‘I Feel Vindicated': Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell Speaks to '60 Minutes'

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s 2014 corruption conviction in June 2016. This year, McDonnell discusses the case that cost the rising Republican politician his reputation and $27 million in legal fees in a “60 Minutes” interview Sunday.

“At this point, I feel vindicated,” McDonnell told “60 Minutes.”

But when asked if the issue fit the churchgoer’s moral code, McDonnell replied, “If I’d do it over it again, I was governor, I wouldn’t take any gifts. I didn’t need them.”

According to the program, McDonnell’s case is being used by other politicians to fight bribery convictions in New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Louisiana.

Watch the full “60 Minutes” interview below.

And take a look at what “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker had to say about interviewing the former governor on the program’s weekly web show, “60 Minutes Overtime.”

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