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Breaking News:John Edwards found not guilty on one of six counts
ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 31 May 2012 | ABC

Posted on 05/31/2012 1:37:01 PM PDT by edpc

Edwards not guilty on one count, mistrial on 5 other counts. Just headline for now on Yahoo. Pending video conference at link.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edwards; hunter; notbreakingnews; politics; silkypony; sleazeysob

1 posted on 05/31/2012 1:37:07 PM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc

He’s the cleanest Democrat out there then.


2 posted on 05/31/2012 1:39:17 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: edpc

A bit more information here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57444734/after-reaching-verdict-on-only-1-count-judge-sends-john-edwards-jury-back-for-deliberations/


3 posted on 05/31/2012 1:40:42 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie; edpc

A lot more information here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index

This thread is the 5th or 6th so far on Silky Pony.

I’m sure more “Breaking News” threads will be arriving shortly as FReepers are rushing to get this into the Breaking News sidebar also.


4 posted on 05/31/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: edpc

now that all is said and done, I would STILL rather have had this doofus instead of Obama

I think he is just a stupid liberal of the Kennedy type (JFK, not Tedddy the swimmer)

and could have reached across the aisle a bit our way

I could be wrong, please dont call me bad names if you disagree- I will cry


5 posted on 05/31/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: edpc

Being despicable is not a crime.


6 posted on 05/31/2012 1:45:47 PM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: edpc

Edwards - 2012


7 posted on 05/31/2012 1:47:25 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: edpc

The campaign finance law is so vague the jury could not make sense of it or find what specific part of the law was broken.
They should save the taxpayers money and not retry this one.
Instead they nerd to fix campaign finance laws by making all contributions illegal.


8 posted on 05/31/2012 1:49:40 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: vicar7

I agree. Wasn’t his alleged crime using campaign funds to hush up slutty stuff? I am not comfortable with the Gov telling people what to do with campaign money. I wasn’t happy that Cain quit for whatever reason, and my $100 down the drain, but I believe: LET THE BUYER BEWARE.


9 posted on 05/31/2012 1:52:13 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: edpc

Which is it? Two other threads said it was guilty on one count and either hung jury or jury sent back on the other five.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 1:53:32 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: edpc

“First, kill all the lawyers”.

I think that was William Shakespeare.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: edpc

Which is it? Two other threads said it was guilty on one count and either hung jury or jury sent back on the other five.


12 posted on 05/31/2012 1:53:52 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: edpc

I expect he’ll get his own CNN show soon.


13 posted on 05/31/2012 1:56:21 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: edpc

Drudge line said “mistrial”, and I say so that’s the way he’s going to get out of this, i.e., declare mistrial and decide it’s too costly and not worth the effort to retry. The system’s corrupted or ‘rats lead charmed lives.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 1:59:21 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: Mr. K
I think [Edwards] is just a stupid liberal of the Kennedy type (JFK, not Tedddy the swimmer)

More like a Jimmy Carter with good hair. Doctrinaire liberal with a severe competence deficiency.

Probably a heavy does of well-disguised Marxism, too. Y'know who was Edwards campaign manager in 2004?

David Axelrod.

15 posted on 05/31/2012 1:59:46 PM PDT by okie01
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To: edpc

They have to fix those campaign finance laws.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: edpc

Wasn’t he guilty on ONE PART an hour ago?


17 posted on 05/31/2012 2:01:13 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: bkepley

Nah it has to be MSNBC. MSNBC has Al Sharpton who has blood on his fans from the Tawny Brawley fake rape case and inciting antisemitism against a Jewish owned store in Harlem and Steve Rattner who paid a fine, one of those not admitting guilt pleas, for bribery.


18 posted on 05/31/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: edpc

It pays to have friends in high places. Even if they’re corrupt also.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 2:04:21 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: edpc

The dems will be dancin’ in the streets!


20 posted on 05/31/2012 2:04:39 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: okie01
Y'know who was Edwards campaign manager in 2004? David Axelrod.

Be great if he could be tied up to some of this crap.

21 posted on 05/31/2012 2:26:49 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: jobim

I could not agree more with everything you said in your response.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: edpc

The Fox Legal reporterettes somewhat predicted this a few days ago. Not this exact outcome, but they basically said Edwards is one of the most brilliant lawyers of the generation, and he could be guilty as sin of anything, but he probably could twist out of most anything.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 2:45:15 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: edpc

I don’t care about that, I want to know if he got a date with the alternate juror he’s been flirting with.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 2:53:01 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: edpc

25 posted on 05/31/2012 3:27:13 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

"...if that's his mom on his left...I wouldn't let her make me a peanut butter sandwich"

26 posted on 05/31/2012 3:29:14 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: All

Now the question is did he use campaign funds to pay his attorneys? I wouldn’t be surprised.


27 posted on 05/31/2012 4:18:55 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Better, make all contributions legal but open.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 4:24:17 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Doogle

I wouldn’t hold his parents to any account. They are victims, as well, including his adult daughter, of his lying, conniving, jiving, consniving (is that a word?)...suffice to say, all his family members-those that have stuck with him, beginning to end - are all victims of this lying, creep of a human being.


29 posted on 05/31/2012 4:49:47 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: edpc

So, is the million dollars then a personal gift, if not a campaign contribution?

Anyone notify the IRS?


30 posted on 05/31/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: GoldenPup
Be great if he could be tied up to some of this crap.

UYnfortunately, that's not possible. Axelrod was 2004, the trial deals with 2008 -- when Axelrod wasn't involved.

31 posted on 05/31/2012 4:59:16 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Mean Maryjean
Absolutely agree. My oldest who carries my name lies, cheats, steals and is unfaithful to every woman in his life. You have to watch your wife, daughter and grandmother around this pig of a human being. His four siblings and mother cannot stand him either. Was a fun kid until about 14. Made the choices and needs to pay for them.
32 posted on 05/31/2012 7:20:17 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: All

It’s sad... that the trial will be over BEFORE the elections.


33 posted on 05/31/2012 8:45:20 PM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: liberty or death

As one our FREEPER FRiends said yesterday, “A parent should NOT be accountable for their adult children” and I tend to agree 100 percent.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 2:56:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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