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Former Va. Gov. Reveals Details of Troubled Marriage on the Stand

The defense seeks to prove that Bob McDonnell and his wife could not have conspired together due to their failing relationship.
1:59 | 08/22/14

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No you to the former Virginia governor on trial for corruption. Bob Mcdonnell back on the stand and he he and his wife are accused of trading political favors for gifts and their marriage is at the center of this case. With all the details on display. David Kerley right here this morning. Something I didn't ask for but my job is just to tell the truth. Reporter: This morning, former Virginia governor bob Mcdonnell starring in a trial quickly becoming a soap opera saga. 38 years of public service, I never thought I'd be having to testify in a trial like this. It's difficult. Reporter: Mcdonnell and his wife both facing corruption charges for allegedly accepting lavish gifts worth $165,000 in exchange for promoting business man Jonnie Williams' company, a man the defense says the former first lady had a crush on. Mcdonnell telling the jury he was just promoting business, admitting on the stand Thursday his wife had a strong emotional attachment to Williams. Any words? Reporter: He moved out of the family home before this trial started and is currently living with his priest saying he and his wife don't communicate much. They're trying to build the narrative that this was broken and bob and Maureen could not have conspired together because they were really not in a functioning communicating marriage. Reporter: Mcdonnell airing the couple's issues on the stand Reading this excerpt from a 2011 love letter to his wife "The fiery anger and hate from you, you told me again. How bad I am. It hurt me to my core. I am lonely sometimes." I just want the whole truth to come out and that's the best for me and my family in the short and long term. Reporter: This morning Mcdonnell will be taking the stand again for a third day. Both he and his wife pleaded not guilty. His wife has been in the courtroom as he has explained each sordid detail of their marriage. On full display. David, great to have you with us in New York. Happy Friday. Thanks. Now to the Utah woman who almost died after drinking toxic

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