Edwards to face charges:
The Justice Department plans to move ahead with criminal charges against John Edwards, the former senator and presidential candidate, contending that he misused campaign funds to cover up an affair, a person close to Mr. Edwards said on Wednesday morning.
“D.O.J. has made its decision to move forward with charges,” the person said in an e-mail exchange with The New York Times. “This phase of the case is moving rapidly toward conclusion,” the person added, but did not clarify whether this meant that an indictment was coming or that a plea bargain was in the works.
The news of the Justice Department’s plan was first reported by ABC News on Tuesday night.
A plea arrangement might allow Mr. Edwards, a Democrat from North Carolina and a trial lawyer, to admit to wrongdoing and surrender his license to practice law while avoiding a costly and embarrassing trial.
Two things. Yes, I voted for Bush twice, but I saw through the transparently phony bullshit from this clown and his advisor (coondog or swampfish or birdsnake or catbird whatever the hell his name was). I have never trusted a word that came out of his mouth. It’s sad that this fraud was one of the few talking about those issues, but he was obviously so full of shit it was painful to watch him speak.
Second, since when is a law license a get out of jail free card? Why does he get to avoid a trial and possibly jail just because he is a lawyer? You know who else loses their livelihood when they are found breaking the law? Everyone else on the planet, but no one gets to go into the courtroom and say “Tell you what- I’ll stop delivering pizzas in order to avoid a messy trial.”