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John Edwards Rests His Case Without Mistress' Testimony
ABC News ^

Posted on 05/16/2012 11:57:29 AM PDT by oxcart

John Edwards' lawyers abruptly ended his defense today without calling the former presidential candidate or the mistress with whom he carried on an affair.

Lawyers for Edwards ended their case with a series of bank statements, phone records and Federal Election Commission memos and a final shot at the credibility of Edwards' primary accuser, Andrew Young.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 05/16/2012 11:57:31 AM PDT by oxcart
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To: oxcart

She was probably going to tell the truth based on advice of counsel not to expose herself to a perjury charge. Better not to call her.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 11:59:28 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: oxcart

Edwards is going to go down hard.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 12:01:40 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

With this decision and Obamacare about to be thrown out, June should be a great month.


4 posted on 05/16/2012 12:03:28 PM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
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To: oxcart

I can’t wait to see Edward’s prison mug shot WITHOUT his hair piece on.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 12:05:24 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: SandRat
Edwards is going to go down hard.
Great double entendre.....after he goes to jail!
6 posted on 05/16/2012 12:05:52 PM PDT by jrg
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To: forgotten man
I can’t wait to see Edward’s prison mug shot WITHOUT his hair piece on

He probably wears a merkin too
7 posted on 05/16/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by jrg
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To: oxcart

I wonder what he’ll look like in pink prison jammies. Also wonder who his cellmate will be. I wonder if his cellmate will mind Edwards washing and drying his hair every day. I wonder.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 12:06:54 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: SandRat

“Edwards is going to go down hard.”

Even if he does, he’ll probably be sent to one of those ‘country club prisons’.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 12:12:42 PM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: oxcart

One less liar for hire/ambulance chaser to deal with.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 12:12:54 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: oxcart

John-E is about to discover there is more than two Americas.


11 posted on 05/16/2012 12:20:30 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: oxcart

He rested the case??!! Without channeling Elizabeth to speak in his behalf???


12 posted on 05/16/2012 12:20:56 PM PDT by In Maryland (Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
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To: Leep

He’s going to discover that the Two Americas are Pitchers and Catchers.


13 posted on 05/16/2012 12:25:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: laweeks

Maybe he’ll get celled up with Blago and they would both have the hair stuff goin’ on.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 12:26:10 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: forgotten man

Out on appeal after appeal.
Breck girl will never see the inside of a prison.
Though his dead wife probably has her fingers crossed hoping.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 12:27:09 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: oxcart

“Silky Pony, meet your new cellmate and husband, Franklin Jefferson Washington.”


16 posted on 05/16/2012 12:32:34 PM PDT by twister881
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To: dfwgator
He’s going to discover that the Two Americas are Pitchers and Catchers.

Obama is going to make sure that Edwards can marry his cellmate.

17 posted on 05/16/2012 12:56:20 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: NEMDF
maybe he too can be a John Travolta look-alike:


18 posted on 05/16/2012 1:08:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: oxcart; All

I could be wrong, but I think Edwards is going to beat the rap.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 1:08:42 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: jrg

What’s a merkin?


20 posted on 05/16/2012 1:10:27 PM PDT by Eva
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To: mkjessup

I think that he might beat the rap, too. From what I have read, the money was solicited and donated in a way that didn’t explicitly say how it was to be used.

If he gets any sentence, it will be in a low security facility. Democrats don’t want this issue making much news right now.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 1:13:36 PM PDT by Eva
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To: YourAdHere

“With this decision and Obamacare about to be thrown out, June should be a great month.”

...what’s your source for the Obamacare info?


22 posted on 05/16/2012 1:27:38 PM PDT by albie
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To: Eva

Pubic hair toupee.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 1:28:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Eww, I’m sorry I asked.

Does Edwards really wear a toupee, though?


24 posted on 05/16/2012 1:34:07 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

We’ll find out soon enough with a prison mug shot. ;-)


25 posted on 05/16/2012 1:36:24 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: oxcart

The wages of sin


26 posted on 05/16/2012 2:00:34 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SandRat

I’ll bet he doesn’t spend a day in prison.


27 posted on 05/16/2012 2:02:49 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Eva
What's a merkin?

Merkin (first use 1617)[1] is a pubic wig. Merkins were originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia, and are now used as decorative items, erotic devices, or in films, by both men and women.

28 posted on 05/16/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by jrg
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To: jrg

I learn something new on FreeRepublic every day.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 2:14:10 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Eww, I’m sorry I asked.

Does Edwards really wear a toupee, though?


30 posted on 05/16/2012 2:16:43 PM PDT by Eva
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To: oxcart

Whether its jail time or not The Silky Pony will not ride on the political landscape ever again. Bimbo Rielle is the clear winner here. Lets hope he mans up to his children and does them some good the rest of his days.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 2:34:03 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Consider the gene pool of the poor b@stard child:

Father: scumbag tort lawyer / politician
Mother: celebrity chasing new age whackjob

pray for her


32 posted on 05/16/2012 2:35:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Vinnie

Where is the trial? Millions of jurors would sympathize with Edwards, may have voted for him for v.p. Tarheels will be particularly moved to acquit.


33 posted on 05/16/2012 4:04:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Theodore R.

The trial is in Greensboro, N.C.

Normally I would say sympathetic crowd but he is not thought of very highly after his shenanigans.

Wouldn’t surprise me if they find him guilty but he gets some minor sentence, ie. a fine, community service, etc.
I will be surprised if he actually sets foot in a prison.


34 posted on 05/17/2012 2:54:00 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: forgotten man

I’m sending him a bar of soap and some advice... Don’t drop the bar of soap and keep your mouth shut.


35 posted on 05/17/2012 4:05:42 PM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
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