John Edwards Faces Federal Probe
Failed and disgraced Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, whose political action committee paid more than $100,000 to his mistress’ company, acknowledged Sunday that federal investigators were looking into how he handled his campaign funds.
In a carefully worded statement Edwards said, “I am confident that no funds from my campaign were used improperly. However, I know that it is the role of government to ensure that this is true. We have made available to the United States both the people and the information necessary to help them get the issue resolved efficiently and in a timely matter.”
His political action committee paid Hunter’s firm $100,000 for video production in a four-month span in 2006, and then paid an additional $14,086.50 on April 1, 2007. At the time, the PAC only had $7,932.95 in cash on hand, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.
That same day, according to the records, Edwards’ presidential campaign paid the PAC $14,034.61 for what is listed as a “furniture purchase.”
Since announcing the affair, the Kennedy-like Edwards has remained largely secluded. He canceled all his public appearances before the November election because he said he didn’t want to be a distraction for Obama or bombarded with eggs from a disgusted electorate.
His wife, Elizabeth, who is terminally ill with cancer, will soon be releasing a book talking about the affair. In it, she writes that news of the affair made her vomit. She also describes Hunter as “pathetic.”
Don’t feel alone Elizabeth. When we see the lying Democrat John Edwards, we also feel like spewing a little vomit.