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John Edwards suicidal over possible jail time, magazine claims
WBTV (NC) ^ | Apr 06, 2011

Posted on 04/18/2011 7:02:38 PM PDT by presidio9

A newspaper claims former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards would reportedly kill himself before he is forced to go to jail.

Edwards is under investigation for improperly using campaign funds to cover up an affair he had with a woman in which a child was conceived while he was still married to the late Elizabeth Edwards.

A grand jury has been meeting near Raleigh, and recently, a key witness in the case was re-interviewed.

According to The Daily Mail, the National Enquirer has written that Edwards told a friend, 'I won't go to jail. I'd kill myself first!'

The statement was reportedly made after Edwards' legal team informed him in early March that there was a strong chance that he could be indicted.

According to the National Enquirer, Edwards has lost nearly 20 pounds in the past year and his friends believe he has been "escaping reality" with alcohol.

"I think John is suicidal," a friend of Edwards reportedly told the Enquirer. "He knows that if he's indicted, prosecutors will try to get him to serve jail time and make an example of him."

The Enquirer says Edwards is also concerned about what will happen to his children if he winds up in jail.

"John isn't hiding the fact that he's terrified of going to prison," a source told the Enquirer. "But he's also extremely distraught about what will happen to his children."

Former campaign aide, Andrew Young, wrote in his tell-all book that 100-year-old heiress Bunny Mellon gave Edwards a gift in the amount of $700,000. Young claims that money helped fund the cover-up of Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter, who at the time, was pregnant with Edwards' out-of-wedlock child.

Andrew Young also told WRAL TV in a previous interview that Fred Baron, a wealthy attorney in Texas, financed flights and paid rent on a California home for Hunter.

"I heard one of the jets used for Rielle to fly around the country was $55,000 to $60,000," said Young.

Young went on to say the house in which Baron rented for Hunter cost $20,000 a month. Baron died from cancer in 2008, but his widow testified in front of the Grand Jury in Raleigh earlier this year.

Investigators have also interviewed Mellon twice, and some of her family members have also testified before the Grand Jury. Young says Mellon never knew what her donation was used for.

Mellon's donation and the alleged cover-up of Edwards' affair with Hunter are the focus of the Grand Jury's investigation which could result in an indictment against Edwards.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; criminalnarcissism; johnedwards; schadenfreudehof; silkypony
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To: presidio9

What’s taking so long? I thought this grand jury was wrapped up over a month ago.


51 posted on 04/18/2011 7:52:08 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: garjog

Had the worst happened (a Kerry-Edwards victory), this wanker would’ve been “a heartbeat away.”


52 posted on 04/18/2011 7:52:25 PM PDT by Ax (Barak Hussein Obama is of Questionable Provenance.)
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To: null and void

$100,000 fine for you!!


53 posted on 04/18/2011 7:52:58 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: DLfromthedesert

Meme?


54 posted on 04/18/2011 7:55:51 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 816 of our national holiday from reality. - That 3 AM phone call? Voicemail...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You’d think jail would be like Disneyland to the Breck girl. Didn’t Martha Stewart learn all about tongue & groove cabinetry and such in prison?

Unfortunately for the pretty little Breck girl, in prison, he will learn all about tongue & groove, but nothing at all about cabinetry.

55 posted on 04/18/2011 8:00:25 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Obama is chanelling Charlie Sheen. Libya makes 2 1/2 Wars.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Y did so many people vote for him? Stuff like that doesn’t seem to matter to those nitwits.


56 posted on 04/18/2011 8:08:33 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: presidio9

As a northern who lived in Dixie for six years, the whole “I’m gonna kill myself” among distressed males surprised me. I couldn’t believe my ears. And I learned not to believe the complaint, too, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s a hyperbolic whine.


57 posted on 04/18/2011 8:09:04 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: presidio9


58 posted on 04/18/2011 8:09:08 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DLfromthedesert

“So he’s not worried about what would happen to his children?” The kids would be better off being raised by their sister, Cate.


59 posted on 04/18/2011 8:13:18 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Sarah's in the HOUSE!)
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To: Palladin

Bunny Mellon was a loaded socialite in the Kennedy world.
Pony Girl tricked her into believing that her generous contributions would be used to get him elected.
What doofuses: both of them. They deserved each other.

Who is the hero here? Andrew Young: never liked him but I do now.


60 posted on 04/18/2011 8:16:32 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Sarah's in the HOUSE!)
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To: B4Ranch
Always wondered what happen to A thru G preps?

Maybe it's best we don't...

61 posted on 04/18/2011 8:16:42 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: chooseascreennamepat

62 posted on 04/18/2011 8:17:40 PM PDT by presidio9 ("Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask rather what you can do for your country." -Cicero)
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To: Georgia Girl 2


"a real purty mouth"
63 posted on 04/18/2011 8:17:54 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: McLynnan
Anybody know if Rielle is still his eternal soul mate?

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I now know what my wise uncle meant when he warned me, "No woman is worth it."

64 posted on 04/18/2011 8:21:26 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: randog

this pix of her looks a LOT like Camelia (UK)


65 posted on 04/18/2011 8:23:47 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Sure does...separated twins? Old world/new world relatives?


66 posted on 04/18/2011 8:36:05 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: presidio9

Oh, please.......he’ll be the martha stewart of his cell block........in some elitist camp masquerading as a prison.


67 posted on 04/18/2011 8:42:41 PM PDT by tioga ( Proud Proofer)
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To: null and void

68 posted on 04/18/2011 8:44:22 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Thrownatbirth

“Time to act like a Kennedy.”

That’s not fair. Ted hasn’t had a single drink during the last 18 months...


69 posted on 04/18/2011 8:46:34 PM PDT by DrC
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To: Talisker; GregNH; Fantasywriter; warsaw44; ColdOne; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; ...
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See # 47 for an interesting comment about Hillary and John Edwards. Would Arkancide really happen to John?

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70 posted on 04/18/2011 8:58:16 PM PDT by LucyT ("Radical islam is real islam. "Moderate" islam is its trojan horse." - Travis McGee)
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To: presidio9

“According to The Daily Mail, the National Enquirer has written that Edwards told a friend, ‘I won’t go to jail. I’d kill myself first!’”

Sounds like euthanasia, a key Democratic position. So why should anyone have a problem with it here?


71 posted on 04/18/2011 9:03:49 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: McLynnan

She comes from a family of insurance fraud horse killers. She can show Silky Pony how to shove wires up his nose and hit the switch.


72 posted on 04/18/2011 9:16:20 PM PDT by Leisler (11% GDP of borrowing this year alone, gives 2% GDP boost! Woohoo!)
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To: presidio9

No problem, does he need some rope, ammo, are a razor blade are a knife. Do not have any pills but do have a some cattle drugs.


73 posted on 04/18/2011 9:21:23 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: presidio9

He’s too pretty even for rich-boy jail and he knows it.

< snicker >


74 posted on 04/18/2011 9:31:11 PM PDT by Bullish (IT ALWAYS ENDS UP WITH HEADS ON PIKES)
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To: presidio9

HILLSBOROUGH — A coalition of media companies is pushing for an April 29 date to unseal court documents related to John Edwards’ role in the Rielle Hunter lawsuit against Andrew and Cheri Young.

Superior Court Judge Carl Fox set the hearing date. He will hear the motion to open the court records and modify protective orders in Wake County, where he is currently holding court.

A number of media companies including local, state and national newspaper and television stations filed a motion on March 16. They are asking that the court unseal the motion to compel discovery from Edwards, and modify protective orders designed to keep the public and the media from seeing documents or depositions filed in the civil case in which Edwards will be called as a witness.

http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/edwards-42745-public-motion.html


75 posted on 04/18/2011 9:42:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: presidio9

The motion also states that the protective order barred dissemination of Edwards’ deposition, but it shouldn’t.

“The public interest in Senator Edwards’ deposition and the other depositions in this case is significant, while the privacy interests of Senator Edwards and the parties — who voluntarily participated in events of significant public importance and widely and openly discussed all of the events underlying this litigation — are negligible,” the motion states.


76 posted on 04/18/2011 9:43:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: randog

WOOF-WOOF!


77 posted on 04/18/2011 9:46:17 PM PDT by Palladin (Trump Card: Obama's birth certificate.)
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To: llandres

Like the hoards of PUBS who do not dare to investigate the eligibility matter.


78 posted on 04/18/2011 9:49:36 PM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: Swede Girl

Sadly Elizabeth KNEW about the affair and STILL foisted him on the US public. They are BOTH FRAUDS.


79 posted on 04/19/2011 3:58:31 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Maybe he’ll channel Elizabeth for the sympathy vote again. They were a despicable couple, just like the Clintons are a despicable couple.


80 posted on 04/19/2011 4:00:30 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: presidio9

Everything is about him. How about him thinking about his children for a change? He’s got three with Elizabeth and one with Rielle.


81 posted on 04/19/2011 5:57:34 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: samtheman
-- The suicide talk is an attempt to persuade the judge in advance. --

And the prosecutor, and the grand jury. Edwards is a manipulative scumbag. Perfect for the presidency, a step up from the current empty-suit occupant.

82 posted on 04/19/2011 6:01:06 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: presidio9

Just more proof what a weak character he has.


83 posted on 04/19/2011 7:25:22 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: presidio9
Just think what a fine dem president John would have made. snort*
84 posted on 04/19/2011 7:30:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: presidio9

Edwards certainly was not thinking about his ‘children’ when he was playing hide the weenie with Hunter, was he?

Time in jail isn’t enough for this piece of pond scum, IMO.


85 posted on 04/19/2011 10:08:15 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: presidio9

Awwww, poor baby, not !!!


86 posted on 04/19/2011 11:21:00 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: LucyT

great link, #47


87 posted on 04/19/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT by bitt ( ..Congress - either investigate Obama ...or yourselves, for complicity)
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