How do you feel about Federal prosecutors having dropped the remaining charges on John Edwards?
A few weeks ago, a jury had acquitted the former Senator and Presidential aspirant on one charge of accepting campaign contributions deemed to be illegal and deadlocked on five other felony charges. Today the Justice Department dropped the remaining charges.
Should the Justice Department of had pursued those remaining five charges further? Did they give up too quickly and why?
Edwards is a highly skilled trial lawyer, and he has an excellent defense team. The prosecution is overmatched. They may as well call it a day. Add to the unlikelihood of a conviction the fact he's a member of the political class, which looks after its own, and you can stick a fork in this one.
No point in wasting more money when the evidence against him is slim. The biggest thing they had going for them was the fact that he was a bad husband. Move on.
The man has been humiliated and his ambitions are crushed. Pursuing further court action would be pointless and a waste of money.
Cops and federal prosecutors sometimes get a little high-handed and forget when they are dealing with a United States Senator who could swat them like a fly. Scandalize him all you want, but he has an army of lawyers behind him. Also, politics is a very corrupt business where this happens all the time.
Very disappointed.....another politician gets away.......again!!! I suppose next will be the book, movie and speaking tour.
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