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Thing and now we are awaiting some new testimony in the -- morning we're gonna get new details.
On an alleged scheme that started to unfold yesterday in the testimony.
About a secret path to funneling 800000.
Dollars basically to the Edwards campaign that's part of the question where the money actually went.
So an interior designer who worked for this reclusive millionaire bunny Mellon who we've heard so much about.
He -- -- stand yesterday testified about a fake furniture business that was basically set up to funnel the money the -- the interior designer.
And then over to -- yacht.
The designer said this well our furniture business did not really involved furniture.
It was money for Senator Edwards and -- can make -- business.
Necessary joins us now as he has throughout from the courthouse and Greensboro, North Carolina so what is -- prosecution trying to prove with this testimony.
Well the prosecution's trying to establish just how much John Edwards who just a few minutes ago returned to the federal courthouse here how much he knew.
About this financial scheme.
After days of sordid testimony about edwards' affair and the botched effort to cover it up what Bryan Huffman does this refocus this trial.
On the money trail.
Prosecutors are trying to establish that the funds that Hoffman delivered from his wealthy friend Rachel bunny Mellon to John Edwards aide Andrew Young.
Were intended to help edwards' presidential campaign not just hired a private affair.
The prosecution asked did he ever tell you about real hunter referring to that aide Andrew Young.
Hoffman replied no the prosecution followed up did he ever tell you about mr.
Edwards having an extramarital affair.
Hoffman replied no prosecution did he ever tell you he was in California because of those things Hoffman know Martha.
And very interesting.
They're all trying to establish whether or not this was campaign funds.
Or not campaign funds so the defense will get up there today and we're likely to hear I would imagine not as something on the lines of how it was clearly just to sort of protect the -- -- covered up from the family right.
Exactly and they're also trying to prove the defense is it.
-- Edwards may not have been aware of all of the financial Wheeling and dealings that his -- Andrew Young was up to and it as you pointed out that the money was intended to protect edwards' family.
Not the campaign that's what the defense has been trying to underscore.
Throughout this trial so it's not so much the money trail that's in question mark the but the intent.
Behind the money.
Is what jurors must ultimately decide look at.
-- they see this affair being covered up.
As part of edwards' presidential aspirations.
Or is it simply a person who wants to preserve his family and his marriage and is lying about that.
Professor Friedland says there's another way to look at it they've basically the defense and prosecution are agreeing on the same.
Picture but they're both trying to place different frames around that picture for the jury -- I -- big question is -- anybody of -- that kind of money if they didn't want to ensure that he would be able to stay in that presidential race and that.
It's a big question Jonathan thank you must be fascinating to be --
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