McAuliffe attorney: Probe should be closed

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – An attorney for Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the federal investigation into the governor has focused on his business dealings before he took office. Attorney James W. Cooper said Department of Justice officials told him have been looking into McAuliffe’s foreign sources of income before he became governor and whether he violated the law by lobbying the U.S. government on behalf of foreign governments. Cooper told The Associated Press that federal officials said they have found no evidence McAuliffe engaged in such lobbying. Cooper said federal officials did not mention concerns about campaign contributions. Cooper said he said he believes the investigation should be closed “promptly” because there’s no evidence McAuliffe violated the law.

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