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So there's been some damaging testimony in the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is charged with a felony accused of using donor money to cover up an affair.
And a love child with his mistress is messy -- folks on -- Terry joins us live.
At the courthouse in Greensboro, North Carolina where are waiting right now for John Edwards unravel this morning Jonathan good morning.
That's right good morning we're also awaiting testimony from that former campaign aide Andrew Young he's the prosecution's key witness.
And says that John Edwards reacted with skepticism.
When he first learned his mistress real hunter was pregnant according to young quote.
He said that she was -- crazy expletive and it was a one in three chance that it was his child.
Young said Elizabeth Edwards found out about the affair when she answered her sleeping husband's phone without saying anything.
He says that the hunter started talking on the other end thinking that she was speaking with her lover.
Edwards got an earful during that phone call -- -- that must have been something what a tragedy for this whole family and this situation so what did it Andrew -- say.
About the efforts today and conceal this -- Barack.
Quite a bit he spoke about this so called back phone how he acquired this additional cell phone that once Elizabeth Edwards became suspicious and start checking up.
On her husband's cell phone call logs this additional phone that young acquired was something that he could leave for Edwards to pick up.
Whenever he was traveling on business out of the state to maintain.
His secret conversations.
With hunter he also went into great detail about some of the luxury accommodations that were provided to keep hunter in hiding.
But in order to win this trial prosecutors have to convince jurors that nearly one million dollars used to hide Edwards pregnant mistress.
Was not just to prevent his wife from finding out about the affair but to help his presidential campaign -- It's true that this has an impact any of the elements that the government has to prove.
That being said the government has to convince the jury to be mad enough that John Edwards to want to convict him and and named him as a criminal and to do that and they need they need some salacious details like this.
And later today it's expected that the defense will get its first opportunity.
To cross examine Andrew Young -- Yeah -- -- but this little bit more at a rate panel coming up on that.
Jonathan thank you so -- watching.
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