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Skip to comments.Edwards donor: I told Obama camp about affair
Posted on 05/08/2012 10:20:04 AM PDT by tobyhill
A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
Chapel Hill developer Tim Toben said from the witness stand at Edwards' campaign finance corruption trial that he was astonished when Edwards told him he still had lofty political aspirations over dinner in June of 2008. By then, Edwards' presidential bid had unraveled and affair rumors were surfacing.
Toben also made the first mention of a sex tape depicting Edwards and his mistress in front of jurors during another part of testimony.
During their meal at an upscale restaurant, Edwards told Toben that he was still popular enough to be tapped as Obama's running mate or win a spot in his Cabinet, Toben said. Toben said he found it "astonishing" that Edwards believed he could still merit such a position of authority considering that tabloids were reporting on his affair, and Toben knew the reports to be true.
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I suspect Edwards affair was one of the worst kept secrets in DC even before the Enquirer published it.
“Toben also made the first mention of a sex tape depicting Edwards and his mistress in front of jurors during another part of testimony.”
Wow, this has to be one revealing courtroom experience. Who teaches these people to write?