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Well there's -- new testimony this morning that John Edwards corruption trial former edwards' speech writer Wendy button.
In is expected to testify and that the 2000 -- 2008 presidential candidate.
Knew all about the nearly one million dollars it was provided by wealthy donors.
As a whole effort to aid in the cover up of his pregnant mistress and that is very key to this case Jonathan Serrie joins us now.
He's on outside the courthouse and -- -- Carolina's Jonathan.
But you know what are we expecting that we're gonna hear from Wendy button and could it sort of button up what the jury needs to -- here.
The you're here.
Your hair upon -- Wendy button is that former speechwriter who in 2009 help John Edwards draft -- public statement where.
He admitted to be -- fair and the pregnancy that resulted now prosecutors are likely to ask her.
What knowledge John Edwards had at the time about nearly one million dollars from two wealthy donors to keep his pregnant mistress in hiding.
Prosecutors also called Alex forgery to testify he's the estate lawyer for one of those wealthy donors Rachel bunny Mellon.
But he said his client was approached for donations for a personal need and that she never considered her contributions political.
But private gifts to a dear friend.
For -- said quote she was pleased to be able to help she was not exactly sure what that was.
For -- also testified she wasn't interested in being named secretary of state or ambassador it was the person that interest did her.
Martha and very interesting so who is the first witness on the stand today Donna and this morning it's Tim -- he resumes testimony this morning he had testified for much of the afternoon.
Yesterday he is the former or -- the neighbor a former campaign aide Andrew Young.
Who took charge of keeping Edwards pregnant mistress real hunter in hiding.
During the 2008 campaign.
Tobin said he received an unusual call from young and hunter while they were hiding.
Young reportedly handed the phone to hunter who last Tobin to retrieve several items from.
-- North Carolina home including a photo of her and Edwards with the words.
I love you.
Tobin also -- called dinner conversation he had with the former presidential candidate in 2008 about raising money.
For an advocacy group for the -- according according to -- Edwards said he had a friend mrs.
Mellon who had great -- it would be a chip shot for her to endowment foundation with fifteen million dollars but -- were called another conversation the following year in which Edwards warned him his neighbor Andrew Young could not be trusted and accused his campaign -- of trying to -- -- out of fifteen million dollars talking about Edwards Tobin said.
I don't think he had remembered but a year earlier he said it would be easy to have mrs.
Mellon in Dallas foundation and fifty million dollars.
Was the exact number.
-- but boy -- -- Jonathan thank you very much.
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