Williams was asked to wear wire
Jonnie R. Williams Sr. said he cut short his first interview with law enforcement in January 2013 when he was asked to wear a wire while meeting with then-Gov. Robert F. McDonnell.
Virginia State Police and FBI representatives showed up to interview Williams at his home unexpectedly.
“Did he ask you to wear a wire?” William Burck, a defense attorney for Maureen McDonnell, asked Williams, referring to state police officer Charlie Hagan.
“He did,” Williams said.
“It was against the McDonnells?” Burck continued.
“It was against the governor,” Williams said.
He testified he then put an end to the interview. “I thought I ought to call my lawyers in Washington,” he said.
“My thoughts were that the governor could be in trouble, and I could be in trouble, too,” Williams testified.