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EXCLUSIVE: JOHN EDWARDS NAILED BY DEAD WIFE’s VIDEO TESTIMONY!
National Enquirer ^ | June 10, 2011 | BARRY LEVINE And ALEXANDER HITCHEN

Posted on 06/11/2011 5:20:29 AM PDT by NCjim

In a devastating act of ultimate revenge, a dying Elizabeth Ed­wards recorded a bombshell secret videotape for prosecutors – nailing her cheating husband John as he will stand trial on charges that could land him behind bars for 30 years.

That’s the stunning secret behind the federal indictment brought against the disgraced former presidential candi­date on June 3 – following a two-year grand jury investigation into whether he illegally used campaign funds to cover up his affair with his then-pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter.

“Elizabeth wanted to exact revenge against John for destroy­ing their 33-year marriage and family by cheating with Rielle,” source close to the scandal told ENQUIRER.

“It was Elizabeth’s idea to secret­ly record a video and tell what she knew of the affair and John’s horrific betrayal.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalenquirer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edwards; johnedwards
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1 posted on 06/11/2011 5:20:34 AM PDT by NCjim
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To: NCjim

Well, I was told once on a FR religious thread that I was evil for thinking EE was one mean lady. Nice to be vindicated from beyond the grave...


2 posted on 06/11/2011 5:22:55 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: NCjim

Sour grapes from the grave are not admissible testimony


3 posted on 06/11/2011 5:22:58 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: NCjim

Revenge from the grave. I bet God is smiling, too.


4 posted on 06/11/2011 5:23:06 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: NCjim

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 5:23:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If you can read this post, the world did not end on May 21st.)
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To: NCjim

And here I thought Reille was the one who got nailed.


6 posted on 06/11/2011 5:25:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: miss marmelstein

Amen


7 posted on 06/11/2011 5:26:18 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: miss marmelstein

If the feds a using this for evidence, it has to go beyond sour grapes over his infidelity. Infidelity isn’t a crime. She must also have had the scoop on his money issues.


8 posted on 06/11/2011 5:26:28 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: NCjim
"Revenge is a dish best served cold."

Or maybe it's...

"Revenge is a dish best served when you are cold."

9 posted on 06/11/2011 5:27:12 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: bert
Sour grapes from the grave are not admissible testimony

Not if they are from 'beyond the grave'.

If she was properly deposed, this is evidence, and much like a dying declaration.

She knew where the skeletons were, and if nothing else has given probable cause to dig deeper and marked the spots.

10 posted on 06/11/2011 5:29:15 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: miss marmelstein

She was an angry, bitter woman and it showed in her appearance. Still, she looked better than Reille. Cheating on your wife is bad enough. Cheating with a woman who looks like Rod Stewart is pathetic!


11 posted on 06/11/2011 5:29:30 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: southernnorthcarolina
"Revenge is a dish best served when you are cold."

Or....Nail the coffin first, then the tramp.

12 posted on 06/11/2011 5:31:46 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: NCjim

Hard to believe she would do that to her children.


13 posted on 06/11/2011 5:36:53 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: NCjim

TWIMC:

Elizabeth Edwards was imperfect, as you and I. She didn’t deserve a dead son, cancer, an early grave, or the infidelity of her wretched husband.

God disposes. Her accounts are settled. Speak no ill of the dead. If you still have issues over her earthly sins, pray for her soul, or work on your own.


14 posted on 06/11/2011 5:38:40 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good. Don't post and drive!)
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To: NCjim

The defense cannot cross examine, makes for great tabloid news but its not admissible.


15 posted on 06/11/2011 5:38:47 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NCjim

Mat 6:14-15 (NIV) “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But, if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”


16 posted on 06/11/2011 5:39:21 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle ("Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged". - Reagan)
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To: bert

But dying declarations are.


17 posted on 06/11/2011 5:41:25 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: driftdiver

The rules regarding testimony are more complex than you seem to realize.


18 posted on 06/11/2011 5:43:29 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: NCjim

Don’t count on it, this slim ball will talk his way out of it. He didn’t get to where he is financially by following the rules.


19 posted on 06/11/2011 5:44:51 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: wideawake

Sure I’m not a lawyer. I also know that any decent defense lawyer could tie this stuff up for a LONG time.

Its a stupid stunt


20 posted on 06/11/2011 5:46:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: wideawake

How long after the video did she actually take before she died. There may be too long of a period of time to even classify this as a dying declaration. We all know we are going to die, so that alone is not enough to make it a dying declaration. It is the imminence of death that supposedly makes your statements more likely to be truthful.


21 posted on 06/11/2011 5:48:07 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Elizabeth Edwards was imperfect, as you and I.

Some of us are forgiven. Some share their wretchedness even after death. The forgiven forgive. Matthew 18: 21-35

She didn’t deserve a dead son, cancer, an early grave, or the infidelity of her wretched husband.

We are condemned by sin. We deserve much worse and would reap it if it wasn't for grace.

22 posted on 06/11/2011 5:48:42 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

You said “SPeak no ill of the dead”......REALLY??? You have nice things to say about Hitler, Pol Pot, etc?? Good grief, you can’t be serious.


23 posted on 06/11/2011 5:50:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Elizabeth Edwards was imperfect, as you and I. She didn’t deserve a dead son, cancer, an early grave, or the infidelity of her wretched husband.

We're all sinners. She deserved exactly what she got. She enjoyed the fruits of her wretched husbands law practice and the public limelight he brought to her. Her accounts with God will be settled on Judgement Day. Her accounts with the people they mutually hurt are still wide open.

24 posted on 06/11/2011 5:56:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: NCjim

Daughter Kate, on the picture, looks to be pregnant. Maybe she got married after her mother died. Or maybe not - but the article says she was newly engaged at the time that Elizabeth was dying and had agreed to assume responsibility for the two younger siblings in the event John was sent to jail.

I noticed that Kate looks remarkedly like her mother on the news clips of John when he was before the cameras this week.

Just my observations.


25 posted on 06/11/2011 5:57:15 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: NCjim

John Edwards is narcissistic scum, but this deathbed video is troubling, less for what it says about John than about the nature of Elizabeth’s heart. It’s a bad and sad thing to go to one’s death filled with such rage and bitterness: we are told to forgive others if we expect to be forgiven, and making a revenge vid does not suggest Elizabeth had forgiven anybody anything.

People like John Edwards make their own hell. They don’t need help from our earthly vengeance.


26 posted on 06/11/2011 5:58:26 AM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: bert
Testimony and evidence are two different things my friend. It certainly is admissible evidence. Depending upon what is on there it may not even be necessary to admit it, she may have just told them where the bodies are buried.

One exception to the hearsay rule is for statements made when someone knows they are dying. This isn't a silver bullet, but it may be a gun belt carrying a whole row of silver bullets for the prosecutor to use.

Forgive me ladies but, men, if you are going to do anything wrong, NEVER tell your lady, and if she knows you better keep momma happy.

27 posted on 06/11/2011 5:59:58 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: NCjim
It was interesting to see the owner of the Enquirer, Roger Altman, on the 2011 Bilderberg attendee list posted at Drudge.
28 posted on 06/11/2011 6:03:11 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: politicalmerc
Forgive me ladies but, men, if you are going to do anything wrong, NEVER tell your lady, and if she knows you better keep momma happy.

That is why flower shops [for small lies] and jewelry stores [for whoppers] were created.

:)
29 posted on 06/11/2011 6:04:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: All

30 posted on 06/11/2011 6:05:23 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

She too was a pretty sharp lawyer and knew the rules.


31 posted on 06/11/2011 6:05:23 AM PDT by tillacum (The whining, gasfumed, presstitutes are following Sarah's bus.)
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To: FES0844
Hard to believe she would do that to her children.

Did the late Mrs. Edwards know of the affair while her husband was running for prez? Did she help him keep that information from going public while he was running? If the answers to those two questions are yes, then I think that the late Mrs. Edwards was capable of anything.

32 posted on 06/11/2011 6:08:35 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Liz

She was an attractive lady. Pretty unusual for a liberal.


33 posted on 06/11/2011 6:10:10 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: driftdiver

I’m wondering... If it isn’t admissible in an actual court case (because she can’t be cross-examined), would it have been a tool during Grand Jury hearing?


34 posted on 06/11/2011 6:10:52 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: NCjim

Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin will have a video of her own. Is weiner really that much different than Edwards?


35 posted on 06/11/2011 6:12:13 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: MayflowerMadam

Could have been. The guy is a slime ball but she stayed married and supported him while knowing that. Its taking the testimony of one scumbag against another, who do you believe?


36 posted on 06/11/2011 6:15:24 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Ann Archy

Good grief! The Hitler argument!


37 posted on 06/11/2011 6:18:00 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good. Don't post and drive!)
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To: driftdiver

Matthew 7:5.


38 posted on 06/11/2011 6:19:02 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Bad posters drive out good. Don't post and drive!)
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To: mewzilla

She certainly knew of his actions in the courtroom.


39 posted on 06/11/2011 6:19:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: wideawake

But it is still great to see Silky Pony transformed into Rayon gelding...


40 posted on 06/11/2011 6:20:18 AM PDT by Shady (It is time to tell the TRUTH about the LIES SOROS and the SOCIALISTS convey as FACT.)
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To: wideawake

Dead hand.


41 posted on 06/11/2011 6:20:50 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: bert

How about the evidence her testimony would have led to? She was a lawyer and the prosecutors are obviously lawyers, I have a sense they knew what they were doing.

Isn’t that like a de bene esse that might be admissible under certain circumstances? Like her death? Without the opportunity to cross examine, the testimony itself might not hold up but I’d bet the evidence revealed in it would be quite viable.

I have never been cheated on, so have no way to be sure how I would react, but this woman seems to have used her last energies to be sure her cheating husband really paid the price. How that helps their children is hard to reckon, and one would have hoped that she’d have considered the ramifications on their lives. But it doesn’t seem she did. Both of them thought only of themselves. Poor kids.


42 posted on 06/11/2011 6:22:35 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: catfish1957
She was an attractive lady. Pretty unusual for a liberal.

A lot of the libs were attractive back in the '60's, when it still had the superficial appearence of peace and love and fluffy kittens to them.

I personally remember the McGovern backers in '72 looking a lot like (a then young) Peggy Lipton. That was "the look" until Chery Tiegs and Farrah Fawcett-Majors upgraded it.


43 posted on 06/11/2011 6:22:55 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

And? Forgiving does not mean forgetting. God does not forget our sins, we will still have to answer for those.

Dying doesn’t make her a saint. The two of them hurt many many people and made significant contributions to the mess of medical malpractice. How much has the resulting practice of defensive medicine cost each of us? How many lives have been lost because doctors are afraid of losing their livelihood?


44 posted on 06/11/2011 6:23:56 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

“The guy is a slime ball but she stayed married and supported him while knowing that.”

I totally agree. I was just asking a technical question about testimony.

EE knew everything about the pig, and she benefitted from the income he brought in; she’s no better than he is. Again... I was just asking a technical question.


45 posted on 06/11/2011 6:27:00 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: bigjoesaddle

You wrote: “Mat 6:14-15 (NIV) “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But, if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.””

WHEN FORGIVENESS IS A SIN
By Dennis Prager
http://www.dennisprager.com/forgiveness.html
(Reprinted in Reader’s Digest, March 1998, from The Wall Street Journal)

The bodies of the three teen-age girls shot dead last December by a fellow student at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky., were not yet cold before some of their schoolmates hung a sign announcing, “We forgive you, Mike!” They were referring to Michael Carneal, 14, the killer.

This immediate and automatic forgiveness is not surprising. Over the past generation, many Christians have adopted the idea that they should forgive everyone who commits evil against anyone, no matter how great and cruel and whether or not the evildoer repents.

The number of examples is almost as large as the number of heinous crimes. Last August, for instance, the preacher at a Martha’s Vineyard church service attended by the vacationing President Clinton announced that the duty of all Christians was to forgive Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber who murdered 168 Americans. “Can each of you look at a picture of Timothy McVeigh and forgive him?” the Rev. John Miller asked. “I have, and I invite you to do the same.”

Though I am a Jew, I believe that a vibrant Christianity is essential if America’s moral decline is to be reversed. And despite theological differences, Christianity and Judaism have served as the bedrock of American civilization. And I am appalled and frightened by this feel-good doctrine of automatic forgiveness.

This doctrine advances the amoral notion that no matter how much you hurt others, millions of your fellow citizens will forgive you. It destroys Christianity’s central moral tenets about forgiveness. Even by God, forgiveness is contingent on the sinner repenting, and it can be given only by the one sinned against.

” And if your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him,” reads Luke 17:3-4. “And if seven times of the day he sins against you, and seven times of the day turns to you saying, I repent, you shall forgive him.”

These days one often hears that “It is the Christian’s duty to forgive, just as Jesus forgave those who crucified him.” Of course, Jesus asked God to forgive those who crucified him. But Jesus never asked God to forgive those who had crucified thousands of other innocent people. Presumably he recognized that no one has the moral right to forgive evil done to others.

You and I have no right, religiously or morally, to forgive Timothy McVeigh or Michael Carneal; only those they sinned against have that right, If we are automatically forgiven no matter what we do, why repent? In fact, if we forgive everybody for all the evil they do, God and his forgiveness are unnecessary. We have substituted ourselves for God.

I host a talk-radio show, and when confronted with such arguments, some callers offered another defense: “The students were not forgiving Carneal for murdering the three students. They were forgiving him for the pain he caused them.” Such self centered thinking masquerading as a religious ideal is a good example of the moral disarray in much of religious life.

Some people have a more sophisticated defense of the forgive-every-one-everything doctrine: doing so is psychologically healthy. It brings “closure.” This is therapy masquerading as idealism: “I forgive you because I want to feel better.”

Until West Paducah, I believed that Christians will lead America’s moral renaissance. Though I still believe that, the day those students, with the support of their school administration, hung out that sign I became less sanguine. If young Christians have inherited more values from the ‘60s culture than from their religion, where can we look for help?


46 posted on 06/11/2011 6:28:40 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (In the latter times the man [or woman] of virtue appears vile. --Tao Te Ching)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast; driftdiver
How about Matthew 7: 1-5. Especially verse 2. That passage is about hypocrites of which Mrs Edwards was certainly one. If she could testify to what happened then she knew what was going on and covered for him. Your sympathy is misplaced.

Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster excerpt from Game Change page 3

No one in the Edwardses’ political circle felt anything less than complete sympathy for Elizabeth’s plight. And yet the romance between her and the electorate struck them as ironic nonetheless—because their own relationships with her were so unpleasant that they felt like battered spouses. The nearly universal assessment among them was that there was no one on the national stage for whom the disparity between public image and private reality was vaster or more disturbing.

47 posted on 06/11/2011 6:31:15 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: MayflowerMadam

If he takes the stand, it can be used to impeach his testimony. Maybe he can do one of his ambulence chaser summations, like the one that got him rich, to win this case but I doubt it.


48 posted on 06/11/2011 6:33:30 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: miss marmelstein

If she tells the truth on the video, how is that evil? He is the evil one, lying from the beginning.


49 posted on 06/11/2011 6:38:22 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: MayflowerMadam; politicalmerc; driftdiver
I could see them using this for a grand jury probe, but not in court. She could easily commit perjury to exact revenge with no threat of earthly consequences to her. But what do I know, I got my degree in Dental Hygiene and have been "just a housewife" for over 30 years now.
Is there a distinction made between perjury committed on the spur of the moment out of fear and a premeditated perjury done to injure another person?
50 posted on 06/11/2011 6:38:22 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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