EXCLUSIVE: Congressman Hunter releases statement to KUSI after judge sets hearing date

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Congressman Duncan D. Hunter and his wife appeared Monday before a federal judge in San Diego. The judge set a Dec. 3 status hearing after defense attorneys told him the prosecution had handed over a large amount of material from the 2 1/2 -yearlong investigation, including 12,000 pages of FBI reports.

The congressman is not due now back in court until after the elections.

Congressman Hunter released the following statement to KUSI after leaving the courthouse:

“Congressman Hunter has always advocated to make his case in court and wanted to do so before the election. With the timing of these charges, however, it has become clear that this will not happen so the Congressman will continue working through the judicial process while, at the same time, serving his constituents in Congress.

Congressman Hunter is continuing to campaign strong for his seat, as he does in every election, and is confident with the support he continues to receive that he will win in November.”

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