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Closing arguments are set to Begin the John Edwards federal corruption proud new video just in of Edwards and his daughter.
And parents arriving in court she his daughter was not there yesterday.
His defense team wrapping up its case without calling former mistress real hunter or John Edwards himself.
Already this morning crowd of people waiting in line to hear what are expected to be some pretty powerful closing arguments I jump in series like the courthouse down.
Good morning what -- we expect today in these closing arguments.
Yeah good morning bill closing arguments should Begin in just about ten minutes the judge is -- about two hours are exactly two hours -- each side the prosecution will remind jurors of its contention that John Edwards not only.
Knew about the secret money that helped hide his pregnant mistress -- hunter but that his main intent was to protect his political aspirations.
The defense will argue the money represented private -- to spare edwards' cancer stricken wife from finding out about the child her husband had father.
Legal experts say the defense may have actually improved John Edwards prospect -- not putting him on the witness stand.
By John it was not testify and they've taken away and what would have been a strong closing argument for the government and that is busy -- on the jury.
He lied and certainly different circumstances before it came into this courtroom and he got on the stand again NYT.
Incidentally a lot of the people that you saw lined up outside of the courthouse wanting to hear today's closing arguments are actually.
Lawyers wanting to -- get some ideas because they expect this will be the will be some very dramatic.
As we try and boil this down does the case come down to how you define what a campaign contribution is in the -- -- it really does and that's going to be a major part of the instructions that the judge gives the jury this afternoon.
Does not have to prove that the only.
Purpose of the secret money that helped hide real -- was to influence the election however the political influence must be direct.
In a meeting with the lawyers without the jury present yesterday judge Catherine Eagles explain -- quote.
It can't be a side benefit to the campaign it can't be ten gentle.
If you find that the real purpose was personal.
It can't be considered contributions -- those will be the instructions that she gives the jury this afternoon and that the jury will have to take.
Into consideration -- weighing all of the evidence when they go into deliberations on Friday all right thank you Jonathan Jonathan serious -- there in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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