McDonnell Cross-Examination Takes Center Stage at Trial

By: Garrett Wymer Email
By: Garrett Wymer Email

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — It was a busy morning in the McDonnell trial as Bob McDonnell and prosecutor Michael Dry seemed to be going toe-to-toe at times.

The two sparred over notes from a phone conversation McDonnell had with Williams in February 2012 about a loan proposal for MoBo, McDonnell's real estate company.

Dry asked McDonnell pointed questions, trying to show proposal was structured in a way it could be kept secret from disclosure requirements.

Dry has gone after McDonnell repeatedly misspelling the first name of Jonnie Williams:

"Is that typical that you don't know how to spell your friends' names?" asked Dry

"I misspelled his name, I've misspelled other people's names," answered McDonnell.

The former governor is once again being very careful not to walk into any traps. On several occasions he has had prosecutors break down a lengthy question into two or three. He is also parsing his words very carefully in answers.


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