We now have both witness and exhibit lists for the McDonnell trial.
Richmond Federal Courthouse
Both the prosecution and defense appear to have submitted exhibit lists indicating 615 exhibits per side. If you want to know what is going to testified about happen at trial, start at prosecution exhibit 1 and read through to the end, then do the same on the defense side.
There is overlap between the lists, and many witnesses are likely listed “just in case.”
Some unexpected names that stand out at first blush:
For the prosecution:
The McDonnells’ children
Members of Johnnie Williams’ family
For the defense:
Some of Gov. McDonnell’s former counsel.
Former Gov. Wilder
Three different Kilgores
Due to the procedures put in place by Judge Spencer, filing of these lists was delayed until now.
It is obvious from these lists alone that an estimate of six weeks for this monstrosity is reasonable. In the next couple of days we will find out if the jury is going to be sequestered for this entire trial, functionally suspending the lives of our fellow citizens.