Prosecutors Can Prove Hunter Spent Campaign Cash on His Mistresses

Remember when Trump-supporting Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter got caught stealing $250,000 from his campaign account, and then blamed his wife?

Now it turns out prosecutors say they can prove that Hunter used much of the money he stole on women he was having affairs with. We’ll have to wait and see if he tries to blame this on his wife also.

It’s true that much of the money he took was used to benefit his wife, who also did the accounting for Hunter’s campaign organization. However it’s not true that the Congressman didn’t know what his wife was doing when they were spending all that money on expensive trips, fancy restaurants, bar tabs, and even monthly grocery bills.

So now prosecutors in the case are saying that the ultra-conservative Hunter illegally used campaign money for gifts and entertaining “at least five women,” none of whom are his wife. Now Mrs. Hunter may really be upset that the Congressman threw her under the bus for crimes that he committed.

Both Hunter and his wife Margaret were indicted last month on more than 60 criminal charges, all connected with how they misappropriated more than $250,000 in campaign money. Details of their lavish lifestyle had previously been reported, but only now is it coming out that Representative Hunter — a big espouser of “family values” on his congressional website — may have been seeing other women.

Here are more details from The San Diego Union-Tribune:

‘The criminal indictment issued against Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife, Margaret, late last month alleges years of cavalier spending — luxury resorts, fine dining, tequila shots and more — all paid for with political contributions.

The 47-page document also says the five-term Republican from had “personal relationships” with five unnamed individuals. Hunter’s lawyer objected to the turn the investigation took. In an August letter to the Justice Department, defense attorney Gregory Vega argued that prosecutors are pursuing criminal charges for conduct that falls into gray areas of civil election law.

“This is true even for personal indiscretions of the congressman that the prosecutors seem intent on charging,” Vega wrote. “The supposed reason given for including these details is that they reflect spending of campaign funds for extramarital infidelities and excessive drinking.

According to Vega’s letter, prosecutors told the defense that they have pictures of indiscretions.

“While there may be evidence of infidelity, irresponsibility or alcohol dependence, once properly understood, the underlying facts do not equate to criminal activity,” Vega wrote.’

Hunter’s attorney seems to be saying that all of Hunter’s bad behavior is not necessarily criminal and should not be discussed in the federal indictment. However, since the money used for this bad behavior was donated to Hunter in good faith by members of the public who put their trust in him, there is no doubt that the people have a right to know what he really did with the money.

Hunter can blame the “Deep State” and he can blame the media and he can even blame his wife but everyone knows that it’s nobody’s fault but his own. It’s only a matter of time until he wakes up and realizes his career in Congress is over. This will free up time for him to spend on rehab and in marriage counseling.