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Edwards attorneys want witnesses to review testimony

Posted January 5, 2012

— Attorneys for former North Carolina Senator and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards filed motions in federal court Wednesday to allow witnesses who testified before a grand jury to review their testimony.

Over the course of a 34-month investigation into more than $1 million in payments from political supporters that prosecutors allege were used to cover up Edwards' pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter during his 2008 bid for the White House, 27 witnesses testified before the grand jury.  

Edwards' trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 30, but attorneys had previously requested a two-month delay because of an undisclosed medical condition. It's unclear whether a judge will grant that delay.

Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six felony and misdemeanor charges.

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  • hunter38 Jan 5, 12:26 p.m.

    Times up John Boy...time to face the music.

  • dare107 Jan 5, 12:21 p.m.

    Of course they want to review their testimoney they have to get their lies straight!

  • westernwake1 Jan 5, 9:51 a.m.

    Endless obstruction and delay from Edwards and his team of attorneys.

  • not my real name Jan 5, 9:38 a.m.

    He is stalling. Delaying the inevitable. This is stupid and an incredible waste of money and time. He should just admit it and take his punishment like a man. Then just go away. Why would a witness need to review the testamony they have already given?

  • maybelle Jan 5, 9:34 a.m.

    Wish this guy would move to another state.
    Why can't he go away.

  • dollibug Jan 5, 9:15 a.m.

    Interesting story when the shoe is on the "other foot".....I just wonder how many hundreds of thousands of dollars will be put into this trial....which will probably not actually solve anything.......perhaps a "slap on the wrist"....as this seems to be the punishment for a member of the good ole boys and girls network.....the GRAND JURY is a "secret session"....or so this is "suppose to be the case"....so could someone please explain how and why this request is being made? INTERESTING....as I am sure this entire trial will be a 3 ring circus......