Virginia’s governor under federal investigation for campaign contributions

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US Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks during a press conference at the Mariel development zone, in Mariel, Artemisa Province, Cuba, on January 5, 2016. McAuliffe is in Havana heading a delegation that seeks to strengthen trade ties between the US and Cuba, just over a year after the thawing of relations between the two countries. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.

The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said. McAuliffe wasn’t notified by investigators that he is a target of the probe, according to the officials.

“The Governor will certainly cooperate with the government if he is contacted about it,” said Marc Elias, attorney for McAuliffe Campaign, in a statement to CNN.

As part of the probe, the officials said, investigators have scrutinized McAuliffe’s time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a vehicle of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton.

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  • unicorns and rainbows

    This is the same guilty Clinton crony that in April allowed felons to vote in the upcoming November election. No wonder this low life and the Clintons get along.

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