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Staff e-mails portray former Va. first lady as insecure and erratic

(Steve Helber / AP)

The messages are expected to play a part in the McDonnells’ trial on corruption charges.

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Former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell asks for more details on charges

(Steve Earley / AP)

Latest filing indicates that former Virginia governor will dispute whether his actions were “official.”

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Former Va. governor: Feds’ action delaying civil case unfairly hindering criminal defense

Robert McDonnell, facing corruption charges, wants a civil case concerning Star Scientific to resume.

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Va. legislators push flurry of bills at session’s halfway point

(Steve Helber / AP)

General Assembly works against a Tuesday deadline to move legislation to the other chamber — or let it die.

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Feds: Former Va. governor Robert McDonnell shouldn’t get to see grand jury instructions

(Steve Helber / AP)

Prosecutors response offers preview of legal battle against former Va. governor.

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Jonnie R. Williams, key witness against McDonnells, has a complicated past

(Michele White / AP)

Jonnie R. Williams Sr. is a skillful salesman, but whether a jury will find him persuasive is an open question.

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Former Va. governor may not discuss case with witnesses

(Steve Earley / AP)

Robert F. McDonnell is barred from talking about corruption case with witnesses, even those in his family.

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For months, taxpayer-funded attorneys had big role in federal McDonnell, Star probe

(Steve Earley / AP)

Taxpayer-funded attorneys called for chef’s case responded to prosecutors looking into Star relationship.

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Hearing set in former Virginia governor’s federal corruption case

(Steve Earley / AP)

Magistrate judge to hear arguments on who Robert McDonnell and wife can talk to as case proceeds.

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McDonnell defense fund raised about $11,400 last year

(Steve Earley / AP)

The total does not reflect contributions made since the former Virginia governor’s indictment.