Email: Virginia gov. refused interviews by federal agents

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ An email obtained by The Associated Press shows that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office rebuffed interview requests with a federal agent investigating the U.S. government’s investor-visa program. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General twice asked McAuliffe for an interview in the summer of 2014 but said in a recent report that the efforts were “unsuccessful.” McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy told The AP the governor was too busy “running the commonwealth” to sit down with investigators but offered to provide any specific information agents needed. State records show McAuliffe went on seven out-of-state trips for political or personal reasons in the the summer of 2014. The report says McAuliffe and other Democrats received special treatment from a top DHS official in the investor-visa program, but no laws were broken.

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