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May 11, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Prosecutors rested their case against John Edwards on Thursday after calling to the witness stand some of his closest friends and advisers, many of whom gave dramatic, often unflattering testimony about the former presidential candidate whose once-promising political career collapsed amid a sex scandal. Edwards is accused of being the mastermind behind a plan to use secret payments from two wealthy campaign donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.
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May 10, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards testified Wednesday that his wife angrily confronted a key donor about his support for the presidential candidate's pregnant mistress in 2007 at a hotel in Iowa. Jennifer Palmieri also said she eventually distanced herself from the former candidate after he acknowledged the affair in an August 2008 television interview because he hadn't been truthful about the baby he had with his mistress. The former aide later began crying while discussing her friendship with Elizabeth Edwards from the stand at Edwards' corruption trial.
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May 9, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A former speechwriter for John Edwards testified Tuesday that the onetime presidential candidate acknowledged knowing that a wealthy donor was secretly supporting his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Wendy Button testified at Edwards' corruption trial that she helped him in the summer of 2009 to draft a public statement admitting he had repeatedly lied about fathering a baby girl with his mistress, Rielle Hunter. Button said Edwards told her that he knew his campaign-finance chairman, Fred Baron, had been financially supporting Hunter and the baby.
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May 8, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Shortly before his 2011 indictment on corruption charges, John Edwards called the elderly heiress whose money helped hide his pregnant mistress and asked for $3 million more, a witness testified Monday at the trial of the former presidential candidate. Librarian Tony L. Willis testified his boss, 101-year-old Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, sought his help in drafting a letter to the politician. Willis said Mellon told him she received a call from Edwards last year seeking $3 million to help him launch the next phase of his life.
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May 4, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Another former close aide to John Edwards testified Thursday about bungled efforts to keep the former presidential candidate's affair hidden from staff members, including an awkward encounter when she showed up at a hotel weeks after her work filming Edwards had ended. For months in 2006, John Davis said that staff members had been concerned that the woman hired as a videographer was becoming too close to Edwards. For example, while other staff members called him "Sen.
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May 4, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A former adviser to John Edwards recounted Wednesday how the former presidential candidate's now-deceased wife indignantly confronted her husband, baring her chest in front of staff members the day after a tabloid reported that he was cheating on her. During a session that saw Edwards' 30-year-old daughter flee the courtroom in tears, Christina Reynolds described how a very upset Elizabeth Edwards stormed away from her husband,...
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May 3, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The wife of a former aide to John Edwards rebuffed questions Tuesday on whether she had any incentive to lie to hurt the former presidential candidate. "Sir, I'm here to tell the truth about my experiences, about my life," Cheri Young said in response to one of Edwards' defense lawyers. "It was a lie when we accepted paternity for your client, and that is why we are here today. " Her husband, Andrew Young, was among Edwards' closest aides in 2007, when the couple became embroiled in a yearlong effort to cover up the former U.S. senator's extramarital affair and the pregnancy that resulted from it. Both Youngs have testified at Edwards' campaign-finance corruption trial that the candidate asked Andrew Young to issue a statement falsely claiming paternity of the child Edwards fathered with his mistress, Rielle Hunter.
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May 1, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The wife of a former aide to John Edwards broke down on the witness stand Monday as she recounted how the candidate had asked the couple to hide an affair he was having and justified using wealthy donors' money to do it. Testifying at Edwards' campaign corruption trial, Cheri Young said she had huddled around a phone in her Chapel Hill, N.C., home in December 2007 with her husband, Andrew Young, and Edwards' pregnant mistress, Rielle...
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April 29, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Opposing lawyers in the John Edwards trial wrangled with a judge over whether to admit into evidence a sex tape of the former presidential candidate and allegations of an affair involving an ex-aide who ended a week on the witness stand Friday. Edwards is accused of directing a conspiracy to use about $1 million in campaign donors' payments to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. He denies knowing about the money and has pleaded not guilty.
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April 27, 2012 | By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' former aide acknowledged Thursday that much of nearly $1 million in campaign supporters' cash went to build his North Carolina dream house, not to buy the silence of the presidential candidate's pregnant mistress. Andrew Young testified for a fourth straight day at Edwards' campaign finance fraud trial, peppered with questions from Edwards attorney Abbe Lowell about the money from two donors that flowed into personal accounts controlled by Young and his wife.
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