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04/19/2007


Rielle Hunter Explains Herself on 'The View': VIDEO

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Not a mistress. Not a believer in infidelity. No longer with John Edwards.

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John Edwards Reacts To Not Guilty Verdict, Mistrials On 5 Other Counts: VIDEO

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A North Carolina jury found john Edwards not guilty on one count of campaign finance fraud today and a mistrial was declared for the other five charges, all of which stemmed from accusations that Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign knowingly took illegal contributions to hide a pregnant mistress from his terminally wife.

The jury originally told the judge they were hung on the 5 counts, but she ordered them back into deliberations, leading to the 5 mistrials. Edwards, a former senator and White House hopeful, expressed both relief and shame during his post-verdict remarks.

"While I do not believe that I did anything illegal, or even thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong," he said. "There is no one else responsible for my sins."

"I am responsible. And if I want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins … it is me and me alone."

After thanking daughter Cate for her ongoing support and declaring his love for all of his children and his parents, Edwards told the gathered reporters, "I don't think God's through with me. I really believe he thinks there are still some good things I can do."

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Photo: John Edwards Mugshot

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Seems awfully cheery and glamorous for a mugshot.

(cnn via igor volsky)


John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

Former NC Senator and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted for campaign finance violations this morning by a federal grand jury.

TPM adds that Edward was indicted on six counts: 

The 19-page indictment charges Edwards on six counts -- one count of conspiracy to violate federal campaign finance laws and to make false statements to the Federal Election Commission; four counts of accepting and receiving illegal campaign contributions from two donors and one count of concealing those illegal donations from the FEC.

ABC 11 reports: Edwards

The charges come after a two-year investigation into whether Edwards used hundreds of thousands of dollars from political backers to cover up his extra-marital affair with Rielle Hunter. The issue has been whether Edwards should have reported the money as campaign contributions.

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Edwards attorney Gregory Craig said in a statement last month that prosecutors have never found that campaign funds were misused and the government's theory in the case is without precedent and "wrong on the facts and wrong on the law."

Still unresolved is also a civil lawsuit filed by Hunter against Andrew Young and his wife over the ownership of a video purportedly showing Hunter and Edwards having sex.

Hunter wants the tape back, but the Youngs claim they own it because they say it was abandoned at a home Hunter shared with them. The case is working its way through the courts.

ABC News has posted a slideshow of images of Rielle Hunter and John Edwards during her life in seclusion.

Flashback...
John Edwards Admits Fathering Child with Mistress Rielle Hunter [tr]


Elizabeth Edward Dies at 61 After Cancer Battle

Ee Elizabeth Edwards, a mother to four who very publicly faced the infidelity of her senator husband in the last years of her life, and a vocal ally of gay rights, died at 61 this morning after a battle with cancer.

"Her family confirmed the death, saying Mrs. Edwards was surrounded by relatives when she died. A family friend said Mr. Edwards was present. On Monday, two family friends said that Mrs. Edwards’s cancer had spread to her liver and that doctors had advised against further medical treatment."

RIP.

Watch Chris Matthews discuss Edwards' life on Hardball, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Keith Olbermann, Bullying, Jim Swilley, Gavin Newsom

 road Some bigots still think that anti-bullying teachings are part of an agenda by the LGBT community.

Keith  road Keith Olbermann emerges from seclusion via Twitter: "Greetings From Exile! A quick, overwhelmed, stunned THANK YOU for support that feels like a global hug & obviously left me tweetless XO."

 road Pastor Jim Swilley's son, the lead vocalist of the Black Lips, talks about his dad's coming out: "When he called to tell me that he’s gay I was in Berlin on tour. It was definitely shocking, but I was actually glad when he told me. I feel closer to him now because he’s being honest with himself and everyone around him. It took him a long time to do it, and I honestly think he’s hoping to live his whole life and never come out and do it, but now that he has I think he’s a lot happier."

 road Chicago's Unabridged Bookstore still going strong after 30 years in business.

 road Teaser poster for the new Star Trek sequel hits the Web.

 road Massive worldwide debt: "Next year, fifteen major developed-country governments, including the U.S., Japan, the U.K., Spain and Greece, will have to raise some $10.2 trillion to repay maturing bonds and finance their budget deficits, according to estimates from the International Monetary Fund. That’s up 7% from this year, and equals 27% of their combined annual economic output."

Gavin  road Now that he's been elected Lieutenant Governor of California, the Washington Post ponders the political future of Gavin Newsom.

 road What's wrong with this picture?

 road Megamind pulls in $47 million at the box office this weekend.

 road According to some reports, Irish Senator and LGBT advocate David Norris "has said that not only has he planned out his own funeral, he's also started recording his own eulogy, to be played as his coffin is buried into the ground."

 road The National Enquirer, the publication that broke the John Edwards love child story, is now accussing Rielle Hunter of being a starf*cker.

 road Nick Lachey's been hitting the gym pretty regularly these days.


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