Investigation in Hunter’s Campaign Finances Intensifies

Sources said his wife may have grown reckless while using the campaign credit card.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 8, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

“The criminal investigation into” Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) “is intensifying as a grand jury in San Diego questions multiple former aides about whether” he “improperly diverted political funds for personal use. Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Hunter’s parents, as well as a female lobbyist with whom many people close to the congressman believe he had a romantic relationship, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation. Now, the five-term lawmaker’s Republican colleagues worry that he’s on the brink of personal and political ruin. Some Republicans are urging GOP leaders to force him to retire, worried that his troubles could cost the party another seat in its uphill effort to maintain the House majority.”

“While Hunter was in Washington, Margaret Hunter was in San Diego taking care of their three children. She allegedly grew reckless in using the campaign credit card for personal use, according to sources familiar with the workings of the Hunter campaign.” (Politico)


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