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May 04, 2012


Staffer Warned Edwards of Affair

Former adviser Peter Scher testified he "was told to butt out when he warned former Senator John Edwards that pursuing an extramarital affair with a videographer would sink his presidential ambitions," Reuters reports.

Scher said Edwards denied having a sexual relationship with Rielle Hunter in September 2006.

Said Scher: "I told him if it was true that he was having an affair with Ms. Hunter, he should not run for president. If it was true, eventually it would come out and it would destroy his political career."

He warned Edwards again in a "heated phone call" after learning Hunter was still traveling with him. Edwards responded that he didn't need a babysitter and told Scher to "to go fuck myself."












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