Edwards Aide's Book Details Trail Of Hush Money

A new book by a former aide to John Edwards says he and the two-time presidential candidate solicited money to keep Edwards' pregnant mistress out of the public spotlight.

Andrew Young details the money trail in his new book "The Politician."

Young says he and Edwards solicited money from Bunny Mellon, the widow of banking heir Paul Mellon.

She began sending checks "for many hundreds of thousands of dollars" hidden in boxes of chocolates.

Young says he took the money and used it to keep mistress Rielle Hunter happy, hiding her from the media and Edwards' cancer-stricken wife.

A federal grand jury is investigating Edwards' campaign finances. Young testified last year.

Both Young and Mellon's attorney say the now-99-year-old widow did not know how her money was being used.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Amused Conservative Location: Greenville on Jan 30, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    Amused Liberal - HUH! What are you talking about? I said NOTHING about homosexuality. I was commenting on a piece-of-crap-sorry-excuse for a man that portends to be a leader and YOU inject homosexuality into the conversation! What does homosexuality have to do with ANY of my previous comments? Dang...GET A LIFE! How any man...rich or poor...can treat his spouse like Edwards treated his is beyond me. He needs to slither under a rock and stay there. Amused Liberal...get a life!!!
  • by Anon on Jan 30, 2010 at 05:46 AM
    Amused Liberal, Thank You for CONFIRMING IT!
  • by P on Jan 30, 2010 at 03:05 AM
    Now that John has accused the author of using his politcal exp for personal gain and creating a photo op isn't this the same $tuff John Edwards does. John crawl back into the barn with the bulls and pigs and slime and all the rest. Your lips when they move are a good example of lip service. You have given us in NC too much! Going to Haiti was a photo opp for YOU so was going to New Orleans, so was NC Senator for who not NC. The BS is getting cold John!
  • by Amused Liberal on Jan 29, 2010 at 01:16 PM
    You conservatives are the biggest (in the closet) perves out there. You legislate against homosexuals but you secretly are one. "Family Values" while doing someone elses wife. better to keep quiet and being thought a fool than opening your mouth and confirming it. sad crew you are.
  • by sue Location: greenville on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Edwards is a much darker man inside then we all thought. He & the devil have joined hands.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 29, 2010 at 06:30 AM
    Elizabeth deserves a much better man than what this crooked scumbag has been to her. Noe he is stealing from an old woman, really messed up.
  • by dert dert dert on Jan 29, 2010 at 05:21 AM
    who cares?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2010 at 05:08 AM
    You can't blame a man for trying to make it go away. He should have known better. He is not as smart as you would think. He gambled and lossed for a change. Now he needs to pay up.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2010 at 03:46 AM
    Are we really ALL THAT BORED?! I for one DO NOT CARE.
  • by Amused conservative Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2010 at 02:37 AM
    What a snake John Edwards is! All of you "progressives" should be thanking George Bush for winning the election in '04. Just think...if (lower than whale dung) Edwards and John "I served in Vietnam" Kerry had won the election, they would probably still be in office now. Imagine the scandal (or would the state run media even run the details?)! What a pile of manure he is! I hope Elizabeth cleans him out and he has to become a public defender.
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