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    Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign Viol

    Edwards is filthy rich why didn't he use his own money like Arnold did. Now he's going to face prison.

    Do you think he should do time or get probation a hefty fine?

    Most of these guys don't do much time although there are few who are still in the pokey.

    Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign Violations - FoxNews.com

    WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors can seek an indictment against former North Carolina Senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards for allegedly using campaign donations to cover up an extra-marital affair and love child, ABC News reported late Tuesday.

    The network, citing sources, said the Department of Justice has given the go-ahead for Edwards to be prosecuted and the former politician has been informed of the development.

    Edwards may now accept a plea deal or face trial.

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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    Ouch.

    Bad move Mr. Edwards, bad move. Time to face the music

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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    Another waste of tax dollars by the judicial system based upon moral outrage.

    An affair is not criminal. This affair is Edwards business and he had the right to keep any information about it private. Two donors had the right to assist him with that. What harm can be proven? None. Therefore crime. Just the government wasting time and energy in the time of financial crisis and blowing the tax payers dollars on moralism.

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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by empireofreason View Post
    Another waste of tax dollars by the judicial system based upon moral outrage.

    An affair is not criminal. This affair is Edwards business and he had the right to keep any information about it private. Two donors had the right to assist him with that. What harm can be proven? None. Therefore crime. Just the government wasting time and energy in the time of financial crisis and blowing the tax payers dollars on moralism.
    And another blind partisan doesn't get it. It's not the affair that has Edwards in trouble with the law, it's his misuse, illegal misuse of Campaign dollars to cover up his behavior.

    I bet you don't think Bill Clinton was impeached either do you?
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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    Two donors had the right to assist him with that.
    That's an interesting point.

    I think the problem is if the money went through campaign coffers... there's probably some kind of rules about money labeled 'campaign'.

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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    According to the article I read, the donors gave the money specifically for this reason. it was their choice, their right, and no harm was done by doing so. In order for a crime to exist, harm or threat of harm to a person must exist. I'm not saying it's not believed to be a crime, in order for it to be a crime in the true sense damage or threat of harm must occur to a person.. Without harm, the law is psuedo-scientific, simply moral outrage. No different that chasing those people down the street because they engage in acts of sodomy. Total waste of time and tax dollars. Stuipidy in time of economic crisis. Foolish.

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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's an interesting point.

    I think the problem is if the money went through campaign coffers... there's probably some kind of rules about money labeled 'campaign'.
    You are exactly right.

    This has nothing to do with his affair or his love child.

    It's 100% based on Campaign Laws.

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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    It's it labeled 'campaign', I'm not sure this means a whole lot. Just as actions speak louder than words, labels mean very little in comparision to what they represent. He engaged in a sexually legal act. He had the right to privacy. People have the right to help him keep it private. So what if a sticker with the word 'campaign' was put on the envelope containing the money? Any label could have been put on it, the label doesn't override the nature underlying act which is legal.

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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    labels mean very little in comparision to what they represent... So what if a sticker with the word 'campaign' was put on the envelope containing the money? Any label could have been put on it, the label doesn't override the nature underlying...
    Ok, don't spend the accounts labeled 'escrow'. Whatever nature tells you... still, don't.
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    Re: Report: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Indictment for Campaign

    Are you implying it was escrow? If so, it was never intended to be escrow or campaign funds apparently. It was intended to protect his right to privacy on the matter. So it made a pit stop in the coffers. That's insignificant. The intent was never to buy party favors for the campain road.

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