Edwards Trial Will Begin In April

Former Senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards will be returning to the court in April, as a new date has been set for his campaign finance trial.

Edwards, who is being accused of misusing campaign donations, had his trial placed on hold as he was being evaluated for a heart condition.  However, a judge has now ruled him healthy enough to stand trial.

Charges against Edwards were filed accusing him of using donations to pay for expenses related to an affair with Rielle Hunter, who worked on the campaign, and for a child born as a result of the affair.

Edwards was married to Elizabeth Edwards at the time of the affair.  Since then, Elizabeth has tragically died after a long fight with cancer.

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Jane Barton
Jane Barton3 years ago

Nope, our EXPECTATIONS are that they LEAD, not screw on the taxpayers dime. They never "solve" any problems anyway, they just suck off the public trough and tell us LIES. All the American people want and WOMEN WANT is RESPECT!!!! Does anybody know what that
IS any more?

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons3 years ago

We expect the politicians to solve all our problems and have none of our shortcomings and then are suprised to find out that they are just as human as we are.

Barbara Benway
Past Member 3 years ago

Such a thoughtful and gentle response, Susan. Thank you for sharing your ideas; I absolutely agree - with the exception of the donated funds it isn't our business. Thanks for reminding me that we are all subject to mistakes. I am grateful that mine aren't played out in the public arena.

Past Member
Past Member 3 years ago

Edwards started his 2008 campaign with an appearance in New Orleans. Maybe that was just an empty gesture, but it was more than I noticed any of the other candidates doing (including Saint Barack).

Jane Barton
Jane Barton3 years ago

VICTIM of SEXUAL TEMPTATION?????? REALLY???? So it was the blonde's FAULT????
Come oooooon!!!! Elizabeth ALREADY knew about it when he paraded her on stage and PRETENDED to be standing by her. Anybody who CAN'T RESIST "TEMPTATION" CAN'T

Susan V.
Susan V.3 years ago

Well, Elizabeth knew him since they were very young and she saw something great in him, so I can't see how he could be the monster some in this group are making him out to be. I am disappointed that he was not upfront about the relationship, however, maybe he didn't want to hurt his dying wife anymore than he already was. People don't choose to fall in love, and they don't choose with whom they fall in love. Everyone has weaknesses.

It also concerns me that his message WAS on target. He did genuinely seem to want to help the circumstances of the poor. But it also seems that he was too easily tempted. Nevertheless, if he indeed was headed toward reigning in corporate power, then he'd have been targeted by some very powerful forces, not excluding using the woman to get to him.

I do want to know if he used campaign funds to hush it up and otherwise inappropriately, but I have read the funds came from friends. If he used campaign funds inappropriately, then he's committed a crime. If he fell victim to sexual temptation, then he's human, and it's no one's business except those directly involved.

He and everyone deserves a trial before being convicted.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton3 years ago

Politicians get the PUBLIC TRUST by LYING AND CHEATING! I wouldn't care if they lied and cheated if they would just TELL THE TRUTH in the FIRST PLACE. TELL everybody that they have WANDERING WEINERS and they are going to STEAL TAXPAYERS' MONEY! Just DON'T LIE ABOUT IT!

Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J.3 years ago

I still cannot condemn this man. No one really knows the whole truth do they?

Jane Barton
Jane Barton3 years ago

John Edwards is a smiley face lying, cheating POLITICIAN and his public BEHAVIOR is a SLAP IN THE FACE TO EVERY WOMAN IN AMERICA!!! He USED Elizabeth for a BREEDER and when she got SICK he went out and BANGED A YOUNG BLONDE!!!! He didn't even WEAR A CONDOM!!!!! HE KNOCKED HER UP!!!! WHAT KIND OF A MAN DOES THIS???????

Barbara Benway
Past Member 3 years ago

Jane B. You are spot on: paramour is French. Being a nation of immigrants isn't it great the way our language reflects our diversity?