John Edwards’ Trial Kicks Off With Witness Revelation


John Edwards’ trial for campaign finance violations kicked off in
North Carolina on Monday with prosecutors painting a picture of a man
who would stop at anything in his bid to become president.

The Associated Press
reports that the biggest revelation from Day One of proceedings was
that former Edwards aide Andrew Young—expected to be the government’s
chief witness—reached out to other witnesses in the case ahead of the
trial to ask about what they planned to say on the stand, a possible
violation of federal law. You can read more about that development here.

Edwards faces six counts of campaign finance violations for allegedly
using $1 million from two wealthy donors to keep the affair that
ultimately derailed his political career a secret during his 2008
presidential campaign.

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