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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) – Attorneys for John Edwards are indicating their case is winding down, but they are not yet saying whether they will call the former presidential candidate or his mistress to testify.

Defense attorneys said they would make a decision later Tuesday on whether to call Edwards and Rielle Hunter. It was not clear when they would make that decision public.

Testimony ended Tuesday for the day with the trial still focusing on financial records.

Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use about $1 million from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he ran for the White House in 2008. Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six counts of campaign finance violations. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

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12 Comments on "Edwards, mistress could still be called to testify"

2015 years 9 months ago

yet to testify is his daughter. She’s been there every day; heard the sordid details; heard of her deceased Mother’s reactions; and faces the realization her Father had denied all despite the overwhelming testimony. Finally, he conceded the child was his.

What next? One of his elderly parents has cardiac arrest due to the trauma?

Why not do the honorable thing, at last, and plead guilty?

But then, once a weasel; always a weasel.

2015 years 9 months ago

You want a 1)Lawyer 2)Politician 3)Democrat to do the honorable thing?

2015 years 9 months ago

Speaking of weasels: Nixon, Bush1, Bush2, Cheney, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig. Why didn’t any of these people plead guilty.

Guest Huber Hanes
2015 years 9 months ago

Its a real pity that our society has to cope with lying politicians like: Ex-Pres. Bill Clinton, now, D-N.C. John Edwards, ect. Barak Obama’s time is drawing nearer each day, Former House Speaker Tom DeLay(R)-Texas, Ex. (D-N.C.) Gov. Mike Easley -now- the lists are endless. For these people — its not a sin to tell a lie or half-truth — but only to get caught in telling a lie is when they are held accountable. A Sworn Oath of Office to these people is: irrevellant.
John Edwards is as guilty as: “The cat that ate the canary ” He knows it,and so do the people from North Carolina, ect. Rod Blagyovich (Ex.Gov. of Illinois) got 14 yrs. hard time to serve & joins the state’s former Governor who is still in prison.
Lets hurry up and put these Criminal away for a long time and get them out of public circulation — once and for all. We Can Elect Better for North Carolina – and will this year.

2015 years 9 months ago

I think you left out quite a few infamous liars that are also politicians. Nixon lied about Watergate, Reagan lied but he couldn’t remember what about, Daddy Bush lied about Iran-Conta and “Read my lips, no new taxes”, Clinton is obvious, Bush Lite about WMD, Obama about where he was born(ha, ha). For Tom; Mark Sanford was the SC Gov. that went “Hiking on the appalachain trail” down in South America. John Edwards is a liar and a low-life POS.
My point is, neither political party has cornered the market on lying and if you expect anything else out of a politician I would like to sell you the Isabel Holmes Bridge.

2015 years 9 months ago

Nixon, the Bushes, Cheney, and Sanford were never charged with any crimes. What were they supposed to plead to, and where were they supposed to do it?

Larry Craig did plead guilty.

Thanks for a totally idiotic post. The simple fact that you would try to deflect criticism of Edwards’ character speaks volumes about yours.

Grand Ole Party
2015 years 9 months ago

You seem to have missed a few, R.C. Soles….well really the list is 2 long to bother with. However the above mentioned people were never charged with a crime, thus it is a bit difficult to plead to anything.

2015 years 9 months ago

What was former President Nixon charged with? He resigned the Presidency when he realized his credibility was gone and his ability to lead was ended. But he was never charged with a crime.

What were either of the former President Bushes charged with? They were never charged with a crime. But you like some others would blame one of the Bushes for anything and everything if it detracted attention from that White House occupant.

You lost me on the last two. Neither name is familiar to me.

But let’s stick to facts. Edawrds was charged with multiple crimes. He has put his family through all of this public testimony; his parents are of an age where they could easily suffer a health issue in court. He declined a plea bargain that would have kept him out of jail. He knew no jury would find him innocent. And now the trial is not going his way.

2015 years 9 months ago

once a weasel; always a weasel.

2015 years 9 months ago

Has anybody ever considered that the money Edwards used might have actually been a gift and NOT campaign funds? He destroyed his life and now everybody is kicking him while he is down without giving him the benefit of the doubt. I am quite sure that many men and women who are persecuting him have had affairs of their own and were not caught. That’s life.

Guest CommonTater
2015 years 9 months ago

the benefit of the doubt… he deserves jail time where he can be passed around like a cheap handbag. ;)

2015 years 9 months ago

clouding the facts?

None of those you named were charged with a crime. Not the Bushes; not Sanford; not Reagan.

Focus on facts. The facts are that Edwards was charged with multiple criminal acts. None of those you name were.

It’s really pretty simple to understand.


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