Skip to comments.Sources: Edwards investigation close to wrapping up
Posted on 05/25/2011 4:06:32 AM PDT by NCDragon
Raleigh, N.C. The investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' affair and campaign finances is coming to a conclusion.
Sources told WRAL News on Tuesday that a major development would occur in the next two weeks. It could be an indictment or perhaps a plea deal. Sources said it's unlikely that prosecutors would walk away from the case.
The investigation appears to have zeroed in on money from a 100-year-old campaign supporter and attempts to hide Edwards' affair with a campaign staffer.
Former Edwards aide Andrew Young wrote in his tell-all book, "The Politician," that heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon gave Edwards a total of $700,000 as a gift. The so-called "Bunny money" helped fund the cover-up of Edwards' affair with video producer Rielle Hunter, who was pregnant with the former U.S. senator's child.
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can we prosecute the media for corruption as well
I am sure the MSM knows the blood type of each and every Conservative hopeful, yet creeps like Edwards are given a pass.
The MSM are very much to blame for a lot that is wrong with elections and politics generally, BECAUSE they observe this kind of ‘situational rigor’ when analyzing candidates.
I guess the Black Panther defense won’t work for the Breck Girl...
This is especially close to my heart. I lived in NC when he was elected to public office and I cannot tell you ONE THING that bastard did for his constituents. It was only to further himself and his pretty hair. I hope he ends up not only in prison but also having to have surgery to tighten his butthole. Seriously. He needs to have done to him what he did to the citizens of NC for all those years.
Aw come on Freepers ... how can you possibly comment
on such a hunky stud ... give me a break ... you evil nuts
Now get back to kissing Clinton’s axx, you’re late, time to hustle throw in a B.J. or two, get with it.
I have never seen the photo in #6. He seems to be saying “Come all..... and adore me.”
Why was he even elected to public office? The guys main occupation was stealing money from doctors and hospitals. This is a virtue when running for office? “Vote for me! I helped run your health care costs through the roof all so I can be living large!”
His poor children, how they must be suffering after a horrible year of losing their only true parent
Hopefully big sister Cate has the stamina to raise them, even though she is only in her 20’s. Last I read she was engaged
The New York Post tried to let people know years ago. But the story was mostly ignored. Including by FR.
NY POST ‘Page Six’: “JUST ASKING”
New York Post ^ | August 27, 2007 | Richard Johnson
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2007 5:44:31 AM by tlb
WHICH political candidate enjoys visiting New York because he has a girlfriend who lives downtown? The pol tells her he’ll marry her when his current wife is out of the picture.
Posted on Saturday, August 09, 2008 3:18:40 AM by tlb
we normally never reveal the identities in our blind items, but in light of John Edwards’ finally admitting he had an extramarital affair, we bring your attention to our “Just asking” item of Aug. 27, 2007:
“heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon gave Edwards a total of $700,000 as a gift”
Unless I’m missing something, she would have had to report a gift this large to the IRS and pay taxes on it. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=108139,00.html#1
I presume she did not, in which case she is liable for tax fraud or tax evasion. This gives prosecutors a nice little lever by which to compel her testimony against Edwards. Since Fred Baron is dead, she’s better positioned than almost anyone to say what Edwards knew, when he knew it and what kind of “understanding” was reached regarding the use of her funds.
“I think at the time of the Gift the donor pays 45% putting her tax bill at 315,000.00 money she inherited from her evil family Bank.”
Since some of these checks arrived hidden in boxes of chocolates, it sounds as if Bunny had no intention of paying gift taxes on these little showerings of affection for Senator Sleazeball.
LOL!!! Get some, boys!
Edwards get used to this phrase: “You got a real pretty mouth and soft fluffy hair.”