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Is Rielle Hunter the National Enquirer's Source?
Radar ^ | 8/14/08 | staff

Posted on 08/14/2008 12:29:16 PM PDT by pissant

Another issue of the National Enquirer, another round of sordid allegations about the extent to which John Edwards is lying about his affair with Rielle Hunter.

The four new pieces:

• Edwards didn't confess until after a campaign staffer walked in on him and Hunter having an "intimate moment" in hotel room. Word eventually got to Elizabeth Edwards, who then confronted John, who then admitted the whole thing. But this all happened after he'd already declared his candidacy for the presidency.

• The whole public tango over the DNA test, with Edwards saying he wants one and Hunter saying she doesn't: choreographed!

• Texas lawyer Fred Baron is still sending $15,000 a month to Rielle and $20,000 a month to alleged baby fall guy Andrew Young. (The New York Post has a reporter in Raleigh who interviewed a bunch of Young's neighbors; all pretty much expressed doubt that Young fathered the baby, but say he's loyal enough to Edwards to shoulder responsibility.

• Edwards last week called Hunter to tell her, "Of course I love you. Don't worry, we'll get through this."

As for how the Enquirer keeps getting access to information such as the intimate details of a private phone call while other major media outlets who have now devoted significant time and resources to the story still can't prove anything, Sharon Waxman ventures the obvious: they pay for stuff! We mentioned back on Wednesday that Hunter herself very well might be squeezing cash out of both Edwards and the Enquirer, and that the whole thing with her weird mystic friend Robert McGovern setting up the Beverly Hilton meeting had the faint whiff of blackmail gone awry. Writes Waxman:

"Imagine if Hunter was blackmailing Edwards for money—or, for more money, since she was already being paid a monthly stipend. And if she were pressuring him by leaking information to the National Enquirer. And if she tipped off the Enquirer to the July meeting, including such details as the number of rooms rented, and who was in them."

Imagine if it was Hunter who sold the Enquirer the blurry photo of John Edwards holding the baby of indeterminate paternity that David Perel declined to offer any details about, including who took it, or where, when, or how it was taken! (He told CNN last week that we can "presume" he paid for it.)

Edwards is probably wishing Hunter weren't so ambitious right around now.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; edwards; johnedwards; nationalenquirer; riellehunter; silkypony
Now that would be funny.
1 posted on 08/14/2008 12:29:16 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Wouldn’t surprise me one bit. The sister was on ET yesterday and will be back today and she’s not happy with Riehlle, beginning with her name change because she’s always wanted to be “famous”.


2 posted on 08/14/2008 12:31:14 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: pissant

It would not surprise me to learn that she is the one keeping the Inquirer informed for $. She seems to really not like Mrs. Edwards, so perhaps she is hoping to push her into divorcing him to speed up her being the next Mrs. Edwards.


3 posted on 08/14/2008 12:35:40 PM PDT by penowa
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To: sarasota

John Edwards Limerick Contest:

There once was a woman named Druck
Who screwed a senator and made a buck
Now she’s known as Rielle Hunter
And I couldn’t be blunter
than to say she was one expensive F***


4 posted on 08/14/2008 12:36:57 PM PDT by safetysign
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To: sarasota

After viewing some of “Rielle’s” work, it’s clear the only thing she’s good at is spreading her legs for the Breck Girl.


5 posted on 08/14/2008 12:38:32 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: pissant

blackmail tends to come to a stop once the news is out and everyone knows. I would believe Hunter as the NE source intending to infuriate Elizabeth into leaving more than I would believe the blackmail angle.


6 posted on 08/14/2008 12:39:19 PM PDT by InsensitiveConservative
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To: Slapshot68

Wonder how long it will take before someone finds her new location.


7 posted on 08/14/2008 12:41:28 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: pissant
I'm sure she is shocked that she is being portrayed as evil. She was just along for the ride to fame.
8 posted on 08/14/2008 12:41:41 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: pissant
Is Rielle Hunter the National Enquirer's Source?

There was an interesting thread on this subject last Sunday evening on which a Freeper who's screen name is Eroteme (and he's a long-timer too, joined September 1998) advaced the "Reille is the Snitch" theory (my term, not Eroteme's) backed up by some very insightful observations involving the legalities of using a hidden camera to obtain images surreptitously in a place in which there is "a reasonable expectagion of privacy," esp. in the state of California, where it is assumed the pictures allegedly of Edwards and the "love child" were taken.

Here's a link.

9 posted on 08/14/2008 12:42:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: InsensitiveConservative

That would be my theory as well.


10 posted on 08/14/2008 12:43:00 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: pissant

Sorry, the link I gave above is good, but you have to scroll down to comment 61 for the post I mentioned.


11 posted on 08/14/2008 12:43:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: pissant

They always do say about leaks - “Who benefits the most”? So sure, could very well be.


12 posted on 08/14/2008 12:43:55 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: pissant

The woman needs to call up Monica Lewinski and commiserate


13 posted on 08/14/2008 12:45:56 PM PDT by woofie
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To: pissant
• Texas lawyer Fred Baron is still sending $15,000 a month to Rielle and $20,000 a month to alleged baby fall guy Andrew Young.

Andrew Young is a liar. I am the father of this baby!!

14 posted on 08/14/2008 12:45:58 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: Steely Tom
"Reille is a Snitch"

Did you spell S n i t c h correctly?

15 posted on 08/14/2008 12:48:31 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: sarasota

“The sister was on ET yesterday and will be back today and she’s not happy with Riehlle, beginning with her name change because she’s always wanted to be “famous”.

I think the sister is the snitch. She told ET that the baby looks like John Edwards.


16 posted on 08/14/2008 12:50:33 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

I loved it when she said that and can’t wait to see what she has to say tonight.


17 posted on 08/14/2008 12:56:13 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: safetysign

There once was a man named Druck
Who shot horses from the back of his truck
His daughter latched on
To a pony named John
And another poor horse was thus struck.


18 posted on 08/14/2008 1:05:31 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Good one,PGR88.


19 posted on 08/14/2008 1:07:34 PM PDT by safetysign
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To: pissant

So - John telling Elizabeth “slowly” means her finding out from the press, him telling her it’s over, and then Elizabeth just NOW reading about last week’s “I love you” phone call from John to Rielle...

Yup, that’s telling her “SLOWLY”. As in, Elizabeth finds out about it at the same time the REST of the world finds out about it. Can you imagine the horror she must feel knowing THIS b*tch is angling to marry the father of HER children up her own death?

This is truly a gift from God in reality - this public revelation is only way that Elizabeth can spare her children the nightmare of having to live with the nutcase that is “Rielle” Francis “Hunter” Drucker. Drucker has already proven that she knows no morality - considering this skank’s hatred of Elizabeth, who knows what evil she might wreak upon Elizabeth’s children should she weasel her way into the mansion?

Elizabeth’s marriage may be toast, but there is hope that she can at least save her children from the clutches of this evil witch...


20 posted on 08/14/2008 1:09:35 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: Ghengis
Texas lawyer Fred Baron is still sending $15,000 a month to Rielle and $20,000 a month to alleged baby fall guy Andrew Young. Andrew Young is a liar. I am the father of this baby!!

For $35,000/month, I'll take credit for being the father and mother...

21 posted on 08/14/2008 1:14:25 PM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: pissant

You’re gonna need a pantry full of Jiffy-Pop for this one.


22 posted on 08/14/2008 1:23:10 PM PDT by nesnah (Expression with an attitude - www.polistic.com)
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To: PGR88

There once was a woman named Druck
Who got paid to make movies and f***
She road him like a pony
But he was just a silky phony
Now they’re both just sh&* out of luck


23 posted on 08/14/2008 1:25:39 PM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: dandelion

Jeepers. Perhaps the best Elizabeth can do for her children is divorce John and find them a legal guardian while she’s still alive.

John is going to do a Camilla as soon as Elizabeth is buried.


24 posted on 08/14/2008 1:26:42 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: pissant
I haven't seen this on FR yet so I will pass this on. The “lady” grew up in my area and this is what the local paper had to say.
http://www.ocala.com/article/20080813/NEWS/808130342/1402/NEWS&title=Edwards__mistress_raised_in_Ocala
And another shot from the press (they are pulling out all stops huh?)
http://www.ocala.com/article/20080814/NEWS/694276770/1340/NEWS&title=Lisa_Druck__n_k_a_Rielle_Hunter__North_Marion_H_S__yearbook_photo
25 posted on 08/14/2008 1:39:14 PM PDT by LooneyTick (Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Edwards is worth a 100 mil. She want what's hers and little Johnny's due. 15k a month and a rented house gets old after a while, especially when you can just taste a ring, 20 million and the stage lights of political fame.

(There is just something about a trial lawyer, twisting helplessly at the end of a rope of his own making that..that...I find ...just.)

26 posted on 08/14/2008 2:03:57 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: Andy'smom

Just saw on people.com that Rielle’s real name is Lisa Druck, born in Ft. Lauderdale, and she calls Edwards “Love Lips”.


27 posted on 08/14/2008 2:53:53 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Ghengis

Hasn’t Zsa-Zsa’s husband claimed paternity yet?


28 posted on 08/14/2008 2:57:52 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: apocalypto
Hasn’t Zsa-Zsa’s husband claimed paternity yet?

I think he has initated proceedings to adopt John Edwards.

29 posted on 08/14/2008 3:31:47 PM PDT by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: sarasota

“Love Lips” better hope the Enquirer hasn’t acquired his dna...


30 posted on 08/14/2008 3:34:40 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Andy'smom

It they could get the photo in the hotel room, they’ve got DNA from mother, father and child.Had to be a payoff of a hotel staffer to get access to a photo like that.


31 posted on 08/14/2008 6:38:18 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Ghengis

lol!!


32 posted on 08/15/2008 5:09:06 AM PDT by apocalypto
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