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April 12, 2012


Edwards Trial Begins Today

Jury selection begins nearly a year after a grand jury handed up a six-count indictment accusing John Edwards of conspiring to violate campaign finance laws and accepting illegal contribution, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

The Washington Post reports friends says Edwards these days sounds "utterly befuddled by what he had done" in destroying a once promising political career.

"His confusion extended to the latest chapter in the drama -- criminal charges alleging that in an effort to conceal his affair during the height of his 2008 presidential campaign, he illegally arranged for secret contributions of about $1 million to take care of Hunter's needs as she prepared to give birth to their daughter, Quinn. Sometimes his painful bouts of self-analysis turned to frustration over his belief that he had been singled out among a long list of philandering politicians, living and dead, for pariah status."












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