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Dallas lawyer Fred Baron: I paid Edwards' mistress to leave
Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/8/08 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.

Posted on 08/08/2008 4:34:01 PM PDT by smokinleroy

Dallas lawyer Fred Baron told The Dallas Morning News today that he made regular payments to the woman that former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has confessed to having an affair with.

Mr. Baron, who was chairman of Mr. Edwards’ presidential campaign finance committee, said he paid money to Rielle Hunter to move from North Carolina to another location.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edwards; fredbaron; hushmoney; mistress; payoff; riellehunter
The plot thickens
1 posted on 08/08/2008 4:34:02 PM PDT by smokinleroy
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To: smokinleroy
Mr. Baron, who was chairman of Mr. Edwards’ presidential campaign finance committee, said he paid money for Rielle Hunter to move from North Carolina to another location.

Wanna bet the came from the campaign funds? Probably well laundered, but from the campaign "war chest" originally.

2 posted on 08/08/2008 4:37:26 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: smokinleroy

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2058815/posts


3 posted on 08/08/2008 4:38:41 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: smokinleroy

Holy crap, is Baron admitting to a felony here?


4 posted on 08/08/2008 4:40:04 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (College kid: "Do you have a minute for Obama?" NVA: "Not now or ever.")
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To: El Gato
convenient excuse for paying hush money: helping victim avoid reporters
5 posted on 08/08/2008 4:41:09 PM PDT by alrea
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To: smokinleroy

... chairman of Mr. Edwards’ presidential campaign finance committee ...

Nope, nothing out of the ordinary here!

6 posted on 08/08/2008 4:43:01 PM PDT by Disturbin (Liberals: buying votes with your tax dollars)
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To: smokinleroy

That is not Edward’s child? She has been around.


7 posted on 08/08/2008 4:43:25 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: smokinleroy

Gee will there be more revelations?

It’s a truism in politics and the public eye that you want to get all the bad news out there at once. You don’t want the constant drip drip drip of more leaks and more revelations making things worse. I figured he went public now to get this out of the way for the Dem. convention coming up. We’ll see............


8 posted on 08/08/2008 4:43:56 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BunnySlippers

Sorry. I did a search on Dallas, and this did not come up because the search criterion was set to Keywords, not Titles. Lessons learned.


9 posted on 08/08/2008 4:44:38 PM PDT by smokinleroy (How come gas prices spiked only AFTER the democrats won Congress?)
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To: El Gato
Wanna bet the came from the campaign funds?

Well you can rely on this. If Mr. Baron as Chairman of Edwards campaign drew a salary at all you couldn't attribute his payment to Ms. Hunter as anything else but coming from the campaign.

In reverse if he gave money to people to make a campaign contribution (which would exceed the legal max) it would legally be construed to have come from him.

10 posted on 08/08/2008 4:44:49 PM PDT by scannell
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To: smokinleroy

Go to your room without supper!


11 posted on 08/08/2008 4:47:18 PM PDT by Krankor (N)
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To: smokinleroy
Oops. Looks like Edwards's 99% honesty rating just took a hit.

Why do I get the feeling more hits are coming?

12 posted on 08/08/2008 4:48:04 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Two Americas: Those that get some on the side, and........

Those that don't.

13 posted on 08/08/2008 4:49:28 PM PDT by scannell
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To: smokinleroy

I hope he used campaign funds donated by braindead lefty moonbats.


14 posted on 08/08/2008 4:49:28 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Fire mission!)
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To: scannell

So that’s why Edwards thought there were Two Americas. He was leading a double life.


15 posted on 08/08/2008 4:51:29 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (Barack Obama is lika a bowl of chili - - he's full of beans.)
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To: smokinleroy
If you do not think Edwards is the father of this kid, I have ocean front property to sell you in Omaha.
16 posted on 08/08/2008 4:55:39 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald
“That is not Edward’s child? She has been around.”

So has he! He has been around enough to know that most Demonrats are too stupid to figure out what others have with common sense.

17 posted on 08/08/2008 4:56:21 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U
“That is not Edward’s child? She has been around.”

Once he admitted to having the affair, the honorable thing would be been to claim the child, and perhaps any other children of hers with no father on the birth certificate. He has now thrown her under the bus.

18 posted on 08/08/2008 4:58:59 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: clintonh8r

“I hope he used campaign funds donated by braindead lefty moonbats.”

Doesn’t this put the lie to the spin I’ve been hearing all afternoon that this is a private matter between Edwards and his family? If he may have paid her off with campaign funds, this is not a private matter.

The sympathy I’ve heard expressed today on the talk shows and TV interviews for that scumbag Edwards is nauseating.


19 posted on 08/08/2008 5:01:08 PM PDT by JustaCowgirl
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald
He has now thrown her under the bus.

So, I take it you're saying that the screwing she got wasn't worth the screwing she got.

20 posted on 08/08/2008 5:02:39 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Alaska has the oil. The Senate has the dipsticks.)
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald

Edwards, white trash living in a $20 million dollar estate.


21 posted on 08/08/2008 5:03:25 PM PDT by doosee
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To: Albion Wilde

Edwards is not yet done screwing her. I hope she strikes back.


22 posted on 08/08/2008 5:06:39 PM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: smokinleroy

Where’s the outrage from the NOW enablers?


23 posted on 08/08/2008 5:09:24 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Huma for co-president! (it ain't over 'til it's over))
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald
I hope she strikes back.

I think we can be pretty sure of that. Hell hath no fury and all that...

24 posted on 08/08/2008 5:10:49 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: smokinleroy

Oh, please don’t worry. I posted a dupe yesterday! :)

The link gives you more replies to you subject.


25 posted on 08/08/2008 5:15:19 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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