Bob McDonnell arriving at court in Richmond on July 28, 2014. (WAVY/Aaron Kurtz)

Photos: McDonnell corruption trial

The corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell began in Richmond, Va. on July 28, 2014.

FILE - This June 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama shaking hands with former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.  A federal investigative agency says it is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the VA against employees who filed whistleblower complaints. The independent Office of Special Counsel said 30 of the complaints about retaliation have passed the initial review stage and were being further investigated for corrective action and possible discipline against VA supervisors and other executives. The group’s report comes as the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee holds a hearing Tuesday on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be VA secretary.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

Pres. Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department is going before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for a confirm…