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John Edwards Prosecution to Hit Finale Without Rielle Hunter

John Edwards Prosecution to Hit Finale Without Rielle Hunter

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The finale in the prosecution of John Edwards on Thursday may feature Leo Hindery, a political backer who witnessed Edwards’ desperate attempt to salvage a top level job from Barack Obama even after Edwar…

Prosecution Will Not Call On Rielle Hunter in John Edwards Trial

Prosecution Will Not Call On Rielle Hunter in John Edwards Trial

Sketch by Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Rielle Hunter will not testify as a witness for the prosecution during the John Edwards trial.  Though much of the trial hinges on Edwards’ relationship with his mistress Rielle Hunter, the prosecut…

John Edwards Prosecutors Face Decision Time on Whether to Call Mistress

John Edwards Prosecutors Face Decision Time on Whether to Call Mistress

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The prosecution of John Edwards is near the end of its case, raising questions by observers as to whether they have succeeded in tying Edwards’ mistress cover up to campaign funds, and whether his mistres…

Witness: John Edwards Confessed to Mistress Money Cover-Up

Witness: John Edwards Confessed to Mistress Money Cover-Up

Sketch by Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Just before John Edwards went public about fathering his mistress’ daughter, he confessed to his speechwriter that he was aware that a wealthy donor had supported the woman and his baby girl.Wendy Button…

John Edwards Trial: Will Mistress Rielle Hunter Testify?

John Edwards Trial: Will Mistress Rielle Hunter Testify?

Steve Exum/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — Prosecutors in North Carolina are looking to wrap up their case against John Edwards by the end of the week, but it remains unclear whether they will take the potentially risky move of calling the former pre…

John Edwards Told Pal $50M Would Be ‘Chip Shot’ for Elderly Heiress

John Edwards Told Pal $50M Would Be ‘Chip Shot’ for Elderly Heiress

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards intended to create a $50 million foundation for himself after losing his 2008 bid for the presidency and told a friend it would be a “chip shot” for elderly heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon to f…

John Edwards Trial: Witness Says Money Earmarked to Hide Mistress Was ‘For His Benefit’

John Edwards Trial: Witness Says Money Earmarked to Hide Mistress Was ‘For His Benefit’

Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The government wrapped up the second week of its case-in-chief with something of a bombshell/cliffhanger combination for jurors to ponder over the weekend, when a witness revealed that John Edwards had a…

John Edwards’ Main Source of Hush Money Was 101-Year-Old Woman

John Edwards’ Main Source of Hush Money Was 101-Year-Old Woman

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The key person funding John Edwards’ campaign and possibly a cover up involving his mistress was a 101-year-old philanthropist who had swooned over the Democratic presidential contender in 2007. Rachel “B…

John Edwards Denied Affair But Balked at Signing Affidavit

John Edwards Denied Affair But Balked at Signing Affidavit

Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards’ presidential campaign staff staunchly denied a National Enquirer report that he had a pregnant mistress, but when they drew up an affidavit so Edwards could put his denial in writing, the candidate r…

John Edwards Mistress Wanted to Say She Was ‘Abducted By Aliens’

John Edwards Mistress Wanted to Say She Was ‘Abducted By Aliens’

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — When the National Enquirer broke a story that presidential candidate John Edwards was having an affair, Edwards’ campaign was worried by mistress Rielle Hunter’s initial reluctance to issue a denial. Inst…

John Edwards’ Wife Tore Off Her Shirt and Collapsed Over His Affair

John Edwards’ Wife Tore Off Her Shirt and Collapsed Over His Affair

AmericanPress.org(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards put his head in his hands and his daughter Cate left the courtroom in tears Wednesday as a former aide testified about how Edwards’ wife became distraught when she found out that he was still having a…

John Edwards Trial to Hear From Staffer He Fired Over Mistress

John Edwards Trial to Hear From Staffer He Fired Over Mistress

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The trial of John Edwards is expected to hear Wednesday from a former campaign aide who was fired after a yelling match about Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter. Josh Brumberger is expected to be sworn in as…

John Edwards’ Lawyer Suggests Witness Wants to ‘Get’ Him

John Edwards’ Lawyer Suggests Witness Wants to ‘Get’ Him

SKETCH BY CHRISTINE CORNELL(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — A lawyer for John Edwards bluntly asked a key witness Tuesday who gave damaging testimony against the former presidential candidate, “You are interested in getting John Edwards, right?”It was one of a se…

John Edwards Sex Tape Testimony Will Be Allowed, Court Rules

John Edwards Sex Tape Testimony Will Be Allowed, Court Rules

Sketch by Christine Cornell(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The sex tape made by John Edwards and his mistress Rielle Hunter may yet play a significant role in Edwards’ trial as the judge cleared the way Monday for testimony surrounding the steamy video that was …

John Edwards Told Cheri Young the Mistress Money Was Legal

John Edwards Told Cheri Young the Mistress Money Was Legal

Sara D. Davis/Getty Image(GREENSBORO, S.C.) — The wife of John Edwards’ former aide testified Monday that she was “disgusted” by Edwards’ financial scheme to hide his pregnant mistress, but agreed to help after Edwards personally assured her that it w…

John Edwards Judge Won’t Block Sex Tape Testimony

John Edwards Judge Won’t Block Sex Tape Testimony

Steve Exum/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — The judge in the John Edwards trial Friday rejected a bid by Edwards’ former mistress to sharply restrict what the court and the public can hear about a sex tape the couple made together.The tape shows Riell…

John Edwards’ Defense Says Key Witness Double Dipped on Expenses

John Edwards’ Defense Says Key Witness Double Dipped on Expenses

Steve Exum/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards’ defense team battered the credibility of a key prosecution witness on Thursday, getting Andrew Young to admit that he double dipped on hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of expenses while h…

John Edwards Says ‘Sun Is Out’ After Ex-Aide Described as Liar

John Edwards Says ‘Sun Is Out’ After Ex-Aide Described as Liar

Steve Exum/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards was clearly delighted Wednesday when his defense team ripped into the prosecution’s main witness, portraying Andrew Young as a liar who tried to use Edwards’ scandal to “make a lot of money.””Oh…

Hiding John Edward’s Mistress Was a Job

Hiding John Edward’s Mistress Was a Job

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards’ former aide testified today that even after Edwards lost the presidential nomination, he was told that hiding Edwards’ mistress was still “the most important job on the campaign” because Edw…

John Edwards’ Ex-Aide Says Secret Checks Were for ‘Furniture’

John Edwards’ Ex-Aide Says Secret Checks Were for ‘Furniture’

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(GREENSBORO, N.C.) — John Edwards’ former aide testified Tuesday that he and his wife were “scared to death” as they accepted checks as large as $150,000 marked as payment for furniture when the money was really meant to help…

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