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
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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
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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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