John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition?

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Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition

Bet his hair will look good during surgery...

CNN:  A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.  Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin this month.
Attorneys and the federal judge met in a North Carolina courtroom Friday afternoon for a status hearing regarding the pending trial of Edwards, a former U.S. senator.  Edwards appeared at Friday’s hearing. His lawyers had made the motion for a delay under seal, but some of its details were publicly revealed by the judge in the open hearing.
The criminal trial has been delayed until at least March 26, according to the court source. Judge Catherine Eagles said she has been in contact with Edwards’ cardiologist, who recommended a postponement, saying Edwards is scheduled to undergo surgery next month.  Edwards has to provide the court with a written medical update by February 28, according to court records.
One legal expert, Marcellus McRae, a trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, said he doubted that Edwards’ illness would influence a jury verdict.  “Edwards’s illness may prompt the public, including potential jurors, to view him in a more sympathetic light. However, it is doubtful that this will have any impact on the outcome of his trial,” McRae said.
Edwards is charged with six felony and misdemeanor counts related to donations to and payments from his failed 2008 presidential campaign. He is accused of conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. He denies any wrongdoing.
Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, died of cancer in December 2010. The couple had separated that year, shortly after Edwards admitted that he had fathered a daughter with Rielle Hunter, who was hired to make documentary videos for his campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
His illness may make jurors view him in a more sympathetic light?  I seriously doubt that, unless they are democrats.  Look how quickly they forgave Bill Clinton for cheating on his wife, numerous times.
If his illness is life-threatening, then why isn’t his surgery happening ASAP?  Why next month?  Wonder what his cardiologist said in that letter to garner support from the judge to delay his trial.  Inquiring minds want to know…

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0 responses to “John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition?

  1. liberal judge? wonder how much the Dr.’s reports cost? slimeball.

  2. Well, his willie and bad judgment still worked just fine, apparently.

  3. Pretty-boy John, the former prosecuting attorney, must be very nervous about going to the graybar hotel.

  4. Most of these guys who rise to power are blackmailable.
    He was a fall guy during the last election, he was disposed of maybe because he was a threat to Barack Obama. Or something. Barack Obama’s passport was tampered with at the time, then Hillary’s, then the guy who was working in that office was found dead outside his church or something. I’m not surprised he has a heart condition, it may be something to do with fear. His life has been trashed and I know that his poor wife would vouch for that, and the lady with the baby may not be having such a good time. Politics is a filthy business and this is just part of the soap opera. I wonder if the Clear Network, owned by Bain, that employs Rush Limbaugh is enough to keep Mitt Romney looking all squeaky clean, that is until it suits them?????? to rat on him, or not. Maybe he is the King of Rats himself.
    Meantime, we better get the planks out of our own eyes.


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