Thursday, May 31, 2012
Mistrial Declared In John Edwards Case
I'm no fan of John Edwards, but I've thought all along that the government's prosecution of him on dubious campaign finance charges arising out the case of the campaign advisor/mistress with whom he fathered a daughter was a horrible abuse of prosecutorial discretion. Today, the federal judge in his case declared a mistrial after the jurors remained hopelessly deadlocked after nine days of deliberations. The jury reached a unanimous decision for acquittal on just one of the six charges against him. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign committed multiple violations of federal election laws, including raising tens of millions of dollars illegally from foreign sources, not to mention the bribes he accepted from political fixer Tony Rezko, all of which have been completely ignored by Eric Holder's corrupt Justice Department. If Obama can get by with murder, then John Edwards should go free. Shame on the government if it wastes any more valuable resources on this case.