Ex-aide testifies about call from Edwards' distraught mistress
Former Senator John Edwards and his daughter Cate Edwards Upham leave the US Federal Courthouse after the first day of jury selection on April 12, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
April 24th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Ex-aide testifies about call from Edwards' distraught mistress

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) - A former aide to John Edwards testified Tuesday that the then-presidential candidate made a disparaging comment about his mistress after she called to say she was pregnant.

"She was crying, she was distraught and she needed to speak with Mr. Edwards immediately," Andrew Young told jurors about his conversation with Rielle Hunter. "I said, 'Somebody better be pregnant or dying. She said, 'nobody's dying,'" Young recounted.

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April 23rd, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Prosecution: John Edwards 'made a choice to break the law'

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) – John Edwards "made a choice to break the law" by accepting illegal campaign contributions to hide his pregnant mistress from the public as he campaigned in 2007 to be the Democratic presidential nominee, prosecutors said Monday in the opening day of the former U.S. senator's criminal trial.

"This affair was a gamble with exceedingly high stakes," prosecutor David Harbach said in his opening statement, referring to the affair between Edwards and mistress Rielle Hunter. "If the affair went public it would have destroyed any chance to become president and he knew it.

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April 22nd, 2012
05:49 PM ET
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With trial, Edwards enters next chapter of political soap opera

(CNN) – On any given day in the fall of 2007, John Edwards could be heard preaching his populist prose to Iowa voters who eagerly packed into lumber barns, VFW halls and Culver restaurants across the state.

His message was less about the two Americas of his 2004 campaign - the haves and the have-nots - and more about fighting for the middle class and ending poverty in America.

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Jury selection to begin John Edwards' trial
April 12th, 2012
07:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Jury selection to begin John Edwards' trial

(CNN) – Jury selection begins in a Greensboro, North Carolina, federal courtroom Thursday in the trial of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

Edwards is charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts related to the money dealings of his failed 2008 campaign.

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John Edwards' ex-mistress expected to be prosecution witness in his trial
March 15th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

John Edwards' ex-mistress expected to be prosecution witness in his trial

(CNN) - The former mistress of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is expected to be a prosecution witness in his federal criminal trial next month, a federal judge said in court Thursday.

At issue in the approaching North Carolina trial is whether money given to support Edward's mistress, Rielle Hunter, by the then-candidate's benefactors should have been considered donations toward his presidential campaign.

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John Edwards' sex tape to be destroyed after settlement reached
February 23rd, 2012
08:32 PM ET
3 years ago

John Edwards' sex tape to be destroyed after settlement reached

(CNN) – A former aide and a former mistress of one-time presidential candidate John Edwards have settled a civil lawsuit between them that, among other measures, mandates the imminent destruction of sex tapes featuring Edwards and the woman.

Orange County, North Carolina, Superior Court Judge Carl Fox on Thursday signed the settlement agreement between Andrew Young, his wife and Rielle Hunter, the woman who had sued the couple, according to court official Tammy Keshler.

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Contempt hearing postponed for former John Edwards aide
January 30th, 2012
07:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Contempt hearing postponed for former John Edwards aide

Hillsborough, North Carolina (CNN) – A judge postponed a hearing Monday in a case that pits a former aide to John Edwards against the one-time presidential candidate's former mistress.

Andrew Young, a former Edwards aide, was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but a judge postponed the hearing because a prosecutor had not yet been assigned to the case.

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Judge: Edwards has life-threatening condition
January 13th, 2012
03:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Judge: Edwards has life-threatening condition

(CNN) - A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.

Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin this month.

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Hearing scheduled in John Edwards' case after request for delay
January 13th, 2012
07:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Hearing scheduled in John Edwards' case after request for delay

(CNN) – Attorneys and a federal judge are expected to meet in a North Carolina courtroom Friday afternoon for a status hearing regarding the pending criminal trial of John Edwards, the former presidential candidate and U.S. senator.

The hearing comes after attorneys on both sides filed several motions, many of them sealed from the public.

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John Edwards again asks for trial delay, cites medical issue
December 22nd, 2011
04:43 PM ET
3 years ago

John Edwards again asks for trial delay, cites medical issue

(CNN) - Attorneys for John Edwards asked again Thursday to delay his criminal trial, saying the former presidential candidate and U.S. senator has an unspecified medical issue.

In June, the Justice Department charged Edwards with conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. He has pleaded not guilty.

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