UPDATE, January 31, 2010: Video.
UPDATE, January 21, 2010: John Edwards admits paternity, Elizabeth relieved
UPDATE, May 11, 2009: John Edwards and the Paternity Test
UPDATE, May 4, 2009: John Edwards, Federal Investigation
UPDATE, August 13, 2008: "SEX, MORE LIES & VIDEOTAPE"
The ENQUIRER has uncovered that Edwards' political operatives are still paying his mistress Rielle Hunter - and she was whisked away on a private jet two days before he confessed their extramarital affair on national TV!
The ENQUIRER has also confirmed that Edwards secretly visited Rielle and their love child three separate times at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles this year - a fact that proves he is still lying to America and his wife.
...After Edwards confessed the affair to his wife, he restarted it, and was sexually involved with Rielle when she became pregnant.
Despite his denials, Edwards WAS aware that his former finance committee chairman, Fred Baron, was funneling money to Rielle.
Experts are now calling for a federal investigation into Edwards' use of campaign funds.
...In denying he fathered Rielle's baby, Edwards told ABC that he would "be happy" to take a paternity test to prove he's telling the truth. (He has refused numerous previous requests by The ENQUIRER to take a paternity test.)
Edwards claimed he ended the affair in 2006, but sources say he restarted the illicit romance after confessing to his wife.
Rielle soon became pregnant after the affair was rekindled, say sources.
UPDATE, August 8, 2008: Edwards admits affair.
UPDATE, August 6, 2008: THE Photo
Actually, I'd like to see a photo of the ashen John Edwards hiding out in the bathroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
UPDATE, July 25, 2008: FOX News reports that a hotel security guard confirms some of the National Enquirer's story.
UPDATE, July 22, 2008: "SEN. JOHN EDWARDS CAUGHT WITH MISTRESS AND LOVE CHILD!"
Family Man Times Two?
(Note: Original post, October 13, 2007, begins here.)
I would never vote for John Edwards.
I don't agree with his stand on the issues. I don't like the way he stretches the truth and panders. I really can't stand his call for Americans to sacrifice and conserve to save the planet while he's among the nation's mega-consumers, leaving an enormous carbon footprint trail. Politically, I can't stand the guy.
But I believe that he loves his wife.
The National Enquirer, however, reports that Edwards likes to spread his love around.
Presidential candidate John Edwards is caught in a shocking mistress scandal that could wreck his campaign, The NATIONAL ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.
Sources have come forward to charge that the "other woman" previously worked on Edwards' campaign and followed the 54-year-old candidate on trips across the U.S.
A source close to the woman, whose name is being withheld by The NATIONAL ENQUIRER, says that she confessed to having an affair in phone calls and emails, saying that her work with Edwards soon exploded into romance.
..."The affair started about 18 months ago," a friend says the woman confessed to her. "When they met at a bar, sparks flew immediately.
"She never expected it would turn sexual since John is married and is running for President. But it soon did — and she fell for him."
In one bombshell e-mail message provided to The NATIONAL ENQUIRER, the woman confesses to a friend she's "in love with John," but it's "difficult because he is married and has kids."
In another e-mail, she writes: "Last night and this a.m., he actually has amazed me. He is a great man. My heart is loud and my head is silenced."
Disclosed her friend: "She initially confided in a few of her closest pals that she was sleeping with 'a married man named John.'
"It became clear the married man was John Edwards. They got together whenever they could, mostly at hotels where Edwards and his campaign staff stayed."
The woman later spelled it out in a phone call to her pal and talked openly about having an affair with Edwards.
Sometimes The Enquirer gets it right. That's undeniable.
This time I'm not buying it.
From the New York Daily News:
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards Thursday vehemently denied a supermarket tabloid's story that he cheated on his wife.
"It's completely untrue, ridiculous," Edwards told reporters in Summerton, S.C., after being asked about a National Enquirer story that said he had an affair with a campaign staffer.
The Enquirer did not name the woman or the source of its information. But the Web site MyDD.com, a political "direct democracy" forum, posted a statement from Rielle Hunter, a woman who has made a series of short documentaries about the former North Carolina senator.
"The innuendoes and lies that have appeared on the Internet and in the National Enquirer concerning John Edwards are not true, completely unfounded and ridiculous," Hunter stated. "When working for the Edwards camp, my conduct as well as the conduct of my entire team was completely professional. This concocted story is just dirty politics, and I want no part of it."
..."I've been in love with the same woman for 30-plus years and, as anybody who's been around us knows, she's an extraordinary human being, warm, loving, beautiful, sexy and as good a person as I have ever known," Edwards said. "So the story's just false."
I think this is just silly, concocted tabloid trash.
I don't for one minute believe that Edwards would cheat on his wife, especially given her health situation.
During their marriage, they've faced tragedies and challenges together. There's no way Edwards would do that to her.
I don't believe it.
Actually, I think this story will help Edwards rather than hurt him. I think it's likely to bring people to his defense instead of shoring up support for his political opponents, like smear-meister Hillary Clinton.