Republican Duncan Hunter filed a request that the case against him be dismissed because the two federal prosecutors leading the investigation attended a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.
"Their attendance at the event raises serious concerns regarding a conflict of interest and a loss of impartiality," said the motion filed by Hunter's attorneys.
The dismissal demand came as federal prosecutors filed documents claiming that Hunter used campaign money to pay for trips, drinks, and food with women he allegedly was involved with.
He and his wife were charged last year with using some $250,000 in campaign donations for personal expenses. His wife Margaret has pleaded guilty. [emphasis added]