Tags: edwards | trial | verdict | evidence

Edwards Jurors: Evidence Just Wasn't There

Friday, 01 Jun 2012 10:42 AM

Jurors in the corruption trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards are coming forward to say the government failed to prove its case, USA Today reported.

Making the rounds of morning television talk shows, the jurors who deliberated nine days but failed to reach a verdict on five charges, basically said the evidence wasn’t there.

Edwards was tried on charges he used campaign contributions to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter and her subsequent pregnancy. The jury acquitted him on one of the charges.

Theresa Fuller, appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, said "the evidence wasn't there. It could have been more." LaDonna Foster, appearing on NBC’s Today show, said "the burden of proof wasn't there, the evidence."

USA Today also reported that it is unlikely the federal government will retry Edwards on the charges. The paper noted that while the Justice Department declined comment on a possible retrial, sources said such a move was unlikely.




© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

After Paris Attacks, Calls to Tighten US Visa Rules

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 23:30 PM

U.S. politicians are calling for changes to a law that allows Europeans and other foreigners to enter the country withou . . .

Gov. Scott Walker Tops Iowa Poll After Freedom Summit Speech

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 22:42 PM

A Des Moines Register poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the top of the pack of potential 2016 GOP nominees ahead . . .

Rep. Peter King's Terror Plan: 'Find Them and Kill Them'

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 20:35 PM

The beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is a further wake-up call to the world and to America that we're not de . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved