John Edwards Asks Court To Dismiss Charges

Source: Catalina Camia / USA Today

John Edwards and his attorneys are in federal court today seeking to dismiss the charges against the former Democratic presidential candidate.

Edwards, the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee, was indicted in June on charges that he broke election laws by accepting nearly $1 million from campaign donors to cover up his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter.

In court filings, Edwards’ lawyers contend the charges are constitutionally vague and were pursued by a Republican prosecutor for political gain. Edwards, a successful trial lawyer before his election to the U.S. Senate in 1998, has admitted he’s done wrong but “did not break the law.”

Edwards answered questions from U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles about whether he’s comfortable with the representation of Abbe Lowell, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.

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