Breaking: John Edwards indicted
June 3rd, 2011
10:19 AM ET
10 years ago

Breaking: John Edwards indicted

(CNN) - Former senator and 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards has been indicted, CNN has learned.

A grand jury has been investigating the allegation that money given to support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, by benefactors of Edwards should have been considered campaign donations - a contention Edwards' team has disputed.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. John I.

    I made my first political donation to John Edwards presidential campaign. I want my fifty bucks back.

    June 3, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  2. diridi

    what is next is "Exoneration". ????????????????????????????????????? I can exonerate thieves, robbers, decoit, but not politicians....o.k

    June 3, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. Good

    Good. But, it's just a dog and pony show orchestrated amongst dishonest lawyers and judges. You'll see.

    June 3, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  4. jl

    Looks like nobody wants to cut him some slack.

    June 3, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  5. anna

    it's time to pay for your fun now Edward

    June 3, 2011 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  6. Lakitta P.

    This is SO SAD i feel so sorry for him.

    June 3, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. JDM

    When are people going to stop buying into all of these politicians "family values" campaigns and start asking them what useful things they will do for us in office. The Sarah Palins of the world run around and shout these ridiculous, generic comments about America and morals but never actually say anything of substance. And guys like John Edwards are the worst of the bunch...selling us his wholesome image while using peoples money to cover up his problems.
    I'm getting embarrassed to be an American at this point.

    June 3, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  8. Kent

    It's called karma. Read up on it John!

    June 3, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  9. jc

    How do people feel sorry for him. His a disgusting human being – cheating on a wife who is dying with cancer, running for what is the most prestigious office in the world and knowing he will disgrace it. We are perpetuating behavior by feeling sorry for this guy. pure, pure, human dirt. BTW, I WAS a huge supporter....

    June 3, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  10. johnny

    These darned Republicans – say one thing and do another...uhn. Oops.

    June 3, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  11. Paul

    Well done. This piece has the maximum amount of passive voice writing possible! I don't see any more room for more has/have beens.

    June 3, 2011 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  12. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sorry John, it looks like you are the sacrificial lamb which is fine with me if now they started to pursue seriously prosecuting Cheney & Co.
    This Edwards episode is probably one of the reasons why Barbour's and Daniel's spouses do not want them running for the Presidency. Dirty laundry of this type has a way of quickly coming to the surface and I'm sure these ladies could do without the accompanying embarrassment especially Daniels wife who left him and his kids.....only to come back.

    June 3, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  13. GOP = Greed Over People

    So if Edwards was indicted, then why wasn't Ensign?

    June 3, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  14. mdubbs

    Edwards was an ambulance chaser long before he ever ran for office. He lost my vote then. Everything that's happened since hasn't been all that surprising. I've got mixed feelings on Obama. Helluva lot better than Dubbya, but not as good as he could / should be. He's strange politically. Sometimes he runs headlong towards socialism, others he might as well be a liberal (pre-Bush) republican.

    June 3, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  15. Dan Smith

    THANK GOD ...... This CRIMINAL (John Edwards) did not win the V.P. Elections in 2004.

    June 3, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  16. Anonymous

    >didnt win elections in 2004. the guy is scum and kerry was worthless but i wonder if worse recession ever occurs if people didnt reelect the village idiot w bush.

    June 3, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  17. Morrigan

    You all are so happy cause Edwards is being prosecuted for misusing a little money. Bush, Cheney, and Obama are guilty of mass murder of American Soldiers, yet they are free to continue getting people killed. That's american values for ya. Bet you all voted for the terrorist in the white house too.

    June 3, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. New Age Independent

    "Sorry John, it looks like you are the sacrificial lamb which is fine with me if now they started to pursue seriously prosecuting Cheney & Co."
    I fail to see the parallel. Edwards accepted over $900,000 for his campaign and failed to report it. Then he used those funds for personal use. If true, that's clearly a felony and has nothing to do with the GOP. It's all on Edwards.

    June 3, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |