U.S. Attorney’s Office Recommends Another McDonnell Trial

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is recommending another trial for the state’s former Republican governor, Bob McDonnell, more than two months after his conviction on corruption charges was overturned by the Supreme Court. Senior-level Justice Department officials will now determine whether to try McDonnell again. The U.S. Attorney’s Office initially prosectued McDonnell successfully, before the case was appealed and brought all the way to the highest court. In an interview this week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch did not say whether she would accept the prosecutors’ recommendation. “That’s working its way through the process, so I’m not able to give you a comment on that,” she said.