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Monday, October 24, 2016

John Edwards may be facing up to 30 years in prison on charges that he used almost $1 million in campaign donations to hide an extramarital affair from voters, but apparently the ladies still love him.

According to an ABC News report, Edwards has spent much of the past week openly flirting with one of the alternate jurors at his trial.

Since the alternates were identified last Thursday, it has been impossible to ignore the dynamic between Edwards and one of the female alternates, an attractive young woman with jet-black hair, who seems to have been flirting with Edwards for days.

The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles at her. She giggles. He blushes.

The flirtation has become so obvious that even Edwards’ attorneys have to work to suppress their laughter at the absurdity of it all.

Today is the sixth day of jury deliberations. Edwards is facing six felony charges of conspiracy, illegal campaign contributions, and making a false statement. Prosecutors argue that Edwards funneled money to his mistress in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2008 election by keeping his political hopes alive, while the defense claims that he was merely trying to hide the affair from his cancer-stricken wife.  If convicted, Edwards could face up to 30 years in prison and up to $1.5 million in fines.

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  • notafoxfan

    should they not replace her with another alternate juror if even his attorney group have noticed the flirting? i was on a federal grand jury once and we were instructed to not show emotions or whatever towards a defendant,but to keep our attention focused on what was being said and asked..surely john edwards has been told this as well (although hse does seem a little “flippant” about the whole thing)

  • LittleStream

    This is not the time for him to be flirting! Good grief what an idiot! Ms Hunter may not find this funny. But then she should expect it!

  • morticia

    Seems like a good strategy….

  • This is really BAD!!

    It sounds like one of my opponent during my County commissioner race!! He was hitting on me!!

    These what so called public officials think they are ABOVE THE LAW, and can get away literally with murder!!

    It happens to me time and time again. One of our Legislators in Oregon. Forged my sister’s signature, hired Barnhart Associates to sell our Condo that was fully paid for!!

    Noone had stopped this criminal act. Most of the officials are complicit with Bob Ackerman’s crime!!

    He’s still serving as a public official!!


      My God do you butcher a sentence. By the way, If someone “Literally gets away with murder”, means an actual murder was committed. The word you were probably looking for is “Virtually”!

  • ralphkr

    Hey! A man has got to do what a man has got to do! (yes I know I have expanded mansgottadue into English which somewhat detracts from this venerable bit of wisdom)

    • You’re kidding, right?

      • ralphkr

        Not really, Carole Ann Spear. I am sure that you have known females who automatically went into full on giddy flirt mode upon the appearance of an eligible male and there are many men who are the same way. Notice that the article implies that the young woman started the flirted and Dean immediately responded. There are both males and females that just gotta cozy up to an attractive other.

        This reminds me of all together too many decades ago when I would be at the mall with my late teen early 20s daughter and she would suddenly start laughing as we left a store. I would ask her what was so funny. “Oh, Dad, that clerk was so coming on to you and you were ignoring her.” Sigh, my problem was that I was always oblivious to all those blatant signals in front of me but could easily spot them when aimed at others.

  • Landsende

    Obviously he’s thinking with the wrong head which is how he got in this mess in the first place.

  • SharonConway

    Doesn’t he have his head on straight by now? Perhaps an all male jury? Although I can now see him flirting with the gay guy. “I’m no pretty, I’m so pretty”

  • I met him in Nashville in 2004, and he is very charismatic. He is that way without even trying. It’s probably why they are trying so hard to ruin him.

    • what charismatic?, there are killers, thieves, looters and stock market scamsters and more like these low life’s appear charismatic with that damn smile and a suit with tie hanging on their neck, but up above no brain, no morality, no ethics and what is that big charismatic crap!

  • dardyl

    What a pig! He may be charismatic to some, but to me he looks sissy and weak. I hope they make an example of him.

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  • scareygary

    I liked lots about his politics, but this ‘horn dog’ needs to be leashed….

    • DurdyDawg

      Look, just because it’s an article doesn’t mean it’s factual. I ‘smell’ a lot of inserts from an imaginative mind.. You’ll not get me to believe the attorneys were laughing, hell they’d be the first to be brow beaten if the judge knew about it.. Ask yourself, just who was taking all this in? Maybe we should ask Henry Decker who his deep throat was and it seems everybody’s falling for it.. This type of reporting belongs in a tabloid.

  • kayadee1

    An affair as his wife is diagnosed with breast cancer, may be a “new” low for sleaze bags. And the nerve he had to think he could get away with all of it. Proves how self-centered and narcissitic he is. The pain he must have caused his wife Elizabeth at what was probably one of the worst times of her life, their children and his political supporters. He needs to pay big-time.

    • The worse time of her life was when Wade died, she divorce him before she died

    • I agree, they should throw the proverbial book at him.
      The once $500 haircut swinging dude, will soon meet the $5 barber at some county prison, hopefully soon, for America is tired.

    • No, that low was already reached and exceeded by Newt Gingrich when he handed his cancer-stricken wife divorce papers on her way back from the operating room after her cancer surgery. At least Edwards didn’t want to desert his wife.

  • lucindaandronaldschaffner

    Unbelievable. Why is this being tolerated? Can we not rely on our courts to maintain proper decorum? This is a high profile case. This man has a family. Let the children, of John Edwards, have the dignity in knowing that this type of behavior will not be tolerated by a juror who obviously has no class. Hasn’t John Edwards learned any of life’s moral lessons yet? It appears he has not! This is not funny! If we do not keep ideal standards in the United States Courts, it will only a matter of time before the United States isn’t taken seriously. This is just another symptom of America’s morals digressing into an abyss.

    • Americas morals are fine. Or so we are led to believe.
      Mr.Edwards was caught with his pants down.
      Many like Mr.Edwards know how to keep their pants on.
      What is distressing, is that Mr.Edwards was on his way to becoming a possible candidite as the POTUS.
      The question of trust, is always a byword when populist politicians come to the forefront, the PR and media hype which is run by Big Money keeps us off the subject of hidden agendas.
      Mr.Edwards has come out of the closet, now we can witness for ourselves the true nature of this egoistic self centerd person of which none of us would invite home for dinner, less so having wives and daughters at the table.

      • mariaconz

        The real crime was the old boys’ network in the Lame Stream Media knowing about John Edwards’ Rielle Hunter and keeping quiet about it.

      • bt

        I disagree with the aspect that American morals are fine and this not pointed at you or even an anger issue. From what I have observed for decades is “everything goes”. You can use a four letter word in public and no one is shocked; even children can say word that are . And as far as sexual behavior goes it’s o.k. to have affairs, sneak around and we make excuses for people so no one has to accept responsibility for when they make mistakes.

  • Nope! Same head. Like way too many guys, wealthy or not, he has no scuples. He is nothing but an adolescent with a big allowance. Not unlike other guys in the limelight. Different deals. But the same immaturity. Yes, I’m referenching the famous photo of the fellas with the money in their mouths.

  • heydog

    Mark Sanford gets off, Edwards pays; and boy, let’s just distract away from the Obama leading in the polls thing!

  • Liberal 1

    While I in no way condone Edwards’ conduct and have always had empathy for what he put Elizabeth through, I do not agree in any way with the prosecution bringing this ridiculous case to court. It is absolutely silly from a legal standpoint. In today’s post Citizens United campaign finance world, he would not have broken any laws. The thing that bothers me the most is the potential he could be sentenced up to 30 years in prison if he is found guilty – how absurd!!! There are people in prison doing far less time for murder and other extremely violent offenses. To somehow equate what Edwards did as worthy of punishment beyond what many murderers and other violent offenders face is idiotic and completely wrong headed. The terrible thing in Edwards case is the potential that jurors will consciously or subconsciously base their decision on their personal feelings about his conduct, as opposed to focusing only on the campaign finance laws that existed at the time, and the intentions he and his wealthy donors had with regard to the money he was given.

  • Will3691

    Clearly the tail is wagging the dog with Edwards. He’s a man with little self-control, clearly not the master of his domain who probably wouldn’t mind incarceration if he could be sent to a co-ed facility.

  • give him 40 years.

  • JPierce4757

    Bad bad decision Johnny boy. I feel for you buddy but like most …….we will see ya in about 15 – 20. First politician that I ever knew e who went to jail for PDA.

  • Steve Savage

    Edwards in a cad. I don’t know if that means he is a felon

  • Give the guy a break! What does his personal life have to do what he is being accused of?
    Enough bitter nit picking from frustrated femnists!

  • DurdyDawg

    Whatta wanker.. This sounds bogus, like a sick sit-com. The lawyers had to suppress their laughter? Where were they, in Night Court? Good Gawd, even the most loony of judges wouldn’t allow crap like this to continue in his court. This all sounds like a some wanna-be reporter having chemically induced visions.. Who wrote this farce? ..

  • The woman was seen smiling at him, he didnt respond. Why the news have to distort these things. Further more she is an alternate. For crying out loud I dont like the man neither do I like what he has done but the media must do better, the headline is misleading

  • chattenx

    Well, he seems to be unaware of reality; on the other hand, he might be an inveterate romantic who can’t help himself. i still think she should not be convicted on embezzling campaign funds. That won’t make him a saint either.

  • mariaconz

    What is wrong with this guy? I hope he gets 30 years in the slammer.

  • John Edwards is descended from hellfire and brimstone Jonathan Edwards, an 18th-century preacher who HATED sin and warned of its consequences. He would roll over in his grave with horror if he knew what hijinks his descendant had committed. Life might be a lark now, but the God Who holds sinners over the fires of hell by a thread is not amused!

  • John Edwards is descended from 18th-century hellfire and brimstone preacher Jonathan Edwards, who HATED sin and warned of its consequences. This godly man would be shocked if he looked down from heaven and discovered what abominations his descendant had committed. Life might be a lark now, but the God Who holds sinners over the fires of hell by a thread is not amused!

  • John Edwards is descended from 18th-century hellfire and brimstone preacher Jonathan Edwards, who HATED sin and warned of its consequences. This godly man would be shocked if he looked down from heaven and discovered what abominations his descendant had (allegedly) committed. Life might be a lark now, but the God Who holds sinners over the fires of hell by a thread is not amused!

  • glad2bout

    What a foolish, foolish man. He just doesn’t get it. It can’t be that he is trying to influence the woman because she is just an alternate juror. So all I can figure out is he just doesn’t care anymore and hasn’t for a long, long time now. He seems to want what he wants when he wants it and he doesn’t give a crap about anything or anyone else. He is truly a tragic figure of the first order. I really don’t think at this point he can control himself. He should be locked up in a sex addiction clinic and they should throw away the key for his own good. He is a classic example of someone who flushed himself down the tiolet.

  • crazyitalian

    I don’t care about the flirting, he’s not on trial for that any way, use you heads, His on trial for the money & only for the Money period. This is why our system is a big failure

  • grannyk8

    I wonder how many besides Ms. Hunter there are out there?

  • hughsbayou

    A trial worthy of Boston Legal, where’s Alan Shor when you need him?

  • widollar

    John Edwards has some kind of sexual obsession with ladies. They find him attractive and he cannot say NO! But if he winds up in the big house, Big Bubba might also find him attractive!

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  • Give a guy a break. He is facing 30 years in jail, he has no wife, his lover and his child do not live with him, so what is this relatively young good looking guy to do? He has been skinned and gone over the h0t coals, the very least is he can get smiles from some babe…Clearly he cannot jump to bed with her as he did with that video recorder when she jumped on him as many women attracted to power do with politicians.

    Edward’s misfortune is that he could not keep his zipper closed just like Clinton, except that Clinton did not impregnate anybody with his cigar ;-)! Edwards had many good ideas for reforming corrupt financial system in USA but his hormones got him to think with wrong head ;-)!

  • I don’t get it.

  • Through it all, I still support his deceased wife, children and him.

  • what if he could made president of united states,instead of regretting on the crime he did already he is provoking for other one

  • ObozoMustGo

    And in other DemocRATic party news………………. Bill Clinton is hanging out with porn stars in Monaco……….. Surprise face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Have a great Memorial Day!

  • More evidence of right wing bias in media -Headline:” John Edwards Caught Flirting With Juror” v. Reality: “Juror caught flirting with John Edwards.” So he smiled back and blushed. What would one expect him or any defendant in that position to do? Scowl at someone who might have his fate in her hands?