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Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony'
Daily Mail ^ | 8th June 2011 | John Stevens

Posted on 06/08/2011 6:39:05 PM PDT by tlb

In a final act of revenge, Elizabeth Edwards secretly recorded a testimony in her dying days that helped prosecutors indict husband John last week, it was claimed today.

John Edwards is due to stand trial on charges that could lead to a 30-year jail sentence after he pleaded not guilty on Friday to using $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child.

The estranged wife of the former presidential candidate is alleged to have filmed a damning testimony that was central to the prosecution’s case for charges.

Friends said the cancer victim, who died in December, wanted to ‘haunt’ her estranged husband and his mistress Rielle Hunter, with whom he fathered a child and made a sex tape

Bruce Baron, an expert on federal law, said: ‘The value of a potential dying declaration, or tape, containing the testimony of Elizabeth Edwards, is devastating to any case or defence that Edwards would have.

‘On the secret video, Elizabeth spells out everything she knew about John’s affair with Rielle and how he managed to cover it up for so long,’ a source told the Enquirer.

‘She also spills all of John’s lies – many of which could be what sends him up the river.’

‘Elizabeth wanted to haunt John and Rielle – literally from her grave – and she has,’ the source told the Enquirer.

‘She hated them with a vengeance. This was a woman who took her final breath in the same bed where John once had sex with his mistress.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: deathbed; edwards; revenge; video
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To: rbg81

“There is no Hate like the Hate that Love hath turned/ and Hell hath no Fury like that of a woman Scorned’’.


101 posted on 06/08/2011 7:37:48 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: tlb


102 posted on 06/08/2011 7:38:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Grizzled Bear

“Despite this, she was still better looking than Reille.”

A horse’s skull is better looking than Reille. But she can retire now, eh?


103 posted on 06/08/2011 7:39:02 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (')
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
Mom was a screaming self centered woman who wanted so much to be FLOTUS that she covered up for her husband. She died with hatred and revenge twisting her soul.

LOL, go away.

You don't have power on FR to make such a statement.

104 posted on 06/08/2011 7:39:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Elizabeth didn't want to die and leave her little kids with her philandering dirtbag husband. I can't blame her for being bitter.

105 posted on 06/08/2011 7:39:50 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Psalm 144
I heard the aide who was willing to be the initial patsy describe these personalities and their inner circle. It sounded like trying to reach into a basket of scorpions to take out the nice one.

Absolutely. And there's a book about inside the presidential campaigns that paints an awful picture of who the Edwards were.

106 posted on 06/08/2011 7:40:55 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Steely Tom

Elizabeth Edwards...

107 posted on 06/08/2011 7:43:12 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: tlb

Edwards/Weiner ‘12


108 posted on 06/08/2011 7:43:52 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DJ MacWoW

I don’t have the power to MAKE the statement??? Gosh you don’t have the power to tell me I don’t have the power. Dad will go to jail. God will deal with Mom. And people like you will continue to want to pick and chose who shall be held accountable for their actions, and the choices will be based on emotion. If he broke the law, he needs to be held accountable.


109 posted on 06/08/2011 7:46:34 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: tlb

I disagree with the posters on this thread who disparaged EE because she recorded this video describing what her (then) husband did that was illegal. What was she supposed to do, remain alive long enough to testify? I’m sure she wished that she could.

I don’t think it is evidence that she was vindictive or hateful to record this video. She merely had no other way to be around to testify so she had to preserve her testimony this way.

She could have totally forgiven him prior to filming the video, but wanted justice to be served. It didn’t have to be about revenge.


110 posted on 06/08/2011 7:47:04 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Yup. She was an e-ticket, all right.


111 posted on 06/08/2011 7:47:26 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: lurk

The guys in jail will go for his girly looks and girly ways.


112 posted on 06/08/2011 7:48:14 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Oh bunk.

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.

With her husband, she could be intensely affectionate or brutally dismissive. At times subtly, at times blatantly, she was forever letting John know that she regarded him as her intellectual inferior. She called her spouse a “hick” in front of other people and derided his parents as rednecks. One time, when a friend asked if John had read a certain book, Elizabeth burst out laughing. “Oh, he doesn’t read books,” she said. “I’m the one who reads books.”

There's more. A LOT more.

113 posted on 06/08/2011 7:49:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Steely Tom
As Johnny Carson would say.... I couldn't find what I wanted to find (stuffing the turkey), but here's Carson with Bob Hope, Dean Martin, and George Gobel.
114 posted on 06/08/2011 7:49:22 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Prayers for missing Marizela Perez. Prayers for her safe return.)
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To: patriot08
The guys in jail will go for his girly looks and girly ways.

I don't think he goes to jail. I think he smokes the tailpipe first.

115 posted on 06/08/2011 7:49:43 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

A wife may testify against her husband. A wife can’t be compelled to testify against her husband. Vast difference between the two.


116 posted on 06/08/2011 7:50:21 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I don’t have the power to MAKE the statement???

Nope. You cannot tell another poster to go away. Live with it.

117 posted on 06/08/2011 7:50:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: mriguy67

“Can you imagine Edwards in prison? lol I dont see him lifting weights or getting tats, he will be many dudes bitch lol”

Lawyers actually do OK in prison, to the extent prison can be OK. Simple reason: everyone in there wants out, and they need a lawyer. Post-conviction relief efforts and appeals are the lawyers’ “Stay Safe in Jail” card. Even the inmates who have nothing to lose, and have exhausted all appeals, will be kept in line by the prisoners who still want the appeals written on their behalf.

Check out “Will”, by G. Gordon Liddy. Interesting read, and reveals how the farce called a prison system works in practice.


118 posted on 06/08/2011 7:50:42 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (')
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To: tlb

Not defending Edwards, but how is this admissible? Given her motive to seek revenge against Edwards, I’d think that a video deposition where the defense does not have the opportunity to cross examine would be thrown out in short order. Depositions of the written and electronic sort are sometimes allowed, but not usually under these circumstances.


119 posted on 06/08/2011 7:51:55 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: Minn

John Edwards with his younger children at funeral...

120 posted on 06/08/2011 7:54:02 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: DJ MacWoW

I believe the FReeper to whom you responded just did. What do you propose to do about it, lol?


121 posted on 06/08/2011 7:54:18 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Steely Tom; Larry Lucido

She can’t be FORCED to was my understanding as a guard house lawyer.....

Let’s ask Larry. He knows everything.


122 posted on 06/08/2011 7:54:28 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: DJ MacWoW
With her husband, she could be intensely affectionate or brutally dismissive.

It probably depended on how much of a dirtbag he was at any given moment.

123 posted on 06/08/2011 7:56:40 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: tlb

When Elizabeth died, her friends basically said, one of her best virtues was you “always knew where you stood with her - she didn’t say things she didn’t mean”.

They also said she was a terrific lawyer. “You always knew where you stand with her” pretty much translates to, “She’s got a wicked mouth, and has no problem giving people hell.”

Her husband destroyed their marriage, but he was still the father of her kids and they were married 30 years. So she records a testimony that will probably put him in jail.

IMHO, E. was probably not a very nice person. And she was going to get him. I don’t know about other people, but if I was on my deathbed the last thing on my mind would be about making others suffer, even if well deserved.

I would have so many other things to be concerned with.


124 posted on 06/08/2011 7:59:22 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Steely Tom

Not true. One spouse cannot be compelled to testify against another. But if they choose to, they certainly may.


125 posted on 06/08/2011 8:02:18 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Ignore them.


126 posted on 06/08/2011 8:03:19 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: I still care
“You always knew where you stand with her”

That's Carolina-speak for "she was an opinionated, nasty witch but I associated with her anyway." You'll still hear it used most often in reference to the late Jesse Helms, spoken by people who weren't exactly fans but voted for him anyway because the Democrat was worse.

127 posted on 06/08/2011 8:04:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Steely Tom
Ancient Chinese saying: When you go out looking for revenge remember to dig two graves.

But I've never been very impressed by the Chinese. ;^)

128 posted on 06/08/2011 8:04:52 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Ah. A more passive approach. Very refreshing.


129 posted on 06/08/2011 8:05:15 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Melas

It will be objected to on those sorts of grounds: “The prejudicial nature of the evidence outweighs its probative value, blah blah blah...”

Ultimately it will be in the judge’s discretion to allow or exclude. In a normal case it would be excluded more often than not. Hard to say what will happen.


130 posted on 06/08/2011 8:05:26 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (')
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To: Ditter

I have had personal experience with an unfaithful wife who was also the mother of my children. The realization of what was happening was totally shocking and surprising to me and caused considerable pain including divorce and fracture of our family. For me, my personal life did eventually straighten out and good times did return. The ex wife has never shown any remorse for what happened.
In light of all of the above, I could not then or now ever do anything similar to what Mrs. Edwards did even if the opportunity presented itself. I’m happy to accept that God is in charge of everything.


131 posted on 06/08/2011 8:05:26 PM PDT by Sam Clements
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Is that why she also abused staff? Read that excerpt again. Then there's this:

The health-care call attained wide infamy in the Edwards camp. The people around them marveled at Elizabeth’s callousness—this from a woman whose family had multiple houses and a net worth in the tens of millions. Yet no one called her out on her behavior, least of all her husband. His default reflex was to mollify her—or avoid her. No one doubted that, as her condition improved, the increase in John’s travel had a lot to do with steering clear of his wife. What they didn’t know was that the road would soon hold other enticements, too.

132 posted on 06/08/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Subtracted 2000 from 2011 and came up with 21 somehow.


133 posted on 06/08/2011 8:05:52 PM PDT by Minn
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To: Leto
A woman who decided to get in the last word.

Imagine that!

134 posted on 06/08/2011 8:06:31 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Minn

I can relate! :-)


135 posted on 06/08/2011 8:07:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: khnyny

Bull. His children are not going to miss any meals because daddy is in prison.

Prison is where he belongs - or our laws mean nothing.


136 posted on 06/08/2011 8:11:30 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: tlb

There’s no doubt that Elizabeth Edwards was wronged by her husband, but she participated in his evil screwing of others for years and happily reaped the financial benefits from it. She only cared when the weasel she was married to turned weasel on her. Also, I can’t think that going out with that much vengeance in your heart can be good for the soul. Seems like there’s a time to let things go and on your deathbed would be a good time. Still, if she’s an evil ghost now, I hope she haunts the both of them. I don’t know if an author could come up with a sleazier, more flawed couple than the Edwards and the complete ditz and promiscuous mistress Hunter.


137 posted on 06/08/2011 8:11:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: tlb
Full title Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony to help nail John' Revenge is a dish best served cold. Or even room temperature.

What do you expect - Hillary was her best friend and advisor. And John was the one who broke ground against Her Heinous in the debates, to challenge her coronation, starting her downfall.

Hillary advised Elizabeth what to do, and now Hillary is doing her damndest to get it used against John.

It's like watching insects fight. Which one do you root for?

138 posted on 06/08/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: the Real fifi

Wow.........karma is indeed a bitch. Lol


139 posted on 06/08/2011 8:12:16 PM PDT by jneesy (Under Reagan we had Johnny Cash and Bob Hope under Obama we have niether cash nor hope)
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To: rbg81
He deserves it for what he did to her at such a horrible time in her life. Cheating on your wife and kids is bad enough but cheating on your wife while she's dying from terminal cancer is unforgivable. He should have been by her side instead of standing behind her sticking a knife in her back.
140 posted on 06/08/2011 8:15:25 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: RegulatorCountry

‘That’s Carolina-speak for “she was an opinionated, nasty witch but I associated with her anyway.”’

I love the traditional South.

It is a place where “Good day to you, sir” if delivered sharply means the same as “F**k you” in a Blue State.


141 posted on 06/08/2011 8:16:25 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (')
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To: Pollster1

‘The sad thing about Edwards was that no one felt any loyalty to him at all. Even his dying wife wanted to get him more than she wanted to preserve her energy and live longer’.————

Stunning you would post that. No loyalty to him??? For over a year the media wouldn’t even report it (and longer because some knew). Until pictures came out in a rag magazine. No Democrats would comment...
And it says she recorded it on her DEATH bed....and yet you claim her laying in a death bed speaking somehow used up energy that would have let her live longer.
LUDICROUS.


142 posted on 06/08/2011 8:16:33 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Psalm 144

... and a well-timed and delivered “bless your heart” can be the most devastating thing you could possibly say, or a sincere statement of sympathy, depending upon the context.


143 posted on 06/08/2011 8:19:41 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: allmendream

“Prison is where he belongs - or our laws mean nothing.”

News flash: our laws mean nothing. Ask any experienced lawyer, if you can find an honest one. They are around, but not abundant.


144 posted on 06/08/2011 8:20:59 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (')
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To: RegulatorCountry

Oh, my. Yes. My cheeks are burning even now with the recollection of a couple of those course corrections.


145 posted on 06/08/2011 8:22:43 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (')
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To: RowdyFFC

She reveals herself to have breast cancer the day after the election? This is a deceptive woman. They said she didn’t know until the day after the election. But that meant she had a problem and didn’t reveal/take care of it because it could get in the way of becoming FLOTUS.

I just don’t think much of this woman. Then again, who really knows someones heart? But her actions speak rather loudly.


146 posted on 06/08/2011 8:24:30 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: mriguy67

He will have a lot of time to comb his hair.


147 posted on 06/08/2011 8:28:21 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Psalm 144

“We always knew where we stood with ‘Lizbeth, bless her heart.”


148 posted on 06/08/2011 8:30:42 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Grizzled Bear

“She was an angry, bitter, liberal woman even before the affair and cancer.”

Being married to a vain sleaze like John Edwards probably made her angry and bitter.


149 posted on 06/08/2011 8:31:40 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Psalm 144; mriguy67
>> “Can you imagine Edwards in prison?
>> lol I dont see him lifting weights or getting tats,
>> he will be many dudes bitch lol”

>> >> Lawyers actually do OK in prison,


Yeah... but most lawyers don't wear that much hairspray!

I would not bet money against 'ol John having a few "Andy Dufresne" moments. Oh-oh!


Try not to
think about it
too much, John.

150 posted on 06/08/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT by Mike-o-Matic
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