Indicted California Congressman's Wife Turns On Him

May 2019
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Duncan Hunter (R- CA 50) won re-election last November, despite being under felony indictment on 60 counts of stealing campaign funds. He threw his wife under the bus, claiming that it was all her fault that he used campaign money for important expenses like buying video games and a $600. plane ticket for the family bunny. (really!) Among other charges were that he bought himself expensive golf clothes and tried to claim that he was donating them to veterans.
Republican voters re-elected him anyway, because so what if he's a criminal?

Now Margaret Hunter, who was her husband's co-indicted campaign treasurer, will change her plea to guilty and is believed to be cooperating with federal prosecutors.


Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife, Margaret, set to change plea in campaign finance case
 

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Fun fact: Members of Congress can continue serving from jail, they just can't vote if not physically present at committees or on the floor.

The House has the option to expel them upon conviction or jailing, of course.
 
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Duncan Hunter (R- CA 50) won re-election last November, despite being under felony indictment on 60 counts of stealing campaign funds. He threw his wife under the bus, claiming that it was all her fault that he used campaign money for important expenses like buying video games and a $600. plane ticket for the family bunny. (really!) Among other charges were that he bought himself expensive golf clothes and tried to claim that he was donating them to veterans.
Republican voters re-elected him anyway, because so what if he's a criminal?


Now Margaret Hunter, who was her husband's co-indicted campaign treasurer, will change her plea to guilty and is believed to be cooperating with federal prosecutors.

Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife, Margaret, set to change plea in campaign finance case
Innocent until proven guilty. Regardless, if guilty, send him to jail. It really doesn’t effect much in a blue state like CA our even the Congress right now.
 
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Innocent until proven guilty. Regardless, if guilty, send him to jail. It really doesn’t effect much in a blue state like CA our even the Congress right now.

"Innocent until proven guilty".
Tell that to Donald Trump and the MAGAs who have been screaming "lock her up" at a woman who has never been credibly accused of a crime, let alone charged with one.
Meanwhile, the Hunter case seems like a slam dunk, unless he finds a way to lawyer his way out of it.
 
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"Innocent until proven guilty".
Tell that to Donald Trump and the MAGAs who have been screaming "lock her up" at a woman who has never been credibly accused of a crime, let alone charged with one.
Meanwhile, the Hunter case seems like a slam dunk, unless he finds a way to lawyer his way out of it.
Ummm...she did commit a crime.
 

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