Bob McDonnell: 'I gave my heart and soul to Virginia'
John McDonald Johnny Williams McDonald's False statements Defense attorney
Former governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell said on the stand Friday during his corruption trial that he did nothing wrong when he took $70,000 in loans from Jonnie Williams.
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00:02 John McDonald takes. My job is gonna tell the truth
00:09 and that's what I did the best of my ability. Bob
00:11 McDonnell said on the stand that he holds himself responsible and
00:15 does not blame his wife he said. He got his life
00:18 out of balance. Forget my heart was older version and I
00:21 worked as hard as accurate and sometimes wife and children got
00:25 the -- -- Haven't haven't time -- my kids. Had a
00:31 little time to just be bad and a friend -- --
00:34 governor was was the first time and and yeah. It at
00:39 all. And went through that there could be. -- played him
00:47 in -- for your situation cannot or. Do you explain that.
00:52 On the governor I'm response. Why did Bob McDonnell take up
00:56 50000 dollar loan for his beach properties from Johnny Williams. He
01:00 -- on the stand that he didn't find out about the
01:02 cheque until after it appeared and that. It was his wife
01:05 Maureen who got Johnny to write it McDonnell also said he
01:08 asked Williams for another twenty K loan to renovate the beach
01:12 properties because Williams offered. McDonnell said he thought the loans were
01:16 perfectly legal and that Williams never asked him to do anything.
01:20 Defense attorney Henry as the last McDonnell. If you thought mr.
01:24 Williams was trying to -- your office would you have taken
01:27 alone McDonnell. Absolutely not about that mansion lunch that promoted an
01:32 out of block McDonnell said it was more -- events. And
01:35 that he had no say in the invite list which came
01:38 from Johnny Williams. Television on the stand today. What was that.
01:44 I don't know a lot of thanks goes to do about
01:46 the last cabinet dating back about that much time as governor
01:49 this honor of my life -- we're ready to take the
01:52 next chapters and. McDonald's says he does blame Johnny Williams in
01:56 park he said he thought he was a friend but misjudged
01:59 it and watched him come in to federal court to save
02:02 himself and me. False statements. Monday morning -- McDonald's and steam
02:07 will be able to ask lumping them questions.