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  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>

    06/02/2011 8:53:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 2, 2011 | ALEXANDER HITCHEN & RICK EGUSQUIZA
    Desperate to stay out of jail, bad boy politi­cian JOHN EDWARDS begged his mistress and mother of his love child Rielle Hunter to cover up for him, but she flatly refused, sources say. In a bombshell exclusive hitting newsstands, The ENQUIRER reports a stunning new development in the ongoing Edwards saga, which has resulted in Rielle dumping him in his darkest hour.In a web exclusive preview, we can report that a close source said, “Rielle snapped at him, ‘I can’t help you! My only concern is raising our daughter.’ “John felt as if she’d stabbed him in the back.”That behind-the-scenes...
  • Edwards' reputation probably beyond repair

    06/02/2011 5:33:45 PM PDT · by NCjim · 28 replies
    WRAL ^ | June 2, 2011
    RALEIGH, N.C. A federal indictment is looming for former presidential candidate John Edwards, who is still sitting on $2.8 million in his campaign fund from 2008. Whether he could use that money to fight potential criminal charges depends on the Federal Elections Commission, which makes recommendations on a case-by-case basis. ... Edwards will have little recourse to rehabilitate his image and renew his legal career if confronted with charges involving the money used to cover up his extramarital affair. A plea to a felony charge involving campaign finances could strip him of his law license, ending any hope he...
  • Edwards, feds arguing if money was donated or gift

    05/31/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2011 | NEDRA PICKLER and MIKE BAKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former presidential candidate John Edwards and federal prosecutors are arguing over whether funds used to cover up his extramarital affair were campaign contributions or just gifts from his longtime friends.
  • John Edwards: A jerk, not a felon (Barf Alert)

    05/28/2011 9:26:23 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27 2011 | Ruth Marcus
    As far as Im concerned, John Edwards is pond scum. Last I checked, thats not a crime.
  • John Edwards could have been president

    05/26/2011 7:46:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/26/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Politico reports that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh is getting ready to indict John Edwards on felony campaign finance charges. This might be a good time to remember that -- after all the bellyaching about John McCain picking the dangerous Sarah Palin to be a heart-beat from the presidency in 2008 -- that John Forbes Kerry did likewise with Edwards in 2004.
  • John Edwardes rolls the dice

    05/26/2011 7:04:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | May 26, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards appears ready to gamble on a high-stakes confrontation in federal court in a case that will pit his ravaged reputation and self-admittedly abominable behavior against a government case Edwards camp sees as relying on unreliable witnesses and hazy law. Two sources familiar with the case confirmed to POLITICO Tuesday that the U.S. Attorney in Raleigh has signaled that he is on the brink of indicting Edwards on felony campaign finance charges linked to his cover-up of the affair that destroyed his marriage and his political career. Justice Department officials declined to comment on the...
  • Lawyer: Edwards in a 'Whole Heap of Trouble'

    05/25/2011 10:33:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    AP/YouTube ^ | May 25 2011 | AP Video
    Federal prosecutors have completed a wide-ranging investigation into John Edwards' political dealings and could indict the two-time presidential candidate within days, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
  • AP source: Edwards could be indicted within days

    05/25/2011 10:16:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2011 | MIKE BAKER and GARY D. ROBERTSON
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have completed a wide-ranging investigation into John Edwards' political dealings and could indict the two-time presidential candidate within days, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Edwards could still strike a plea deal to avoid an indictment, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the case's sensitivity.
  • Sources: Edwards investigation close to wrapping up

    05/25/2011 4:06:32 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5/25/2011 | Kelcey Carlson
    Raleigh, N.C. The investigation into former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' affair and campaign finances is coming to a conclusion. Sources told WRAL News on Tuesday that a major development would occur in the next two weeks. It could be an indictment or perhaps a plea deal. Sources said it's unlikely that prosecutors would walk away from the case. The investigation appears to have zeroed in on money from a 100-year-old campaign supporter and attempts to hide Edwards' affair with a campaign staffer. Former Edwards aide Andrew Young wrote in his tell-all book, "The Politician," that heiress Rachel "Bunny"...
  • US Green-Lights Prosecution for of John Edwards for Alleged Campaign Law Violations

    05/24/2011 9:33:09 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 24, 2011 | James Hill
    The United States Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws while he tried to cover up an extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned. A source close to the case said Edwards is aware that the government intends to seek an indictment and that the former senator from North Carolina is now considering his limited options. He could accept a plea bargain with prosecutors or face a potentially costly trial. Edwards has been the focus of a lengthy federal investigation focusing on hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly provided...
  • You idiot! John Edwards rages at mistress Rielle Hunter for not destroying sex tape

    05/18/2011 10:10:09 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 18, 2011 | NA
    Furious John Edwards has allegedly vented his anger at mistress Rielle Hunter over the steamy sex video they made during his White House run. In an amazing outburst, the shamed politician reportedly exploded after a judge ruled portions of his testimony under oath would be made public. An insider said: 'John took his anger and frustrations out on Rielle. 'He screamed at Rielle, calling her an idiot for not destroying the tape, and yelling that she made a fool of him for talking him into making it,' a source told the National Enquirer. 'Rielle was in tears, and tried to...
  • John Edwards -- 'Boozing,' 'Suicidal' & Totally Getting My Sympathy

    04/21/2011 2:46:44 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 82 replies
    CafeMom ^ | April 7, 2011 | Sheri Reed
    Considering the source, we do have to take this news with a gigantic grain of salt, but the National Enquirer (via the Daily Mail) is reporting that scandal-maker John Edwards is really down and out. Sadly, it's not really so hard to believe though. I mean, he'd have to be completely dead inside not to be depressed about the state of his life right now -- even if he did create a good number of his woes. I really want to be mad at the guy. To say he deserves everything he gets. But I just can't. And I hope...
  • John Edwards suicidal over possible jail time, magazine claims

    04/18/2011 7:02:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies
    WBTV (NC) ^ | Apr 06, 2011
    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...
  • 'I'd kill myself first!' John Edwards 'suicidal' over facing jail, claim pals

    04/06/2011 10:27:44 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 165 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/6/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Disgraced politician John Edwards is said to be deeply depressed - to the point of being suicidal - over the prospect of a criminal trial that could end with him being jailed if found guilty. The 57-year-old former Presidential candidate reportedly told a close friend: 'I won't go to jail. I'd kill myself first!' He has lost 20lb in the last year and is a 'broken spirit,' reports the National Enquirer. According to the Enquirer, a close source said: 'I think John is suicidal. He knows that if he's indicted, prosecutors will try to get him to serve jail time...
  • John Edwards investigation: Charges near?

    02/15/2011 7:06:18 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 19 replies ^ | February 15, 2011 | Lisa Myers and Michael Austin
    A two-year grand jury investigation of John Edwards has reached a decisive point. Prosecutors believe they have a strong case, but have not yet gotten a green light from the Justice Department to charge the former presidential candidate, NBC News has learned. The issue: did Edwards violate election laws by trying to cover up his affair with a campaign videographer, Rielle Hunter. Sources close to the investigation say Justice Department attorneys are now conducting a final review of evidence, and an indictment could come within days or weeks. In what could be an ominous development for Edwards, prosecutors already are...
  • Grand jury probes what Edwards knew about spending

    01/17/2011 12:27:08 PM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    A federal criminal investigation targeting John Edwards is examining how much the two-time presidential candidate knew about money used to cover up his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock child and whether he had other practices that pushed the bounds of campaign finance laws, people involved in the case have told The Associated Press.
  • John Edwards proposed to mistress Rielle Hunter -- just weeks after wife Elizabeth dies: report

    01/07/2011 9:24:04 AM PST · by presidio9 · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, January 7th 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    John Edwards has asked his mistress and baby mama, Rielle Hunter, to marry him -- just weeks after burying his wife, who lost a courageous battle to breast cancer, the National Enquirer reported on Thursday. Over the holidays, the disgraced ex-presidential candidate introduced his three children, Cate, 28, Emma Claire, 12, and Jack, 10, to the blonde campaign videographer. And to top it off, Hunter, 46, told Edwards' kids to "Call me Mommy," a source told the tabloid. While the National Enquirer first broke the story of the affair between the disgraced ex-presidential candidate and Hunter, they've gotten the bit...
  • Reports: John Edwards engaged to Rielle Hunter

    01/06/2011 5:16:19 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Reports: John Edwards engaged to Rielle Hunter By: Jennifer Epstein January 6, 2011 06:18 PM EST Former presidential candidate John Edwards is engaged to longtime mistress Rielle Hunter, according to a report. The Jan. 17 issue of the National Enquirers says that the ex-North Carolina senator asked the mother of his lovechild to marry him only three weeks after burying his wife, Elizabeth, who died from cancer. The couple is said to be tying the knot some time this summer. A copy of Elizabeth Edwards last will and testament made public on Wednesday left all her possessions to their three...
  • John Edwards Has Proposed to Rielle Hunter, National Enquirer Says

    01/06/2011 4:03:52 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    AOL News ^ | January 6, 2011 | Christopher Weber
    John Edwards has proposed to his mistress Rielle Hunter, The National Enquirer reported Thursday. A source told the tabloid that the disgraced former senator asked Hunter to marry him shortly after issuing a statement last year admitting that he was the father of her daughter, Frances Quinn. Edwards, a one-time presidential candidate, "is buying a luxury $3.5 million beachfront home where they can live happily ever after with their love child," the Enquirer said. The couple will wed this summer, according to the tabloid. It was the Enquirer that first broke the story of the affair between Edwards and Hunter,...