Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NBC reports charges may be near for Edwards

NBC News is reporting this morning that charges may be near in the marathon federal investigation of former Democratic U.S. Sen. John Edwards.

Prosecutors are believed to have been looking into whether Edwards, a former vice presidential candidate, violated campaign laws in covering up his affair with Rielle Hunter, a former campaign videographer who now lives in Charlotte.

The federal grand jury in Raleigh that's heard evidence in the case isn't scheduled to meet again until March. But NBC reported the 2-year-old investigation is at "a decisive point."


"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," the network said. "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.

"'It would be surprising now if he wasn't indicted,' said Stephen Saltsburg, a former federal prosecutor and George Washington University law professor. 'If John Edwards was aware that the money was being paid to hide his mistress .... and it was done to help his campaign, then he's in trouble'."


Edwards attorney, Wade Smith of Raleigh, told NBC that he doesn't believe "there is evidence that John violated any election laws."

Prosecutors reportedly plan to record the testimony of 100-year-old Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. Former Edwards aide Andrew Young -- who once claimed paternity of Edwards' child with Hunter -- has written that the wealthy Mellon gave $700,000 that was used for Hunter's living expenses. He called it "Bunny money."

28 comments:

CLT licka said...

I hope they get him!!! I would love to see this douche bag behind bars. What is it with NC politicions not being able to stay clean. This might be Bev next in a few years.

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Anonymous said...

Near?
... and in other news, NBC will finally announce that former Senator Edwards is aledged to have been in an affair.. ;.

kantstanzya said...

Read the book by Andrew Young for something scarey. This clown came VERY close to being Vice President and even the Presidential nominee.

But hey...we did have Bill Clinton as president didn't we? At least the Breck Girl's sexcual relations were all consensual. At least 4 women have claimed Clinton forced himself on them.

The wives were similar as well. Both of them chose to live in denial so they could around power. Elizabeth didn't turn on "Two Americas" until she saw his political career was toast.

Anonymous said...

I get a little sick of the "Saint" Elizabeth schtick when it comes to this scum's ex-wife. She was as much of a political hack opportunist as he was.

Anonymous said...

Based on his campaign rhetoric, Johnny Reid Edwards, he must have been an "Honest John" and now he is being accused of all this negative stuff. Surely 'Honest John" could not have done all that! First all he spent every available moment in the last several years running for the White House. i think he forgot he was a so called senator because he was gone all the time and missed many bills important to NC, the Country, and the World. Poor guy, he may have to spend millions defending himself against all these charges.

Anonymous said...

once again mr. penis gets them in trouble . bwaaaahhhh

Anonymous said...

It looks like Mr. Edwards was a Wiley Hunter of wild animals after all...

Anonymous said...

No more than he deserves. Once a cheat, always a cheat.

Larry said...

So is help on the way?

www.CharlotteIn2012.org

Anonymous said...

I'M UPSET, THEY CAN GO AFTER JOHN EDWARDS FOR BEING CORRUPT BUT THE FEDERAL LAW CANNOT SEE THE JUSTICE AND TRY OTHERS IN FEDERAL COURT AND GIVE THEM YEARS, THOUSANDS OF CASES TRIED , WITH A FEDERAL MIDDLE DISTRICT ATTOURNEY OUT OF GREENSBORO, DAVID P FOLMAR JR,WHO WAS HIRED BY ANNA MILLS WAGONER US ATOURNEY GENERAL , HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A VALID LAWERS LISENCE AND HADN'T HAD ONE SINCE 2003 OUT OF FLORDIA, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE DAVID P FOLMAR JR WAS PAID EXCELLENT MONEY, THAT SOME LAWERS WOULD DREAM OF HAVEING THAT TITLE, GOT UP IN COURT EVERYDAY AND HELP SENTANCE PEOPLE TO PRISON ,HE WAS JUST AS CORRUPT AS ALL THE PEOPLE HE TRIED, NO ONE HAS DONE ANYTHING TO HIM , HE DIDN'T EVEN GET HIS HAND SLAPPED, WHY THOUSANDS OF CASES HE PROSICUITED WAS DONE ELLEGAL AND ALL THESE PEOPLE SIT IN PRISON , I ASK WHY HASEN;T HE BEEN CHARGED WITH FRAUD , AND IN A FEW YEARS HE CAN BE A LAWER AGAIN, A LIE IS A LIE, AND FRAUD IS FRAUD, WHY HASEN'T HE BEEN CHARGED,NO DIFFERENCE,ALL THE ONES HE TRIED AND SLAPPED UPSIDE THE HEAD ARE PULLING FEDERAL TIME , HE IS JUST AS CORRUPT AS THEY ARE AND HIS HEAD NEEDS SLAPPING TOO , I PRAY SOME DAY JUSTICE WILL B DONE , AND HE GETS PUNISHED FOR BEING CORRUPT TOO, HE STOOD UP EVERY DAY AND LIED HOPEING HE WOULDN'T GET CAUGHT AND PROBABLY WOULD NEVER HAVE IF IT WEREN'T FOR HIM GETTING A DUI IN KERRNESVILLE IN 2008, I CANT EVEN BELIEVE OUR GOVERMENT DIDN'T CHECK HIS CREDINTAILS OR DO A BACK GROUND CHECK , THEY SAID HE LIED BECAUSED HE WAS DEPRESSED OVER FAMILY MATTERS, WELL IM DEPRESSED TOO, I GOT A LOVE ONE SITTING IN PRISON, THAT WAS PROSICUITED UNDER THIS FRAUD, A LIE IS A LIE NO MATTER WHO TELLING IT,THE GOVERMENT COULDN'T BELIEVE MY SON BUT CAN BELIEVE HIM, MY SON DIDN'T COMMIT FRAUD EVERYDAY 2003-2008 LIKE MR FOLMAR DID, WHERE IS THE JUSTICE!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

funny they still havent noted this on the Rawleigh News Observer, but its on MSN...lol..

Anonymous said...

THE WHOLE DAM GOV IS CROOKED, THEY ALL LIE WHENEVER IT IS NEEDED

Anonymous said...

To think -- so many people in NC thought Edwards would be a good President.

We are lucky, really lucky.

Anonymous said...

Close only counts in horsehoes and target practice.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for his young children. They are the innocent victims here.

Cadi said...

2 Years investigating?? How much money have they spent on this? What a waste! Not enough money in the world to investigate all the politicians who do this sleazy stuff. Feel blessed the scumbag didn't become president. We have a real man who truly loves and cherishes his family in that office for a change.

Áine said...

Hmmm... and this is a legal matter while war criminals walk around free, writing their phony memoirs, getting paid big bucks for speaking, etc. This country's priorities are completely bass ackwards. Hopefully, other countries' legal systems may just have to clean up US political corruption in their courts instead.

Anonymous said...

may-be he will have nothing , one of these days 2, he should go on and hand it over, and get a real job, may-be at walmart's maybe, or the chicken plant, then they will than have a buzzard in the chicken coop

Anonymous said...

PLEASE!! Strom Thurmond, John Ensign, David Vitter, Larry Craig, Chris Lee and many, many others, 'nuff said.

Anonymous said...

Forget the busybody talk show trash.
So much for the great wonderful liberal Obama encouraged Egyptian Muslim revolution and military takeover.

CBS Reporter Laura Logan Brutally Raped And Beaten In Egypt ... (CBSNews) On Friday, Feb. 11, the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped ...

www.politicalforum.com/current-events/172562-cbs-reporter-laura-logan-brutally-raped...Egyptian rapist/ Laura Logan


www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/15/lara-logan-suffered-bruta_n_823677.html?ir=Divorce=...

cbs reporter laura logan gangraped and beaten by throng of revolutionary egyptian males ...

Anonymous said...

UK report:

So now that the beautiful democratic obama praised revolution has taken over and ousted the US ally gas is rising faster thru the roof and its OK for muslim scum to rape and beat western females.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1357394/CBS-correspondent-Lara-Logan-brutally-assaulted-Egypt.html

Anonymous said...

Oboma a bautiful man? GetREAL!
Are U blind and deaf?????
UG and UGH VOMIT

Anonymous said...

Oboma a bautiful man? GetREAL!
Are U blind and deaf?????
UG and UGH VOMIT

Anonymous said...

Someone was using sarcasm you idiot.

Anonymous said...

Lib media scum saying Logan is wanting back on the job while recovering at home with internal injuries of having 20-30 of Obamas muslim male good Marx revolutionists in Egypt rape her? What a joke. Mubaraks military saved her life.


Problems as bad with US military rapes.
1/3rd of Women in US Military Raped | NEWS JUNKIE POST
This problem is not confined to the US military either. This abuse ... That’s not 30% of PTSD patients claiming rape. That’s 30% of female veterans of the military saying they ...

newsjunkiepost.com/2010/01/26/13rd-of-wome

Anonymous said...

You notice how old this report is, and it still appears on the web version of the Observer. "Near" must be a long time coming.

Anonymous said...

still nothing done about david p folmar jr and all the cases he tried , he need to b prosicuted too, fraud is fraud and a lie is a lie ,un less u sugarcoat it , our gov sucks , even after he was found guilty of not haveing a lawers lisence 2003-2008 , all the people sitting in prison illegally tried by him ,