Fmr. Speechwriter Back on Stand Today
Corruption case continues
- Duration 2:39
- Date May 9, 2012
Corruption case continues
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This could be yet again a big day for John Edwards his former speechwriter expect that on the stand today.
This dealing with this corruption -- -- North Carolina yesterday Wendy button.
Told a jury that Edwards -- -- wealthy donor were secretly supporting his pregnant mistress.
As he ran for the White House in 2008.
Now the evidence shown in court a letter sent to -- bunny Mellon when he was campaigning in in that letter Edwards says he enjoyed a visit to her home.
-- -- look forward to working with -- in the future not Jonathan Serrie is back on this trial in Greensboro how useful.
As edwards' former speechwriter bid for the.
Hi bill -- the prosecution is trying to show that Edwards was well aware of nearly a million dollars from two wealthy donors.
Being used for purposes to keep his presidential campaign.
Viable Wendy button testified that Edwards told her.
That he would only recently.
Found out about 725000.
Dollars in checks one of those donors Rachel bunny Mellon had funneled to campaign aide Andrew Young.
According to button though Edwards said he was aware.
-- -- campaign finance chairman Fred baron had been supporting his mistress real hunter and her baby Frances Quinn hunter.
Button testified quote he said he knew that Fred had been taking care of things all along but that he didn't know the details bill.
So John Edwards then asked Wendy button this speech writer to help them drafted public statement.
That would acknowledge that he was the father of baby Quinn what came of that job.
Yet they apparently went back and forth on details of this speech between July and August of 2009.
Wendy button says Edwards was.
Adamant that she remove.
Any apology to Andrew Young his former campaign aide who had been.
Helping to keep -- -- hunter and baby Quinn in hiding.
She said he also asked her to remove a sentence about his knowledge of the money used to support his mistress.
-- what he termed quote legal and practical reasons button said they eventually agreed to address the money with this statement quote.
Some people without my knowledge supported Quinn.
Button later testified I knew it wasn't true so I want to make sure if we released a statement it was accurate the prosecution now sure what wasn't true.
Button replied without my knowledge -- referring to that phrase in edwards' statement bill.
Jonathan -- follow it again today we'll be back in touch -- -- headlines thank you sir.