On a slow summer Friday afternoon comes word that former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) has switched up his legal team, dropping former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig and bringing in prominent D.C. white-collar defense attorney Abbe Lowell.
The change was recorded Friday in filings with the U.S. District Court in North Carolina where Edwards is under criminal indictment for allegedly accepting nearly $1 million in campaign donations routed to a woman he had an affair with and who later gave birth to Edwards's child. The court filings gave no explanation for the change in legal counsel.Really? The change is a surprise?
John Edwards was informed that the case needed to be dealt with this year. Mr. Edwards is determined to postpone it until 2012. The White House is very clear that they want it take care of this year and not during an election. Mr. Edwards is determined to postpone it until 2012.
The change is a surprise?
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