Political Analyst Weighs in on Governor's Scandal

BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) -- With just days left in Governor Bob McDonnell's term, federal prosecutors could wait to charge him in a gift giving scandal once he's left office.

According to the Washington Post, attorneys asked federal prosecutors to wait until after January 11th.

The investigation focuses on Governor McDonnell's relationship with Star Scientific. Political scientist Dr. David McQuilkin says the General Assembly will likely focus on gift giving regulations in the coming months. This comes as Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe starts his term.

"I think they're probably right now very seriously considering very dramatically tightening those laws and certainly McAuliffe will be affected by that," said Dr. McQuilkin.

Mcquilkin says current laws, which don't require governors to dilvuge all gifts to family members, make things tricky.


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