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Edwards Trial #1023835

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 2012
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(Studio: Matt Lauer) Remarks from former Senator John Edwards following his campaign corruption trial noted. [Outside the courthouse, EDWARDS - says he did a lot that was wrong; praises his daughter Cate; says he doesn’t think God is through with him.] NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Greensboro, North Carolina: Lisa Myers) The emotional day in court with a not-guilty verdict on one count reviewed; details given about the case centering around whether money from Fred Baron and Rachel Bunny Mellon† was used to cover up Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter. [Legal analyst Hampton DELLINGER†- assesses the verdict.] [EDWARDS – accepts responsibility; speaks of daughter Quinn.]

(Studio: Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie) The outcome of the trial, the likelihood the government will retry this case and the impact on future cases involving campaign finance laws discussed.

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