The federal judge set to preside over the upcoming trial of John Edwards met behind closed doors Friday with a federal prosecutor and a lawyer for the two-time Democratic presidential candidate.
Edwards is seeking to delay the scheduled Jan. 30 start date for his trial on campaign finance charges, citing a medical condition that has not been publicly disclosed.
It is not clear what issues were discussed Friday in the judge's chambers. Edwards' lawyer declined to comment when leaving the courthouse.
The start date of the trial was moved back once after Edwards said he needed more time to prepare his defense and attend his daughter's wedding.
Edwards appeared healthy at a pretrial hearing last month.
Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13.
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