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DEVELOPING: McAuliffe Under Federal Investigation by Department of Justice

CNN with the developing story [1], Governor McAuliffe is under investigation from the Department of Justice for potential illegal campaign contributions to his electoral campaigns.

Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and prosecutors from the Justice Department’s public integrity unit, U.S. officials briefed on the probe say.

The investigation dates to at least last year and has focused, at least in part, on whether donations to his gubernatorial campaign violated the law, the officials said.

Spokespeople for both the FBI and DOJ refused to comment, but as of today there’s been no official notification to McAuliffe.

“Neither the Governor nor his former campaign has knowledge of this matter, but as reported, contributions to the campaign from Mr. Wang were completely lawful,” said Elias.

The focus is on campaign donations into his electoral campaign fund, and potential illegal donations. The investigation has also been broadened to include McAuliffe’s time as a board member for the Clinton Global Foundation.