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What was your reaction now this morning to a stunning verdict in the corruption trial of John Edwards moments after a jury.
Acquitted him on one charge and a judge declared a mistrial on five other counts the man once considered a strong candidate for president.
Talk about spoke out from the steps of the North Carolina courthouse.
Edwards saying that while he's not a criminal he does deserve blame.
-- want to make sure that everyone.
-- from me and from my voice.
While I do not believe that did anything illegal.
Or ever thought I was doing anything illegal.
I did an awful awful lot that was wrong.
And there is no one else.
For my stance.
None of the people who came to court and testified.
Nobody working for the government is responsible.
That was one report will be hearing -- Jonathan good morning.
That's right -- legal experts are telling us it is highly unlikely that the government is going to retry this case.
Edwards' lawyers had two weeks a -- -- a motion a motion.
For acquittal which would protect John Edwards from a retrial in the meantime prosecutors will be reassessing their case and deciding.
Whether it is worth a retrial but again legal experts telling us.
Highly unlikely since they failed to get a guilty verdict this time although the jury was unable to find Edwards guilty of any crimes the trial focused all the more.
Attention on his undisputed moral failures.
With his reputation and credibility in tatters it appears unlikely the former senator will -- future public office but Edwards hinted that he may want -- roll.
In influencing public policy it was.
-- I don't think God's through with me.
I really believe.
He thinks there's still some good things I can do.
And whatever happens with this legal stuff going forward what I'm hopeful about.
It is all those kids -- -- saying.
You know in the poorest parts in this country.
That is some of the poorest places in the world.
The -- can help them.
In whatever way I'm still capable but milk.
And of course helping the poor with the cornerstone of edwards' presidential campaigns in 2004 and 2000 hey you know about his personal life now do you know where he is -- Well I don't know where he is right at this moment but coming out of the courthouse he thanked his parents and his eldest daughter Kate for sticking by his side.
Throughout the and try tire trial he also expresses love.
For all his children including Frances Quinn hunter the now four year old daughter he fathered with his mistress real hunter -- And then finally my precious win.
Who I love.
More than any of you could ever imagine.
And I am so close to and -- so grateful for.
So grateful for -- I'm grateful for All My Children.
Including my son wade who we lost years ago.
Now as he left the courthouse a reporter shouted a question and Edwards asking if he planned to marry.
Real hunter Edwards did not answer bill -- considering Greensboro thank you for that.
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