Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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]

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150 next last
To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

UPDATE! ARREST WARRANT ISSUED!

Source: WRAL

51 posted on 06/03/2011 7:45:28 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

I wonder how many others tried?


52 posted on 06/03/2011 7:45:28 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

UPDATE! ARREST WARRANT ISSUED!

Source: WRAL

53 posted on 06/03/2011 7:45:36 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Ewwwww - that’s a very disturbing picture. One I sure didn’t need to see before breakfast. I’m going to have to wash my eyes out with acid to get rid of that one. ICK!


54 posted on 06/03/2011 7:46:10 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1
Edwards was such a crooked attorney the ambulances chased him.

Leni

55 posted on 06/03/2011 7:46:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bring Back the MISERY INDEX! Obama's INDEX! Include Food & Energy in a TRUTHFUL INDEX!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kalee

And that’s probably about how it really should be.


56 posted on 06/03/2011 7:46:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland
For a campaign finance scandal that absolutely dwarfs this, Hillary paid no price whatsoever. Amazing.

That's the difference between being in power and ticking off those who are in power.

57 posted on 06/03/2011 7:46:41 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

Prosecutors say the money was essentially campaign spending — intended to save the campaign by keeping Edwards’ affair with Hunter secret — and thus an illegal use of campaign funds. They will point out that one donor, the late Fred Baron, was a key figure in Edwards’ national campaigns. The other donor was multimillionaire Rachel “Bunny” Mellon.

Edwards’ lawyers, on the other hand, say that the money was intended merely to conceal the affair from Edwards’ late wife, Elizabeth, and was not connected to the campaign. As such, they argue, the payments were not illegal.

Investigators have been curious about Edwards’ relationship with Mellon, whom Edwards courted for financing during his second failed bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, in 2008.

Mellon, who turned 100 last year, wrote sizable checks to further Edwards’ political interests in 2005 and 2006, as Edwards positioned himself to run for the White House a second time after settling for the second spot on the Democratic ticket in 2004.

Mellon, matriarch of the late industrialist Andrew Mellon’s family, contributed at least $3.48 million to a nonprofit group, The Alliance for a New America, that was created to further Edwards’ political aspirations. Another nonprofit group that helped fund Edwards’ campaign work isn’t required to disclose donors.

Baron, a former Dallas trial lawyer who was finance chairman for the Edwards campaign, said before he died that he provided financial support to Young and Hunter.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/03/1245277/prosecutors-seek-indictment-of.html?tab=gallery&gallery=/2011/05/25/1226006/john-edwards-political-path-052511.html&gid_index=1#ixzz1ODvegrKf


58 posted on 06/03/2011 7:47:09 AM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: windcliff

ping


59 posted on 06/03/2011 7:47:50 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker
Edwards is expected to make a court appearance Friday

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

Within the next 7 hours? I'd take that bet.
60 posted on 06/03/2011 7:48:20 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Let's boogie on down...

61 posted on 06/03/2011 7:48:31 AM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker
I'll bet you 100,000,000,000.00 Zimbabwae Dollars.....

....that he never makes it to prison! Either he flees, "resists arrest", or offs himself.

You heard it here first. This man has lost all, and has NOT turned to Jesus Christ and asked forgiveness from the American people.

62 posted on 06/03/2011 7:49:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

He ruined the end of his wife’s life. You may not have liked her politics but she was a good mom, lost a teenage son, adored and cared for her little kids, and was not too happy to have terminal cancer.

I think somewhere she is smiling today.


63 posted on 06/03/2011 7:51:16 AM PDT by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NFHale

LOL!


64 posted on 06/03/2011 7:53:35 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Mr. Edwards. We know you’re in there. Put down that hairdryer and makeup mirror and come out slowly with your hands up!


65 posted on 06/03/2011 7:54:26 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: kcvl

Father of the year. Not.


66 posted on 06/03/2011 7:55:06 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Ahhh.......
My first smile of the day.

Thank you


67 posted on 06/03/2011 7:55:33 AM PDT by mowowie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

do you REALLY believe he will serve time?

IF he does, it will be at a country club, for sure.


68 posted on 06/03/2011 7:56:08 AM PDT by a real Sheila (SEAL TEAM 6 and the CIA "Gotter DONE!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

do you REALLY believe he will serve time?

IF he does, it will be at a country club, for sure.


69 posted on 06/03/2011 7:56:20 AM PDT by a real Sheila (SEAL TEAM 6 and the CIA "Gotter DONE!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

do you REALLY believe he will serve time?

IF he does, it will be at a country club, for sure.


70 posted on 06/03/2011 7:56:26 AM PDT by a real Sheila (SEAL TEAM 6 and the CIA "Gotter DONE!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Dawgreg

It was all I could to contain myself...


71 posted on 06/03/2011 7:56:50 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 64 | View Replies]

Comment #72 Removed by Moderator

To: DCBryan1

(song: I’m So Excited, Pointer Sisters)
He’s been indicted, and I’m so excited
He might have to go to jail and I think I like it, yeah!


Could have become the prez...Rolling Stone(d) gushed about him being The Real Liberal in 2007.

I must admit I voted for him in MA/ Dem primary in 2004. I am unenrolled—can take either ballot. Bush was unopposed; I decided I wanted the luxury of voting against Kerry twice
so I picked The Breck Girl in primary, W in the final.


73 posted on 06/03/2011 7:58:47 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1
The FED needs to investigate John McCain.

How did he manage to 'keep' some $20 million from his presidential campaign to use later in his Senate campaign?

McCain "...accepted $84.1 million in public funding for his [presidential] campaign." [source link]
74 posted on 06/03/2011 7:58:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Longbow1969
Hussein is probably giddy over this.

Weiner's probably thrilled as well.

75 posted on 06/03/2011 7:59:20 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Johnny may be about to experience each of the two Americas — the one on this side of the bars and the one on that side of them.


76 posted on 06/03/2011 8:00:23 AM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle
Somewhere Elizabeth must be smiling

John Edwards: "After I spend 10 years in prison, my sphincter will be THIS wide!"

77 posted on 06/03/2011 8:02:48 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Don’t wish ill fortune on the guy also think that after his earlier uears of being a shyster, ripoff lawyer that this all comes back to bite him. I pray that he gets his life course corrected and stable for his family if nothing else.


78 posted on 06/03/2011 8:05:14 AM PDT by tflabo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/john-edwards-arrest-warrant.html

Hah, his real name is Johnny Reid Edwards.


79 posted on 06/03/2011 8:05:39 AM PDT by sunmars
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: tflabo
Don’t wish ill fortune on the guy also think that after his earlier uears of being a shyster, ripoff lawyer that this all comes back to bite him. I pray that he gets his life course corrected and stable for his family if nothing else.

NOT YET I WON'T! He has not repented. He has not asked for forgiveness. He still lies and thinks that he is above everyone else. I'll no longer have schadenfreud when he spends 10-20 to life behide bars and loses his ill-gotten, bearing false witness MILLIONS taken from him.

80 posted on 06/03/2011 8:08:07 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: sunmars

81 posted on 06/03/2011 8:11:46 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

My son bought one of 100 Trillion Dollar notes last weekend. A the time of it’s issuance it was worth 33 US cents.


82 posted on 06/03/2011 8:39:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Please, please let us have an OJ chase!


83 posted on 06/03/2011 8:40:07 AM PDT by Rebelbase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: treetopsandroofs

Good question!


84 posted on 06/03/2011 8:43:23 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

“...Have fun in the Pen, pretty boy....”

Are you insane? Breck Girl won’t serve one second behind bars. He’ll get off scott free. Remember, he’s a dimoCRACK. They can do no wrong in the eyes of the law.....and Zero’s just-us department.


85 posted on 06/03/2011 8:44:43 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

Did the feds include a charge of being an annoying, arrogant little bitch? If not, they missed the boat on at least one easy-to-prove charge.


86 posted on 06/03/2011 8:49:20 AM PDT by thelastvirgil (B. Hussein Obama would steal from a blind dung beetle, then set it on the wrong path home.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

And maybe Reillee or whatever her name is can be indicted as an accomplice. I feel sorry for the Edwards kids, first being born to parents like that, and now having to go thru their mother’s death and father’s possible incarceration, and all the shame/embarrassment that goes with it.


87 posted on 06/03/2011 8:54:00 AM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCC-1701
Something to remember: Back when they were first discussing the possibility for jail time, he himself said (according to sources) to friends that he'd rather die than go to prison. HE thinks there's a possibility that he'll do time. If he were sure that his status as a Demonrat would keep him OUT of jail, I'd expect his attitude to be a lot different.

I think he's scared.

88 posted on 06/03/2011 8:57:11 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]

To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“...women aren’t worth a Pizza Hut date.”

FANTASTIC!!!


89 posted on 06/03/2011 9:01:33 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

is “Johnny” his legal name?


90 posted on 06/03/2011 9:01:39 AM PDT by ncpatriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

Go back to DU, troll!

;)


91 posted on 06/03/2011 9:07:10 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 73 | View Replies]

Comment #92 Removed by Moderator

To: DCBryan1

Jyh Edwards prevented Hillary Clintod from becoming POTUS as Hillary would have easily beaten Obama in the Iowa caucus without the Breck Girl in the race.


93 posted on 06/03/2011 9:10:14 AM PDT by safetysign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

John Edwards prevented Hillary Clintod from becoming POTUS as Hillary would have easily beaten Obama in the Iowa caucus without the Breck Girl in the race.


94 posted on 06/03/2011 9:10:36 AM PDT by safetysign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1

John Edwards prevented Hillary Clinton from becoming POTUS as Hillary would have easily beaten Obama in the Iowa caucus without the Breck Girl in the race.


95 posted on 06/03/2011 9:10:59 AM PDT by safetysign
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hoagy62

I can just see the scene in “The Shawshank Redemption” being played out. You know, the one where the police come to Shawshank to arrest the warden and what the warden did to prevent that from happening.


96 posted on 06/03/2011 9:13:43 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 88 | View Replies]

To: Pollster1
...he has not done serious damage to my country

I disagree. His entire career, both as a lawyer and as a politician, have damaged our country.

He belongs in jail.

97 posted on 06/03/2011 9:13:43 AM PDT by rogue yam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Yaelle
He ruined the end of his wife’s life.

Just like that other fella....what was his name??....oh, yeah....Newt!
98 posted on 06/03/2011 9:18:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: DCBryan1
According to the Holy Bible ‘While we were yet (still) sinners, Christ died for our sins’. Jesus didn't wait until we were perfect or even repentant, HE died while we were active sinners out of Gods will. By out of Gods will I mean in disobedience and not following Gods will.
It is Gods will that NONE perish but that all are saved.

That would even include Adolph Hitler who would have been forgiven IF he would have repented, confessed his sins to GOD and asked for forgiveness.

Why is that so? It is because the price that CHRIST paid was so high it covered EVERYONES sins for all time. There is no further price to pay for God's forgiveness, only repentance and acceptance of what Jesus has done for us.

The issue with Hitler is that he wouldn't, didn't and even couldn't repent because he was so far gone. It is not because the price paid was insufficient.

The bible states that by repeating our sins we become insensitive to them like searing the skin and losing feeling. The longer we remain in our sins rejecting God, the harder it is for us to repent due to the ‘searing’ of conscience.

The Bible also states that we need to forgive others if we want God to forgive us. That forgiveness is part of the repentance and acceptance of God's will for all. It is Gods will for ALL which includes not only us but also John Edwards to be saved.

The bible also states not to judge others, it God's right alone to do that. Once this life is over, we ALL will pass into judgment. Some for condemnation and others for reward. There are TWO judgment seats, One ‘The Judgment Seat of Christ’ is for reward for the saints while the other ‘The Great White Throne’ is for punishment.

The Bible states ‘For it is appointed onto man once to die and after that the judgment’. At the time of judgment I want to be before Christ for reward and not before the Father for punishment.

God's purpose for man is that he lives a Godly life in accordance with God's will. God doesn't want to punish if it can be avoided. The goal is repentance and correct living not an endless cycle of crime and punishment.

God is longsuffering (patient) and not willing for any to perish. He doesn't demand immediate punishment for any and all of our sins, He wants us to stop committing those sins and get right with Him. In that case, there is no punishment coming from God because Christ on the cross has already paid the price and suffered for every ones sins. He (Jesus) willingly took all the punishment due on himself rather than allow any to be lost due to those sins.

Jesus is the Christ (or Christos in Greek) which means ‘anointed one’. Christ is not Jesus last name, it is a title or appointment from God the Father unique to Jesus (yeshua in Hebrew) the only begotten Son of the Father).

That title or appointment is for no other and no other can rightly claim it.

I’ve got to run now for a VA appointment, Catch yall later.

99 posted on 06/03/2011 9:22:26 AM PDT by dglang
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 80 | View Replies]

To: NCC-1701

Having never seen the film, I have no idea what you’re referring to. Nothing against you. Sorry :)


100 posted on 06/03/2011 9:31:33 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson