What Inquiring Prosecutors Want To Know: Rielle Hunter Offers Details on Edwards Affair — And A Potential Criminal Prosecution

With reports of an expected indictment of former presidential candidate John Edwards for use of campaign funds on his mistress, it would not exactly be the time for a tell-all interview from the mistress. However, Rielle Hunter gives a highly damaging account to Gentleman’s Quarterly that could play a role in any prosecution. Nevertheless, Edwards has reportedly proposed to marry Hunter, who appears in a series of somewhat seductive poses in the magazine.

Hunter’s most damaging disclosure is that the affair began before she did any serious work with Edwards. She claims to have slept with him shortly after meeting him in 2006 and whispering to him how “hot” he is. She also states that staff passed her card to Edwards when she spotted him in a bar with the words “Rielle Hunter. Being is free.” It appears that being may be free but affairs for presidential candidates are not.

She also states that Edwards clearly wanted her to have an abortion even though he promised to support her. That will not play well with a jury.

Notably, when she says that Edwards stated “Falling in love with you could really f- up my plans for becoming president,” she responded “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” She appears to have now added the rest of the reading public.

What I do not get is why she would give the interview if she really does love the guy — as she claims in the interview. She had better hope he is not indicted because she may have to expanded on these statements. She reportedly testified at the grand jury.

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15 thoughts on “What Inquiring Prosecutors Want To Know: Rielle Hunter Offers Details on Edwards Affair — And A Potential Criminal Prosecution

  1. “…Hunter, who appears in a series of somewhat seductive poses in the magazine.”
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    I doubt that I could be ever be judged as “too picky” when it comes to entanglements via seductresses; however, *that woman* and *that word* seductive should *never* occur in the same realm of prose or anything else.

  2. Can you hear John say: 3:16 is not his motto anymore.

    I can see his new bumper sticker saying:

    Which position works for you? Top or bottom?

    To screw or be screwed that is the question.

    Taming the Bishop?

    One day with Rielle leads to a life of hell.

    Uncle Buck I don’t wanna be F***ed….

  3. I should be pilloried for supporting this hypocrite and for posting this slideshow. However, I voted for this guy on the Kerry ticket (as did 59,028,444 other lost souls) to try to get Bush out of office. I would also have voted for him for president if this mess had not been revealed. This should teach people *never* to vote for the lesser of two evils; perhaps it is better to not vote at all.

    http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201004/rielle-hunter-john-edwards-exclusive-slideshow#slide=1

  4. “Former Federal LEO

    I should be pilloried for supporting this hypocrite and for posting this slideshow. However, I voted for this guy on the Kerry ticket (as did 59,028,444 other lost souls) to try to get Bush out of office. I would also have voted for him for president if this mess had not been revealed. This should teach people *never* to vote for the lesser of two evils; perhaps it is better to not vote at all.

    http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201004/rielle-hunter-john-edwards-exclusive-slideshow#slide=1

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    Amen!

  5. Blouise,

    My two sisters, who are older than I am and ultra-religious, told me many years ago that Edwards was not the standup, good guy I thought he was. They did not explain because I just laughed at them and never gave them a chance to characterize him.

    Oh, how I should have listened to *all* of the women I have known in my life and to learned that there really is something credible to that old sayin’ about a woman’s intuition….

    Oh, and Prof T. posted that slideshow link in the main article before I did and I just missed it earlier; therefore, I am not totally contemptible.

  6. “What I do not get is why she would give the interview if she really does love the guy — as she claims in the interview.”

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    Oh, she loves him, but she loves herself (read that at the fame and profits) more, or maybe, to her, love is an indifference to suffering. It’s a sign of the anomic, soul-less, “hollow men” (and women) who inhabit the halls of power and its back offices.

    “Aujourd’hui maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas”

    ~ Albert Camus, The Stranger (1942)

  7. “What I do not get is why she would give the interview if she really does love the guy — as she claims in the interview.”

    Ever hear “money talks an bullshit walks?”

  8. I NEVER liked this guy. I thought he was a big fraud… especially with his thumb in the air claiming “my father was a poor farmer”…

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