What a wonderfully fertile source for questions is Q&A and Monday night 15th October was no exception. One of the points raised, of course, was the fact that Mrs Abbott came on to defend her husband and that she found him a wonderful father, etc. etc.
I have waited and waited for someone since the appearance of Mrs Abbott to hear the comment: Mafia wives and families love their Mafia husbands/fathers and think they are wonderful in their family life. It doesn’t seem to me that a reference from wives and family is at all worth considering, having no real value except to show that the husband needs to be protected by a strong, capable wife.