Former White House Counsel Now Working For John Edwards

President Barack Obama's former lawyer has signed on to help former presidential candidate John Edwards as he tries to ward off a criminal indictment over payments to his ex-mistress.

Former White House counsel Greg Craig told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he wants to help Edwards because the ex-senator from North Carolina didn't break any campaign finance laws.

The Justice Department is trying to determine whether to prosecute Edwards over payments his donors made to keep his girlfriend, Rielle Hunter, and their daughter in hiding during the 2008 campaign.

Craig said he didn't discuss his decision to join the Edwards team in the last few weeks with anyone at the White House, which he left more than a year ago.


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  • by US-First Location: Greenville on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:41 PM
    So this lawyer just want to help poor John. How Nice. Every lawyer I ever hired to help me just wanted to milk as much money as they could from my bank account. There is a reason this lawyer is with John now and it could be connected with protecting bigger fish in the democratic party. Make sure John does not let names slip and let things get out of hand before he goes to prison. John on the phone to the DNC "if I go to prison I am going to let names fly. you guys better help me!" ...
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    Just how embrasssing can this be for the voters of NC. We need to put a bill board on I-95 apologizing to everyone passing through the state for John Edwards, Mike Easly, Bev Perdue, Jim Black, Mac Basnight, Meg Scott Phipps, RC Soles, Franc Ballance. We can do better than this.
  • by Ken Location: Farmville on Mar 3, 2011 at 04:49 AM
    Another day, another tarheel in the news. Remember Dean Smith and his support for this loser and Roy Williams. If you pull for ECU in football and then switch to the heels in basketball, we don't won't you. Pick a school or get off our ship, aarrggghhhh
  • by Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011 at 04:22 AM
    It's a shame when intelligence is wasted on the likes of John Edwards.
  • by P on Mar 3, 2011 at 03:09 AM
    Sharks help sharks!
  • by Ahhh Location: NC on Mar 2, 2011 at 09:19 PM
    More proof that osamas a fake!
  • by Munchy Location: Pitt County on Mar 2, 2011 at 07:00 PM
    Even if Edwards is convicted, Obama will likely pardon him.
  • by stokes on Mar 2, 2011 at 06:21 PM
    Typical democrat. I would rather have a loose rattle snake in my house vs living with a democrat...
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    He probably has Obamas AG, Holder in his back pocket.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 2, 2011 at 06:06 PM
    Citizen I guess he will slither away.
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