

Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Virginia
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Steveo

    California Gary

    @Steveo.........and I suppose you said as little when the Dems were investigated as you are saying now that it's Repubs?
    I understand NOTHING is limited to one party or the other! I have said that for a while now! We expect so little and that is exactly what we get. We entrust them with the ability to make decisions that affect our lives but don't expect them to live at a higher standard? We get what we deserve!

    July 8, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  2. Tony

    God does not like Ugly, this guy throughout his political career have disrespected women, and the table has turned now.

    July 8, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Steveo

    @California Gary

    @Steveo.........and I suppose you said as little when the Dems were investigated as you are saying now that it's Repubs?
    Easy question for you. Does corruption only exists in the GOP?
    If this guy is found guilty, he needs to go. You feel that way about your guys?

    July 8, 2013 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. teaparty days are numbered

    how about this, if they look like a cheesy televangelist and talk like a televangelist, like McDonnell, don't elect them.

    July 8, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Just. Another GOP crook!!!!

    July 8, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |

    A puppet for the rich lobbies! VOTE THE GOP OUT!

    July 8, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. Michael Benjamin

    The guy just looks like a sleeze bag, just sayin.

    July 8, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
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