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Official: Feds Investigating McAuliffe Campaign Donations

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McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A U.S. law enforcement official says Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign.
    
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation. CNN first reported the story Monday.
    
Marc Elias, a lawyer for McAuliffe's campaign, said Monday that the governor, a Democrat, is unaware of any investigation but will cooperate if contacted.
    
Spokespeople at the FBI and Justice Department declined comment Monday.
    
The law enforcement official did not say what specific contributions were drawing scrutiny but said that contributions to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign were part of the investigation.
    
McAuliffe's predecessor in the governor's mansion, Republican Bob McDonnell, was convicted on federal corruption charges but has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
 

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