Skip to comments.John Edwards investigation: Charges near?
Posted on 02/15/2011 7:06:18 AM PST by Hawk720
A two-year grand jury investigation of John Edwards has reached a decisive point. Prosecutors believe they have a strong case, but have not yet gotten a green light from the Justice Department to charge the former presidential candidate, NBC News has learned. The issue: did Edwards violate election laws by trying to cover up his affair with a campaign videographer, Rielle Hunter.
Sources close to the investigation say Justice Department attorneys are now conducting a final review of evidence, and an indictment could come within days or weeks. In what could be an ominous development for Edwards, prosecutors already are making arrangements to record the sworn testimony of a key witness for possible use in a future trial, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity.
It would be surprising now if he wasnt indicted, said Stephen Saltzburg, a former federal prosecutor and George Washington University law professor. If John Edwards was aware that money was being paid to hide his mistress... and it was done to help his campaign, then hes in trouble.
Edwards attorney, Wade Smith, recently said, We do not believe there is evidence that John has violated any election laws. John Edwards, 57, has repeatedly said that he did nothing wrong, and a spokesperson said he remains optimistic that the investigation will confirm that.
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Oh please...he’s a dem...He will “tap dance” his way through the system. I’ll bet 100 people knew...
I assume this simply means that he had sex with the Year’s mom.
Couldn't happen to a nicer ambulance-chaser.
Too bad that Iowa didn’t pick him over Obama in the caucus.
What a great election that would have been.
could’nt happen to a slimer POS than Edwards, this guy is a piece of work, no wonder he teamed up with Kerry.
I shudder to think they came within an inch of the WH.
Maybe he could spend some time in the “other America” he was so fond of talking about.
he was too busy spending his time in the other woman instead.
They will be waiting a long time for this Justice Dept. to okay charges against a Dem.
Only Ohio prevented the Silky One from becoming VP. Too many moron voters in the USA.
Ohhhh, "tap dance"....
At first I thought you said, "lap dance"... :)
He's of the "right" party and this was just a personal matter. /s
“John Edwards, 57, has repeatedly said that he did nothing wrong,...”
Oh, well, there you go. People who have done wrong NEVER claim otherwise. Time to move on. Nothing to see here.
"Prosecutors believe they have a strong case, but have not yet
gotten a green light from the Justice Department to charge the former presidential candidate blown enough taxpayer money on a nothingburger."
There. Fixed it.
A Republican would have been indicted for this.
Rielle was just so irresistable...