Intimate details about Governor McDonnell, first lady make for ‘extraordinary’ day in Virginia politics

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jul 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-30 12:12:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth called Tuesday one of the most 'extraordinary' days in Virginia political history.

"To have a governor on trial, the first lady on trial and then to have the bombshell that the defense attorneys came out with this morning, that there is no conspiracy because essentially there was no marriage," Holsworth said. "They were barely communicating and basically broken apart and it was all done by this man Jonnie Williams."

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are on trial in federal court on charges theyused their position to improve Williams’ company, Star Scientific,  in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gifts.

In addition to filing video reports during breaks in the trial, St. George is providing live updates from the court.