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Edwards Trial / A Discussion #1020705

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 23, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Greensboro: Joe Johns) The start of the trial of former Senator John Edwards for violating campaign finance rules introduced; details given about the testimony from Edwards aide Andrew Young, whether Young can be discredited as a witness, the possible sentence and fines for his sexual and financial relationship with Rielle Hunter, paying to cover up his time with Hunter, the indictment of Edwards with Young and Hunter receiving immunity and the issue of gifts from his friends. [EDWARDS - denies it.] [June 3, 2011, EDWARDS - admits he done wrong.] [June 30, 2010, wife Elizabeth EDWARDS - says she did nothing wrong in supporting her husband.] [June 1, 2011, EDWARDS - denies breaking the law.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with reporter Raelyn Johnson and CNN's Jeffrey Toobin about the Edwards case. [TOOBIN - calls this a bizarre and weird case with Young trying to contact other witnesses; notes the charges are odd in calling the money a campaign violation.] [JOHNSON - recounts Edwards's demeanor in court; says Edwards's handling of the affair is hard to believe.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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