Will John Edwards Be Charged?

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Both Jim and Joel mentioned this earlier: Former Senator, Vice Presidential Candidate, and Presidential Candidate  John Edwards (D-NC) has been under investigation for violating election laws by trying to cover up his affair.

I’ll be honest here…I voted for Kerry and Edwards.  But over the past few years, I have lost a lot of respect for John Edwards.  He cheated on his wife who had cancer, lied about it and attempted to cover it up.  Now, after a two year investigation, it appears as if he’ll be charged with violating election law.

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 making arrangements to record the sworn testimony of a key witness for possible use in a future trial, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Federal prosecutors are trying to prove Edwards had a hand in the payment of more than $1 million provided by two key supporters…money used, according to numerous sources, to keep Hunter quiet and out of sight. Prosecutors are examining whether the money spent on Hunter should have been treated and reported as campaign contributions, since  keeping her way from the press was crucial to Edwards remaining a viable candidate.

It will be interesting to see what happens.  But I’m not rooting for him to get out of this one.

John Edwards investigation: Charges near? | TODAY People


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