Top Democrat’s Cancer-Stricken Wife Wanted Mistress Gone Says Witnesses
After a year and a half of ignoring the story and getting totally scooped by the National Enquirer the state-run media finally started reporting on the John Edwards’ baby scandal in 2009, after the election.
The AP finally reported on the former Democrat senator’s love child with Rielle Hunter in September 2009.
The story finally broke in the corrupt US press after Andrew Young, a man who once claimed to have fathered the child of John Edwards’ mistress, wrote in a book proposal the former presidential candidate is the real father and that Edwards worked with his campaign finance chairman to hide that secret.
The trial of former Democratic Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards continued yesterday with Democrat staff members telling the court that the now deceased Elizabeth Edwards wanted the mistress gone.
John Edwards seemed more like “a spectator than a participant” at a 2007 meeting during which his wife, Elizabeth, railed at two political donors for maintaining ties to his mistress, according to testimony on Wednesday at the former senator’s trial.
Jennifer Palmieri, a former campaign advisor who is now White House deputy director of communications, said Elizabeth Edwards was angry after learning that Fred Baron and his wife, Lisa, had flown Rielle Hunter to Beverly Hills for a shopping spree and were continuing a relationship with her.
“Rielle was a loose cannon and Fred and Lisa thought it was important to keep the relationship going,” Palmieri said, in describing the 2007 meeting at a hotel in Davenport, Iowa, at which she was present.
“Elizabeth just wanted Rielle out of their lives entirely,” she said.
Edwards, 58, is accused of violating federal election laws by soliciting more than $900,000 in illegal campaign contributions, mainly from heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, as he pursued the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
The federal government contends that the one-term North Carolina senator and 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee sought the money to conceal the affair, knowing revelations that he was cheating on his cancer-stricken wife and had fathered Hunter’s child would destroy his campaign.
At issue is whether Edwards knew details about efforts by campaign supporters to keep the affair from being publicized during the campaign, or only became aware of them much later, as his lawyers have claimed.
The corrupt US media ignored this story even after the National Enquirer released pictures of John Edwards and his love child in 2008.