From the McAuliffe for Governor campaign:
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made an unbelievable claim this morning: the court case involving the former Executive Mansion Chef, he said, “isn’t related to me.”
This is the same case Cuccinelli’s myriad of conflicts forced him to recuse himself from under public pressure – the same case his political campaign now claims he was “walled off” from for five months due to his relationship with Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. In a recent filing on the case, Cuccinelli and his office are referenced at least 44 times in only 14 pages. Today, this case may be dismissed because of Cuccinelli’s conflicts.
“It is a good thing Ken Cuccinelli wasn’t under oath when he misled Virginia voters about his extensive involvement in this ongoing court case,” said Josh Schwerin, McAuliffe for Governor spokesman. “Cuccinelli’s credibility has been permanently damaged by his repeated false statements about his involvement with Jonnie Williams and the Star Scientific scandal.”
“Cuccinelli claimed he reported all gifts from Williams and Star Scientific, which was false. He claimed he had no conflict in the court case, which he later admitted was inaccurate. Now Cuccinelli is claiming the case ‘isn’t related to’ him – another false statement he will likely later own up to being inaccurate. Where do the false statements and misinformation end?” said Schwerin.
In a recent filing in the court case of the former Executive Mansion chef, Cuccinelli and his office are referenced at least 44 times over 14 pages. [Filing via Washington Post, 7/1/13]