Was Edwards trial a waste of time, money?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 2:46
- Date Jun 1, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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As we've been reporting this morning the case against former presidential candidate John Edwards was ruled a -- trial.
So was this all just a big waste of taxpayer money or justice being served Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior has his prescription.
We're just isn't so which side of the -- you followed by.
I think there's a tremendous waste of time and let's get to it obviously Senator Edwards has moral.
Qualities that none of us one of us aspire to.
But that's good lord to decide -- -- it at a later time what his punishment is here's a court of law.
Can he be convicted of these of these crimes.
The court that the jury a acquitted on one charge and they deadlocked and the other charges this case is not going to be brought forward again.
Because in many ways is case is an embarrassment.
To the federal government the Department of Justice.
It should have been brought in the very first place.
Because the Federal Election Commission has said in the past.
The the type of conduct that Senator Edwards and others engaged in was permissible to pay a former girlfriend or -- girlfriend.
A campaign comfortable that was my question because apparently God's gonna have a long list of politicians with moral awful it's absolutely get Lindsay well because there's precedent -- here.
About paying off other girlfriends and so you believe from the start that there was really no -- sure an -- to spend millions of dollars on this prosecution.
And I was down there at the courthouse has beaten to -- people and greens were.
They could and they can't last.
About this case they didn't understand this case.
The money didn't go to the campaign the money didn't go to Edwards.
The money went up in great part to his former top aide mr.
young and his wife they built -- the more than a million dollar house he bought worsened in the years.
For his teeth it's a Senator Edwards is saying yes I've committed -- -- -- senator maybe I can be redeemed may -- I can't I'm horrible husband a horrible father I didn't you know and it take patrimony of my child.
But is -- a -- and so I think that we're a nation of laws.
We understand the difference between our disregard and our contempt for a man.
But the same time.
Was a crime committed and the jury here at the nine days said no crime.
Was committed they have a political ax to grind they heard the evidence they heard the law they're -- great judge your great lawyers and they said.
No there's no -- So interesting they acquitted him on one charge in the others they were deadlocked senate initially ruled a mistrial right and I don't believe the -- -- gonna go for because it's an embarrassment.
To -- out there is we're gonna leave it there gonna -- much better outside and get some barbecue and and don't for the weekend ahead and donors as --