Bil Browning

John Edwards to Face Prosecution for Affair Cover Up

Filed By Bil Browning | May 25, 2011 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: federal court, illegal donations, John Edwards, Rielle Hunter

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is facing indictment over his cover up of an affair he had John Edwards scandal in the National Enquirerwith a campaign videographer. The couple had a daughter together while Edwards was still married to his wife. The National Enquirer exposed Edwards as an adulterer and father during the last election cycle, sinking Edwards hopes to become Attorney General.

The United States Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws while he tried to cover up an extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned.
Edwards has been the focus of a lengthy federal investigation focusing on hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly provided by two wealthy supporters. The government will contend those were illegal donations that ultimately went to support and seclude his mistress, Rielle Hunter.

Video from Good Morning America after the jump.

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