Attendees waited anxiously to no avail as rumors circulated that Cate Edwards, the eldest daughter of disgraced former Senator John Edwards, was on the docket to testify on behalf of her father as a part of his on-going corruption trial.
Though she didn’t end up taking the stand on Tuesday, she remains as a very likely participant in the coming days as the two-time presidential candidate’s defense expects to wrap up their case as early as either Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
Instead, legal experts have testified in support of Edwards, and newly-admitted records show that Edwards’ mistress, Rielle Hunter, received $9,000-per month as an allowance while she was being kept from the public in addition to having all of her living and travel expenses taken care of.
Edwards is on trial for accepting almost $1million in donor money to help cover up the existence of Ms Hunter and their love child as his 2008 bid for the White House came to a close.
After a week of testimony presented by prosecutors that detailed Edwards’ affair with the former campaign videographer, the fake paternity claim made by one of the candidate’s closest aides Andrew Young in an effort to shield the news from the media, and the elaborate payment scheme that involved two wealthy donors who essentially bankrolled the travel and accommodations of Ms Hunter and Mr Young’s family, this week has been all about the defense.