Cain’s attorney: Presidential candidates ‘better be careful’
December 1st, 2011
11:08 PM ET
11 years ago

Cain’s attorney: Presidential candidates ‘better be careful’

(CNN) – GOP presidential contender Herman Cain’s attorney, Lin Wood, had a warning for presidential candidates Thursday after the candidate revealed more details about the relationship he had with Ginger White.

“This idea that one person can go out and make an accusation that turns a friendship into an alleged sexual affair, the candidates better be careful,” Wood said during an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “That’s a slippery slope that I don’t believe this country wants to go down.”

Monday White came forward with evidence of what she claimed was a 13-year extramarital affair with Cain, including phone records. Cain insists the two were just friends and owed to providing financial assistance to White, whom he said was at times “desperate” for help “in these tough economic times” during an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader Thursday.

But Wood argued the messages exchanged between White and Cain were unevenly weighted toward his accuser, and without merit. For Wood, all questions should be directed to White, not Cain.

“I believe that if you’re going to attack and impugn someone’s character, then do it with facts,” he said.

“Don’t judge a character simply because someone makes an accusation. You oughta be taking your questions to (the accuser).”

“There are 70 texts,” Wood stated. “Fifty-seven were sent by Ms. White to Mr. Cain, 13 of which were responses.”

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. andyl

    So this our next President of the US, hiding behind his attorney.

    December 1, 2011 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  2. Thomas

    It seems Cain has slipped on this slope quite a bit over the years...

    December 1, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  3. mad1nola

    So now Cain is being harassed! Oh, buggers!

    December 1, 2011 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  4. chuck weidemann

    So The man who wants to be president has his attorney speak for him. The Great Communicator he is not!! Cain was a business man doing business these last few months and now he will go home and pay the price...with quite a bit more money to pay it with.

    December 2, 2011 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  5. Mike D

    When you have to bring out your lawyer to explain your position, you are in very bad shape.

    December 2, 2011 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  6. lgny

    Typical lawyer hyperbole. For them, it's always a "slippery slope" used to defend outrageous behavior.

    If we assume that he is innocent, it's very sloppy business leadership to be giving money to another woman and meeting with her at various cities while doing it all in cash with no paper trail and not even informing his wife. As a minister he should understand public appearances and taken measures to assure that this friendship was "squeaky clean".

    In the end, he's either guilty or an innocent man who is incredibly sloppy in how he conducts himself.

    In either case, it bodes poorly for his race to the White House.

    December 2, 2011 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  7. diridi

    nation is failing with these attorneys, and their greed. we need to straighten these first in the Democratic Nation.

    December 2, 2011 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  8. Bill in Florida

    Well lets turn this around 180 degrees. Hey Lin, how abut this suggestion instead: that people who are engaging in extramarital affairs should not run for political office. How about that idea?

    December 2, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  9. NoStainVoteCain

    Cain is innocent. Elect him. Who cares what he does for a good time. He knows how to run a business... and America needs this now. He's got my vote.

    December 2, 2011 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  10. mad1nola

    @Bill in Florida! That was an excellent observation!

    December 2, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  11. The Greedy Old PIgs are a neocon deathcult for diseased minds

    Love how the radical righties claim the press didn't "vet" President Obama, yet these extremists now bemoan any effort to explore Mr. KochCain's lack of moral character.

    December 2, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |