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Prosecutors Will Continue Cross Examination of McDonnell

Prosecutors will continue their cross examination today of former Governor Bob McDonnell in the federal corruption trial of him and his wife Maureen. Federal prosecutors are likely to further dissect defense claims that the McDonnell’s marriage was in trouble and therefore the couple could not have conspired.

On Monday, prosecutor Michael Dry highlighted that the Governor and his wife took 18 trips during the 22-month focus of the federal investigation. Dry showed photos from several days earlier this year of the McDonnell’s arriving to court, smiling and holding hands. Since the trial began they’ve arrived separately, after the judge refused them separate trials.

Earlier in the day during questions from Maureen McDonnell’s attorney Bill Burck, the former Governor acknowledged that his wife had sought counseling for mental health problems in 2012 and had taken medication.