Rep, Duncan Hunter, indicted for abusing campaign funds, throws his wife under the bus.

By | 2018-08-25T04:37:29+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Well, there goes that marriage.

Courtesy of CNN:

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter seemed to shift any blame onto his wife, Margaret, on Thursday for alleged campaign fund abuses, saying she was the one handling his finances.

“She was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did that’ll be looked at too, I’m sure,” the California Republican said on Fox News.
“But I didn’t do it,” Hunter said. “I didn’t spend any money illegally.”

Duncan and Margaret Hunter pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to federal charges that they had stolen a quarter of a million dollars in campaign funds to furnish their lavish lifestyle. The Hunters had been indicted earlier this week, accused of spending the campaign money on expenses including a $14,000 Italian vacation, groceries and other household items.

The Hunters are accused of conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, wire fraud, falsification of records and prohibited use of campaign contributions, among other charges.

The first thing to say is that this Duncan Hunter guy is a real douchebag for blaming all of this on his wife.

The second thing to say is that there is NO WAY that Hunter did not know he was breaking the law, and then engaging in a coverup. 

Courtesy of USA Today:

Hunter and wife Margaret face a 60-count federal indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and misspending and falsification of campaign finance records. The indictment details more than $250,000 in personal spending with campaign funds, from $462.46 for 30 shots of tequila and a steak at a bachelor party to $250 to transport a pet, identified in media reports as likely being the family rabbit.

Having routinely used campaign funds as a personal bank account for everything from daily expenses to fancy vacations to Italy, Hawaii and Las Vegas and then engaged in cover-ups, as alleged in the indictment, a jury could bring the Hunter political legacy to a crashing halt.

Margaret Hunter spent $2,569.96 at Barnes & Noble on 22 occasions, including $85.18 for children’s booklets and puzzles that were listed as “booklets for San Diego,” the indictment states.

The campaign fund paid $14,261.33 in 2015 for a family trip to Italy that Margaret Hunter told the treasurer was “mostly military/defense meet related” even though she later emailed a friend to say “Italy was amazing. Truly our best family trip so far. Like that saying ‘if traveling was free you’d never see me again.'”

Yeah, I think using the “It was the wife’s fault” defense here is not going to help Hunter one little bit. 

Damn, is EVERYBODY in the Republican party a hypocritical POS?

Never mind, I think I know the answer to that. 

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8 Comments

  1. Beaglemom August 24, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

    With every breath I draw, I thank God that I am not a Republican and that my husband is not, that my parents were not, that my sister and her husband are not. It’s bad enough that there are some cousins (all living at some distance away, thank goodness) and some friends who are Republicans.

  2. Rolex August 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    yes; they are

  3. anon August 24, 2018 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Well,
    How stooopid is this guy not to think…hmmm…our budget can’t really support this lifestyle…..

  4. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply
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  5. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    A crime family is cracking before the eyes of a nation, and the only thing saving the man at the head of it all is the office that he currently and temporarily holds.

    Trump Crime Family Shatters As NY Investigation Could Be Looking At Don Jr., Ivanka, and Kushner

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/24/trump-crime-family-shatters-as-ny-investigation-could-be-looking-at-don-jr-ivanka-and-kushner.html

  6. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Liberal Bias Isn’t At Fault When Republicans Are Stupid

    …Specifically, what’s stupid is Republicans pretending they can engage in ridiculously unethical behavior and get away with it, either by avoiding notice all together, or by blaming liberal bias when they inevitably get caught.

    California Congressman Duncan Hunter is the latest Republican to engage in this idiotic charade.

    https://www.redstate.com/sarah-rumpf/2018/08/23/liberal-bias-isnt-fault-republicans-stupid/

  7. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    He pushed them to hire his wife because he said they needed the money. Poor little fucker couldn’t live on $170,000 a year.

    It will be interesting to see how he serves in Congress from a prison cell. Oh, yeah, they’ll re-elect him.

    There should be a law. If a felon can’t get a teaching credential then they shouldn’t be able to run for office either. Because this is what you get. Hunter, Cunningham, Cohen, Manafort, TRUMP.

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