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All right Harris high drama in the John Edwards criminal trial today his defense team goes after one of the prosecution's star witness it's.
Grilling the wife -- -- former aide asking what the couple was seeking.
Seeking to gain by helping edwards' cover up an affair with -- His pregnant mistress Jonathan series live in Greensboro, North Carolina the defense team has been going over the couple's bank statements and tax returns.
What are they hoping to show here Jonathan.
Hi bill they're trying to establish that Sherry and Andrew Young kept most of the donor money question for themselves bank records suggest.
The young to obtain more than one point two million dollars from two wealthy donors during 2007.
And 2008 but forms filed with the I arrest during that time.
Less less than 200000.
Dollars in so called conduit money the -- transferred from the donors to edwards' mistress real hunter.
Yesterday edwards' lawyer Alan Duncan asked Cheri young.
Do you believe mr.
young would have asked you to do something that was illegal mrs.
young replied I hope not.
Seems like it's the tale of two -- On Monday on direct examination she was animated spirited but comfortable.
On cross examination we saw much more defensive -- a lot of sparing going on.
We don't know how that will play with the jury however.
Now the defense argues that much of mrs.
-- recollection of key events including conversations with John Edwards.
Is based on secondhand stories that she heard from her husband.
At one point they had filed a motion to strike yesterday the judge suggested in court.
That motion would likely not hold up but it's an issue that the defense has brought up in front of the jury.
During cross examination bill so what else is the defense or how will they continue to try and discredit.
I heard testimony.
And the defense seems to be trying to suggest that -- young was out to get John Edwards that she resented him because of the long hours.
She and her husband.
Was putting in not only for the campaign but also hiding his pregnant mistress -- -- -- -- Lawyer Duncan asked if you can get John Edwards that's what you want to do is and it.
young replied excuse me.
Duncan repeated the question young replied serve that it's a completely false statement I'm here to tell the truth about my experiences.
About my life.
Meanwhile bill we've seen Josh -- -- he is the former chief of staff for John Edwards saw him.
And -- in the courthouse here he is currently on the witness list for both the defense.
And the prosecution got -- Jonathan thank you we rely on their and that -- in Greensboro, North Carolina thanks and.
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