NORFOLK, Va. — Sen. Charles S. Robb (D-Va.) said Thursday that he expected to be indicted on charges related to the illegal secret taping of a telephone call between Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and a political confidant.
Robb testified for nearly six hours before a federal grand jury in Norfolk that has been investigating the taping.
Asked by reporters if he expected to be indicted, Robb said: "Any other outcome at this level is pretty far-fetched."
"I am fully prepared for that," he said of the prospect of standing trial.
There was "no wrongdoing on my part on any legal issue," he said.
The son-in-law of former President Lyndon B. Johnson once harbored presidential ambitions, as did Wilder, who briefly campaigned this year before withdrawing.
The case stemmed from a Virginia Beach bar owner taping a 1988 car phone conversation between Wilder, then lieutenant governor, and the political confidant.