Duncan Hunter Allegedly Used Campaign Funds to Pay for At Least Five Affairs
California representative Duncan Hunter was reelected to Congress last year in an unusual position: he’d just been indicted. Both he and his wife, Margaret Hunter, were served with a 60-count indictment for deliberately misusing $250,000 in campaign funds, using it to pay for everything from vacations to their children’s tuition.
At the time, Hunter promptly threw his wife under the bus, telling Fox News, “She was also the campaign manager, so whatever she did that’ll be looked at too, I’m sure. But I didn’t do it.” Then, earlier this month, Margaret pleaded guilty, fueling speculation that she had flipped on her husband.
In a motion filed this week, the Department of Justice requested that Margaret be allowed to testify against her husband, since spousal protection doesn’t apply to couples who are partners in crime. It also accused Hunter of using his campaign funds to pay for at least five extramarital affairs, covering bar tabs, hotel rooms, and Uber rides to and from apartments. The motion reads, in part, “Precisely because each of the women worked as lobbyists or congressional staffers, Hunter may suggest that he was justified in spending campaign funds on all of his ‘meetings’ with these individuals.” The Justice Department’s motion is a meticulous recreation of Hunter’s alleged affairs, down to a $7 bottle of Sam Adams from the bar of a hotel where he and one of the women shared a room that Hunter paid for with campaign money.
When reached for comment by Politico, Hunter said, “You have criminally political prosecutors in this case on a personal smear campaign. This is the most political case in the world.” Hunter has insisted since the investigation began that the DOJ is out to get him, claiming that since two of the investigators attended a presidential campaign rally for Hillary Clinton, it’s impossible for them to be impartial.
The Justice Department also reportedly filed a motion to exclude evidence of good behavior, including Hunter’s time in the military, when, as he claimed in an interview last month, he believes he may have killed “probably hundreds of civilians.”
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