UPDATE: Gov. McAuliffe under federal investigation
© Virginia News GroupVirginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is the subject of a federal investigation looking at donations to his gubernatorial campaign, according to a law enforcement official.
Marc Elias, a lawyer for McAuliffe’s campaign, said Monday that McAuliffe, a Democrat, is unaware of any investigation.
“The Governor will certainly cooperate with the government if he is contacted about it,” Elias said in a statement.
Spokespeople at the FBI and Justice Department declined comment Monday.
The law enforcement official did not say what specific contributions were drawing scrutiny, but that campaign finances and donations to his 2013 campaign were part of the investigation.
The official said the investigation has been ongoing for some time and there was no indication that it was close to concluding. The person spoke on condition of anonymity. CNN first reported the story Monday.
McAuliffe made his name in national Democratic politics as a prolific, well-connected fund-raiser with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Read more at CNN.