He’s back! Edwards was the ‘As It Stands’ runner up candidate for ‘Scum of the Year’ in 2010, and now he’s back in the news.
A two-year grand jury investigation of John Edwards has reached a decisive point. Prosecutors believe they have a strong case, but have not yet gotten a green light from the Justice Department to charge the former presidential candidate.
The issue: did Edwards violate election laws by trying to cover up his affair with a campaign videographer, Rielle Hunter. Did you know she got a million dollars hush money from John Boy!
“It would be surprising now if he wasn’t indicted,” said Stephen Saltzburg, a former federal prosecutor and George Washington University law professor. “If John Edwards was aware that money was being paid to hide his mistress... and it was done to help his campaign, then he’s in trouble.” Story here