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Edwards Trial / A Discussion #1023179

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The jury verdict on one campaign finance corruption charge against former Senator John Edwards with a hung jury on the rest of the charges noted. [Outside court, EDWARDS - thanks the jurors; says he did nothing illegal, but did a lot that was wrong; states daughter Cate never flinched; speaks about the other kids, including his "precious Quinn."

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and Joe Johns, defense attorney Mark Geragos and "The Daily Beast" Diane Dimond about the outcome of the Edwards trial. [TOOBIN - says it is unlikely he will be tried again after a long, costly trial; explains why Edwards could not testify.] [GERAGOS - says this trial was started by a politically motivated attorney rather than the Justice Department because the charges are ridiculous.] [JOHNS - talks about the makeup of the jury.] [DIMOND - points out Edwards was found guilty on one charge; states Edwards went into the trial feeling confident.] Other material: Excerpt of the Edwards-Bob Woodruff interview shown

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