‘I did make mistakes’: Rep. Duncan Hunter, an early Trump supporter, will plead guilty to campaign finance violations


Duncan Hunter

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of San Diego, California, one of President Donald Trump’s earliest backers in his presidential campaign, will plead guilty to at least one count of misusing campaign funds.
After the Federal Election Commission launched an investigation in 2016, Hunter was indicted two years later on accusations of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses — such as groceries, video games, expensive meals, and visits to their family dentist.
“I think it’s important not to have a public trial for three reasons. And those three reasons are my kids,” Hunter said. “I think it’d be really tough for them. It’s hard enough being the kids of a public figure. I think it’s time for them to live life outside the spotlight.”
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Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of San Diego, California, one of President Donald Trump’s earliest backers in his presidential campaign, will plead guilty to at least one count of misusing campaign funds.

After the Federal Election Commission launched an investigation in 2016, Hunter was indicted two years later on accusations of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses — such as groceries, video games, expensive meals, and visits to their family dentist. His trial was scheduled for January 22, 2020.

“That’s not going to happen now,” Hunter said in an interview with KUSI on Tuesday.

Hunter said he was pleading guilty to prevent the trial from going public due to family reasons.

“I think it’s important not to have a public trial for three reasons. And those three reasons are my kids,” Hunter said. “I think it’d be really tough for them. It’s hard enough being the kids of a public figure. I think it’s time for them to live life outside the spotlight.”

According to the indictment, the allegations claim that he and his …read more

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