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John Edwards suicidal over possible jail time, magazine claims
WBTV (NC) ^ | Apr 06, 2011

Posted on 04/18/2011 7:02:38 PM PDT by presidio9

A newspaper claims former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards would reportedly kill himself before he is forced to go to jail.

Edwards is under investigation for improperly using campaign funds to cover up an affair he had with a woman in which a child was conceived while he was still married to the late Elizabeth Edwards.

A grand jury has been meeting near Raleigh, and recently, a key witness in the case was re-interviewed.

According to The Daily Mail, the National Enquirer has written that Edwards told a friend, 'I won't go to jail. I'd kill myself first!'

The statement was reportedly made after Edwards' legal team informed him in early March that there was a strong chance that he could be indicted.

According to the National Enquirer, Edwards has lost nearly 20 pounds in the past year and his friends believe he has been "escaping reality" with alcohol.

"I think John is suicidal," a friend of Edwards reportedly told the Enquirer. "He knows that if he's indicted, prosecutors will try to get him to serve jail time and make an example of him."

The Enquirer says Edwards is also concerned about what will happen to his children if he winds up in jail.

"John isn't hiding the fact that he's terrified of going to prison," a source told the Enquirer. "But he's also extremely distraught about what will happen to his children."

Former campaign aide, Andrew Young, wrote in his tell-all book that 100-year-old heiress Bunny Mellon gave Edwards a gift in the amount of $700,000. Young claims that money helped fund the cover-up of Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter, who at the time, was pregnant with Edwards' out-of-wedlock child.

Andrew Young also told WRAL TV in a previous interview that Fred Baron, a wealthy attorney in Texas, financed flights and paid rent on a California home for Hunter.

"I heard one of the jets used for Rielle to fly around the country was $55,000 to $60,000," said Young.

Young went on to say the house in which Baron rented for Hunter cost $20,000 a month. Baron died from cancer in 2008, but his widow testified in front of the Grand Jury in Raleigh earlier this year.

Investigators have also interviewed Mellon twice, and some of her family members have also testified before the Grand Jury. Young says Mellon never knew what her donation was used for.

Mellon's donation and the alleged cover-up of Edwards' affair with Hunter are the focus of the Grand Jury's investigation which could result in an indictment against Edwards.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; criminalnarcissism; johnedwards; schadenfreudehof; silkypony
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1 posted on 04/18/2011 7:02:43 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

To good to be true.


2 posted on 04/18/2011 7:03:43 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Navy Patriot

National Enquirer, plus this conclusion comes from his comment “I’d kill myself before I’d go to jail.” OTOH, batted 1.000 on the rest of this story.


3 posted on 04/18/2011 7:05:36 PM PDT by presidio9 ("Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask rather what you can do for your country." -Cicero)
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To: presidio9

John,
I can help.


4 posted on 04/18/2011 7:06:06 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Navy Patriot

Elizabeth’s revenge.


5 posted on 04/18/2011 7:06:35 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Navy Patriot
I meant: National Enquirer batted 1.000 on the rest of the JE story when no one else cared.
6 posted on 04/18/2011 7:07:43 PM PDT by presidio9 ("Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask rather what you can do for your country." -Cicero)
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To: presidio9

You’d think jail would be like Disneyland to the Breck girl. Didn’t Martha Stewart learn all about tongue & groove cabinetry and such in prison?


7 posted on 04/18/2011 7:11:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: presidio9
Sooo.....

The Silky Pony is all played out...

He won't settle for the juzcao

BUT....
No longer able to ride 'em... & rope 'em....
(yes.... correct vowel)

Sounds like the end of the trail....
Off to the Great Roundup...

Sad story... all around...

8 posted on 04/18/2011 7:12:13 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: presidio9

Jail; that “other” America Johnny was talking about on the campaign...


9 posted on 04/18/2011 7:12:45 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: presidio9
TWO AMERICAS-

This is the man MILLIONS of liberals wanted for out President ...threatening to kill himself if he is forced to answer for his own actions.

10 posted on 04/18/2011 7:13:19 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: Baynative
out our President

(Damn! I wish this website had an edit function.

11 posted on 04/18/2011 7:15:05 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: presidio9

Anybody know if Rielle is still his eternal soul mate?


12 posted on 04/18/2011 7:15:45 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Soap on a rope.

... and prep-h for when the rope breaks...

13 posted on 04/18/2011 7:16:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: presidio9

The suicide talk is an attempt to persuade the judge in advance.


14 posted on 04/18/2011 7:17:11 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: presidio9

15 posted on 04/18/2011 7:17:36 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 816 of our national holiday from reality. - That 3 AM phone call? Voicemail...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least Martha Stewart didn’t act like a baby.............


16 posted on 04/18/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: presidio9

Who can he sue now?


18 posted on 04/18/2011 7:18:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Baynative
This is the man MILLIONS of liberals wanted for out President ...threatening to kill himself if he is forced to answer for his own actions.

and if he got elected, they would have been willing to burn the world to make sure he never did have to answer for it.

19 posted on 04/18/2011 7:18:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Navy Patriot

He just needs some good Cellies for company. Obama..Gore..etc.


20 posted on 04/18/2011 7:19:39 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: presidio9

See ya scumbag.


21 posted on 04/18/2011 7:20:18 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: presidio9

So he’s not worried about what will happen to his children if he kills himself? What an immature, narcissistic pansy of a man!


22 posted on 04/18/2011 7:21:00 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: presidio9

Johnny bet on a win. Because as we all know, once they win, they’re untouchable (Spiro Agnew exception to the rule.)


23 posted on 04/18/2011 7:21:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: presidio9

I’ll contribute $0.12 for a 22 LR (one will be all it takes if he does it right) and it will be the first $ I ever donated to a Liberal (he will be getting a 2fer)

TT


24 posted on 04/18/2011 7:21:38 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: presidio9

“John Edwards suicidal over possible jail time, magazine claims”

Won’t this save on green house carbon gases?


25 posted on 04/18/2011 7:22:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: presidio9
Those Democrats come up with some dandy candidates don't they?

Clinton had sex with an intern the age of his daughter IN THE OVAL OFFICE and is still hailed as a hero of the left.

Obummer plays golf and vacations constantly, runs up the debt to astronomically levels, blames others for the problems he has created, mouths hypocritical lies every other breath and is basically a despicable person who delights in humiliating his political opponents. A devider not a uniter to say the least.


26 posted on 04/18/2011 7:22:53 PM PDT by garjog
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To: presidio9
He's not afraid of prison per se, but of having a sex crazed cellmate named Bubba.
27 posted on 04/18/2011 7:23:07 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: presidio9

Just the unstable sort of ****head a Dem would want at the highest levels of government.


28 posted on 04/18/2011 7:23:33 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: presidio9
During the 2008 campaign, my sis, the social worker, was a fervent supporter of John Edwards.

Now, she insists she was never a fan of his.

30 posted on 04/18/2011 7:25:00 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: presidio9
friends believe he has been "escaping reality" with alcohol

Time to act like a Kennedy.
31 posted on 04/18/2011 7:25:18 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: digger48

“and if he got elected, they would have been willing to burn the world to make sure he never did have to answer for it.”

You mean like the hoards of Obama-ites are, in their protection of the One?


32 posted on 04/18/2011 7:25:24 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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Oh, in that case let him go,
in case he wants to run for presidente again.
Jus’ preserve his haircut!


34 posted on 04/18/2011 7:28:28 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: JPG

“you sure have a pretty mouth”


35 posted on 04/18/2011 7:34:28 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: presidio9

I have a friend who has a sister who knows a guy who used to deliver pizza to John Edwards house, and he said.....


36 posted on 04/18/2011 7:37:49 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: presidio9

Not to worry, he loves himself too much, he would never kill himself and deprive us all of his wonderful presence.


37 posted on 04/18/2011 7:38:03 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: presidio9

Not to worry, he loves himself too much, he would never kill himself and deprive us all of his wonderful presence.


38 posted on 04/18/2011 7:38:21 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: DLfromthedesert
they would be better off with their sister than that pos shyster.
39 posted on 04/18/2011 7:40:20 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Always wondered what happen to A thru G preps?


40 posted on 04/18/2011 7:40:20 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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To: TexasTransplant

I’ll donate $5 in case he’s nervous and requires a second, third, fourth, ........., attempt.


41 posted on 04/18/2011 7:42:03 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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To: presidio9
Please ,please, please. And your hideous girlfriend, too.
42 posted on 04/18/2011 7:43:24 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: presidio9

Wow Bunny, how about shoveling some of that money my way? I promise to put it to much better use than Johnny did.

All that said, what a tragic case for everybody involved. Satan has certainly been at work in these people. Gotta feel sorry for Edward’s kids.


43 posted on 04/18/2011 7:43:26 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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To: Hogblog

“you sure have a pretty mouth”

Down south its “purty mouth”


44 posted on 04/18/2011 7:45:25 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mylife

The Toon and 0 would probably react in a similar manner.


45 posted on 04/18/2011 7:46:52 PM PDT by xp38
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To: presidio9

Bunny Mellon!

Was she a stripper when she was young?


46 posted on 04/18/2011 7:46:58 PM PDT by Palladin (Trump Card: Obama's birth certificate.)
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To: presidio9
Edwards is afraid he'll commit Arkancide in jail.

Edwards started Hillary's kick to the curb with the phrase, "Now, Hillary" during an early 3-way debate. Obama was there and double-teamed with Edwards, but that was the moment when Her Heinous realized that she was not going to be coronated, but would actually have to fight a campaign.

It was an intoxicatingly delicious moment.

Here's a snapshot of The Creature when the realization started to hit:

And here's a discussion of part of it.

People forget, but Edwards wife was a really close friend of Hillary's and very much as nasty and sadistically cruel as her mentor. Given how fundamentally rotten Silky Pony is, it's easy to blame Elizabeth for Edward's problems now.

But John Edwards isn't fooled.

He knows Hillary wants to make an example of him, as a message to anyone who wants to be a traitor this time around, when she goes for the brass ring yet again.

On the other hand, anyone who actually believes she'd ever forgive anyone's betrayal of her is a fool, and deserves what she'll inevitably give them.

In other words, it's way, way too late for anyone to go back now! LOL!

47 posted on 04/18/2011 7:47:04 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Too much of a chicken $h1t to do himself...


48 posted on 04/18/2011 7:50:30 PM PDT by databoss
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To: mimaw

True, but they don’t need to be traumatized any more; losing their mother; the breakup of the family, etc.


49 posted on 04/18/2011 7:51:05 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: presidio9

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!


50 posted on 04/18/2011 7:51:24 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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