Obama staffer testifies at John Edwards trail


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Submitted: Wed, 05/09/2012 - 8:07pm
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MICHAEL BIESECKER
Associated Press

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards has testified that his wife angrily confronted a key donor about his support for the presidential candidate’s pregnant mistress.

Jennifer Palmieri was called to the stand Wednesday by prosecutors at Edwards’ corruption trial. She said the candidate had called her to a Davenport, Iowa, hotel room in October 2007 where Elizabeth Edwards confronted campaign finance chairman Fred Baron and his wife about the couple’s financial help to Rielle Hunter.

In addition to being a longtime communications advisor, Palmieri had become close friends with Elizabeth Edwards. The candidate hoped her presence could help deescalate the situation. Palmieri is now the deputy communications director for President Barack Obama.

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5/9/2012 2:04:00 PM (GMT -4:00)

1 Comment

  • SurfCityTom says:

    honorable thing? Take the plea bargain and spare his children and parents the remainder of the testimony to come?

    I forgot:

    He’s a blood sucking attorney

    He’s a former politician who learned nothing from Gary Rice’s fall from Presidential aspirations through arrogance

    Hee apparently thinks cuteness covers slime

    Will be interesting to see if he takes the stand and testifies under cross examination.

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