Rielle Hunter Met Before Grand Jury Investigating John Edwards

Rielle Hunter at grand jury

A Grand Jury continues to meet, probably related to questions as to whether John Edwards illegally used campaign funds to pay hush money to his mistress. Today’s witness was Rielle Hunter. AP reports:

The former mistress of John Edwards has arrived at a federal courthouse in Raleigh where a grand jury is meeting — an appearance that comes as federal investigators examine the two-time presidential candidate’s finances…

Edwards said last year that he and Hunter had an affair in 2006 while he plotted his second bid for the White House. The former North Carolina senator’s political action committee paid Hunter’s video production firm $100,000 for work that year.

Edwards has acknowledged a federal investigation into how he handled campaign funds. Grand jury proceedings are secret, and the U.S. attorney’s office in Raleigh has declined to confirm or deny an investigation.

Hunter carried her daughter into the courthouse. The paternity of the child remains in question with John Edwards denying that he is the father.

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    Reggie Greene / The Logistician says:

    I developed a great admiration for Elizabeth Edwards and her approach to this traumatic experience in her life. I strongly suspect that despite the recent trials and tribulations, there must be a <a href=”http://tinyurl.com/lt764q”>strong foundation based on something</a> which may not be easily defined, which keeps them together. Let’s hope that the family unit is not further damaged by whatever is disclosed during these hearings.

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