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Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11

Posted on 06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT by DCBryan1

Edited on 06/03/2011 7:43:14 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

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Couldn't have happened to a more deserving little girl IMHO!
1 posted on 06/03/2011 7:17:49 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

For a campaign finance scandal that absolutely dwarfs this, Hillary paid no price whatsoever. Amazing.


2 posted on 06/03/2011 7:19:07 AM PDT by doug from upland (website reserved just in case: TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: DCBryan1

She does have nice hair, though, let’s not forget.


3 posted on 06/03/2011 7:19:58 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Nonstatist

I was just going to say that I hope he was able to get his hair done for this very important event!


4 posted on 06/03/2011 7:21:01 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: doug from upland; Admin Moderator; Sidebar Moderator

Banner is up on Fox News...waiting for a more detailed link.


5 posted on 06/03/2011 7:21:28 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

Soon to be ‘bitch-toy’.


6 posted on 06/03/2011 7:21:38 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: DCBryan1

Have fun in the Pen, pretty boy.

7 posted on 06/03/2011 7:21:46 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: DCBryan1

Update: John Edwards Indicted for Using Campaign Funds to Cover Up Affair.


8 posted on 06/03/2011 7:22:00 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

Hussein is probably giddy over this. The Edwards story will likely knock the bad unemployment data news out of the headlines.


9 posted on 06/03/2011 7:22:05 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: DCBryan1

He’ll plead to lesser charges, pay back the money, give up his law license and that’s about it. I seriously doubt he goes to jail.


10 posted on 06/03/2011 7:22:17 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: DCBryan1

I’ll get excited when he’s convicted.


11 posted on 06/03/2011 7:22:36 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: DCBryan1

Ok..ok...I have to do it..

Re-posting from: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2724714/posts?page=30#30

Now, I think we should all take a moment to reflect on this, and show ourselves to be bigger people by NOT gloating or expressing any joy or pleasure over this news. We are, after all, adults, and better people, and, and, and....

ahh, never mind - I CAN’T STAND IT ANYMORE!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! FROG-MARCH PERP WALK COMING UP!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! SILKY PONY’S GOING TO BE BUBBA’S LOVE SPONGE!!! HAHAHAH!

Whew...OK.. better now...what was I saying about being adults????


12 posted on 06/03/2011 7:22:47 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DCBryan1

13 posted on 06/03/2011 7:23:28 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: doug from upland

14 posted on 06/03/2011 7:24:29 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: doug from upland

Edwards is probably wondering right now whether federal prisons provide appropriate hair care products...


15 posted on 06/03/2011 7:24:41 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: DCBryan1
That's gonna require another do will be what the lawyers will say. Maybe scKerry will have to show up and testify. Naw, two peas in the same pod (courtroom) is unlikely.
16 posted on 06/03/2011 7:24:57 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Huskrrrr

LOL. Yeah right.


17 posted on 06/03/2011 7:25:50 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: doug from upland

I agree. I don’t understand how they have gone after this guy when there are others who have done worse and are making themselves filthy rich off the American taxpayer. Hillary and Bill the rapist are two examples


18 posted on 06/03/2011 7:26:02 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DCBryan1

Apparently Liz spent her final days preparing her oldest daughter (age 26?) for the task of raising the younger kids and set up her estate to separte and shelter her/their assets from his

Just look at what this man did and what he lost and what he did to his kids, for a few months of pooty tang with a new age nut-job.


19 posted on 06/03/2011 7:26:22 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: DCBryan1

Every time he is mentioned I think of the SNL skit where he goes in to see his tax accountant: “Mr. Edwards, as I recall, you need to update your filing status from ‘married’ to ‘disgusting’.”


20 posted on 06/03/2011 7:26:36 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: DCBryan1
Apparently Liz spent her final days preparing her oldest daughter (age 26?) for the task of raising the younger kids and set up her estate to separate and shelter her/their assets from his

Just look at what this man did and what he lost and what he did to his kids, for a few months of pooty tang with a new age nut-job.

21 posted on 06/03/2011 7:26:36 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: DCBryan1

Timing is everything. So, what should lead the news tonight, this or the continuing collapse of the US economy due to Obama?


22 posted on 06/03/2011 7:26:47 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: All

People actually think he’ll do jail time? This is a waste of taxpayer money....just fine him....that will really hurt him.


23 posted on 06/03/2011 7:26:48 AM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: DCBryan1

It saddens and enrages me when I consider that nearly half of my countrymen wanted this man to be Vice President.


24 posted on 06/03/2011 7:26:54 AM PDT by TonyInOhio ( H-O-L-D F-A-S-T)
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To: DCBryan1

Now lets go after the girlfriend..The woman knew he was married and she is a slut and got pregnant anyway..I wonder how many abortions she had when she was with other men..Or maybe she stayed on the pill until she found a sucker like Edwards..


25 posted on 06/03/2011 7:27:14 AM PDT by PLD
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To: DCBryan1

I’m almost indifferent on this one. He’s probably guilty and probably should go to prison for it, but he has not done serious damage to my country, nothing like the damage he did to his own family.

I’ll be excited when Obama joins him under indictment. In the history of the United States, no single person has done more damage to our country than the drug-addled communist from Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia, and I will be thrilled to pay all expenses for a lifetime stay in the appropriate federal penitentiary for that lazy community organizer.


26 posted on 06/03/2011 7:28:19 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Longbow1969

That’s kind of what I thought.

MSM spiked the initial affair story for so long. Now, they’re getting this out there to help O’Bummer.


27 posted on 06/03/2011 7:28:23 AM PDT by Califreak (I heard Reagan is back and this time he's Jewish...)
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To: kalee

I agree. He won’t see a day in prison.


28 posted on 06/03/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: TonyInOhio

And I can say the same thing when it comes to Barack Obama.

Who by the way should also be indicted by a Federal Grand Jury. Obama has, and is still engaging, in more crimes and cover-ups than the Silky Pony.

So how comes Øbammie is still a free man?


29 posted on 06/03/2011 7:29:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: PLD
..Or maybe she stayed on the pill until she found a sucker like Edwards..

HAMMER. NAIL. HEAD!

POST OF THE DAY!

30 posted on 06/03/2011 7:29:38 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: silverleaf

What is it with Democrats and skags? They lose their careers over women aren’t worth a Pizza Hut date. I mean, Monica Lewinsky? Rielle Hunter? Most of the good looking ones give ‘em the 86.


31 posted on 06/03/2011 7:31:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: DCBryan1

ABC11 has learned that a federal grand jury has indicted former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate John Edwards.

He is facing several charges that include, conspiracy, illegal campaign fund usage and making false statements.


32 posted on 06/03/2011 7:31:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Pollster1
In the history of the United States, no single person has done more damage to our country than the drug-addled communist from Chicago/Hawaii/Kenya/Indonesia

Well said.

33 posted on 06/03/2011 7:32:30 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

RINOs don’t do much better, if you’ve seen the pictures of the baby mama who pumped up Ah-nold


34 posted on 06/03/2011 7:33:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Lurker

How appropriate. Amazing that he had the attention and vote of many, many clueless Americans. This is why I belong to and donate to Free Republic.com......
....
to out the commies, marxists, trotskites, leninists, stalinists, oligarchs, elite, aristocrats, liberals, progessives, RINOS, leftists, DUers, etc.

35 posted on 06/03/2011 7:33:58 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including conspiracy, four counts of illegal campaign contributions and one count of false statements. The indictment was returned in the Middle District of North Carolina Friday.

An Edwards spokeswoman said she wasn’t aware of the filing and declined immediate comment.


36 posted on 06/03/2011 7:34:38 AM PDT by kcvl
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Couldn’t happen to a more deserving weasel.....unless of course it happens to O’Kenyan.


37 posted on 06/03/2011 7:35:08 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Paradox: To dumb down the citizenry so they won't think for themselves, the government educates them)
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To: DCBryan1

What the heck is that picture?! I can’t be a photoshop job, can it?


38 posted on 06/03/2011 7:35:57 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: DCBryan1
Looks like Fox News Alert broadcast beat Drudge's sirens!

WAKE UP MATT!

39 posted on 06/03/2011 7:36:17 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: silverleaf

I wuddan done Arnuld’s even with Weiner’s weiner. But Arnuld touched everything but the third rail.


40 posted on 06/03/2011 7:36:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: silverleaf

Man, when these guys fall, they fall hard.

It’s getting tougher and tougher to have faith in our leaders anymore. We’ve got the problem in both parties.


41 posted on 06/03/2011 7:36:25 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: kcvl

WRAL has it that a “warrant has been issued for his arrest”. This can’t mean that he’s heading for the lockup, can it? Isn’t this saying - we need you at the courthouse at such and such a time?


42 posted on 06/03/2011 7:36:36 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: DCBryan1

First shot in a mob war intended to put the Democrat Party firmly back in Clinton hands.

Barry will be having his meeting with the Godfather, sooner rather than later.


43 posted on 06/03/2011 7:37:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kalee

Who defended Sandy Berger’s “misdemeanor”?


44 posted on 06/03/2011 7:39:50 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: DCBryan1

So I bent a few rules ... so what!
I mean, can you stupid Freepers name a Rat politician who hasn't?
Just one?

45 posted on 06/03/2011 7:40:56 AM PDT by Zakeet (The difference between the Wee Wee and a battery ... the battery has a positive side)
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Follow the source link and it will take you to a more detailed update from WRAL:Edwards indicted; arrest warrant issued

TEXT:

Raleigh, N.C. — A federal grand jury has indicted two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on four counts of illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy and one count of false statements.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest, and he is expected to appear in a Winston-Salem courtroom Friday afternoon.

The indictment follows a high-profile investigation that lasted more than two years into how Edwards' 2008 campaign covered up his affair with staffer Rielle Hunter, who later gave birth to his daughter.

Edwards, a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, hasn't publicly discussed the investigation since releasing a statement through his attorney in 2009 in which he said he was confident no funds from his campaign were used improperly.

Although he considered a plea deal in the case, his Washington, D.C.-based attorney, Greg Craig, has asserted that Edwards didn't break any laws and that the government was chasing a misguided prosecution.

The federal investigation zeroed in on money from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a 100-year-old heiress to pharmaceutical and banking fortunes and a major donor to Edwards' campaign, and from wealthy Texas lawyer Fred Baron, who served as Edwards' campaign finance chairman.

Mellon gave $3.4 million in late 2007 to The Alliance for a New America, a nonprofit supporting Edwards' candidacy. Former Edwards aide Andrew Young wrote last year in his tell-all book, "The Politician," that Mellon also gave Edwards $700,000 as a gift for personal use.

Young told WRAL News in a 2010 interview that Mellon was in the dark about how her money – campaign workers commonly referred to the checks she wrote as "Bunny money" – was being used.

According to Young, Baron financed flights and paid $20,000 a month in rent on a California home for Hunter and Young's family during the period when Young pretended to be the father of Hunter's baby to protect Edwards from negative publicity.

Young also told WRAL News that Baron paid him $325,000 to finish his own home back in Chapel Hill so it could be sold when he moved to California.

Baron died from cancer in 2008, but his widow appeared before the federal grand jury in Raleigh in January. Investigators also interviewed Mellon twice at her estate in Virginia, and some of her family members testified before the grand jury in December.

Hunter, Young and other campaign insiders testified before the grand jury in 2009.

If Edwards goes to trial to fight the charges and loses, sentencing guidelines would factor in the money involved in the cover-up. A case involving $1 million to $2.5 million could signal a prison sentence of 51 to 63 months.

46 posted on 06/03/2011 7:41:59 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Edwards is expected to make a court appearance Friday afternoon in Winston Salem Middle District Courthouse.


47 posted on 06/03/2011 7:43:26 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: silverleaf
"....Just look at what this man did and what he lost and what he did to his kids, for a few months of pooty tang with a new age nut-job."

She was shrewd enough to get herself knocked up by her very rich target and cash in. She hooked him and took him.

48 posted on 06/03/2011 7:44:14 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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Edwards is expected to make a court appearance Friday

He'll be found dead of suicide before then. Want to take that bet?

49 posted on 06/03/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Race.


50 posted on 06/03/2011 7:45:23 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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