A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator’s infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
One of John Edwards’ most prolific donors, a 101-year-old philanthropist, felt like she was being used for her money after a request for tens of millions of dollars to endow a poverty foundation once his presidential hopes were dashed, a friend of the wealthy heiress testified Friday.
The aide who helped John Edwards hide his pregnant mistress testified Tuesday that the former presidential candidate directed him to seek money from rich friends to provide the woman a monthly allowance.
The judge overseeing John Edwards’ criminal trial has ordered a former speech writer for the two-time presidential candidate to turn over any drafts of books or articles involving him and other key players in his case.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the John Edwards trial were poised to begin making their case to jurors on whether the former presidential candidate violated federal campaign finance laws.