Threatening collateral damage among major Democrat funders.
Edwards has been the focus of a lengthy federal investigation focusing on hundreds of thousands of dollars allegedly provided by two wealthy supporters. The government will contend those were illegal donations that ultimately went to support and seclude his mistress, Rielle Hunter.
Hunter was a campaign videographer with whom Edwards had a lengthy affair that resulted in a daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter, now three years old.
If the case were to proceed to trial, legal experts said, the government would have to prove that the intent of the donations was to cover-up the affair so that Edwards could continue his pursuit of the 2008 Democratic nomination for president.
That shouldn’t be too hard to do, since the late Fred Baron admitted that he pushed money Edwards’ way to help cover the situation up. Baron is gone but his money still props up the Texas Democratic Party and still funds its extensive shadow party, led by Matt Angle. Baron was not alone in paying to help cover Edwards’ alternate lifestyle up; the question is how many other major Democrat funders are caught up in all this? Inquiring prosecutors want to know.