Courtesy of The Hill:
A federal judge on Monday rejected a request by Rep. Duncan Hunter’s lawyers to block evidence that allegedly shows the California Republican spent campaign money on personal matters that included extramarital affairs, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Attorneys for Hunter, who was indicted last year for alleged campaign finance violations, argued last week that the new allegations linking campaign spending to extramarital affairs were politically motivated and an attempt to “publicly embarrass Mr. Hunter with evidence that reflects poorly on his character,” according to a court document published by USA Today. “The Court should deny the Motion and prevent the Government from distracting the jury with this salacious and prejudicial information.”
Federal prosecutors filed the 12-page motion last week, accusing Hunter of repeatedly using campaign funds to cover expenses for affairs with five different women, all of whom “were involved in politics in some manner,” including lobbyists and Capitol Hill staffers.
“Evidence of the intimate, entirely personal quality of Hunter’s specific encounters with these women is essential to demonstrate that his spending to facilitate those encounters was improper,” prosecutors wrote. “At trial, the evidence will demonstrate that Hunter improperly used campaign funds to pursue these romances wholly unrelated to either his congressional campaigns or his official duties as a member of Congress.”
And I bet his wife will be sitting right there while all of his infidelities are listed out loud as well as all the taxpayer money he used to facilitate them and keep them secret.
Oh, this is going to be a fucking circus.