On Background  ·   August 26, 2013

Why the McDonnell gift scandal matters

- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife received more than $150,000 in cash and gifts to promote the company of a campaign donor. The first family has since repaid the money and returned the gifts, but the governor and Mrs. McDonnell are now the subject of fast-moving federal and state investigations. The Post's Ed O'Keefe, filling in for Nia-Malika Henderson, sits down with the Post reporter who broke this story, Rosalind Helderman. ()

- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife received more than $150,000 in cash and gifts to promote the company of a campaign donor. The first family has since repaid the money and returned the gifts, but the governor and Mrs. McDonnell are now the subject of fast-moving federal and state investigations. The Post's Ed O'Keefe, filling in for Nia-Malika Henderson, sits down with the Post reporter who broke this story, Rosalind Helderman. ()

Why the McDonnell gift scandal matters (11:38)

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