August 11th, 2008
08:24 AM ET

Morning Buzz: So many unanswered questions...

Morning folks...

The John Edwards story is still buzzing this morning...There are still lots of unanswered questions. Rumors about John Edwards' love affair had been circulating for months, but it wasn't until he admitted to the affair on Friday night that national news organizations, like CNN, jumped on the story. In an interview Friday with ABC, Edwards confessed to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, but he
denied the National Enquirer's claim that he fathered her child. He also said he told his family
about the "liaison" in 2006. The former vice presidential candidate was first confronted about
the allegations after the Enquirer reported the affair in October. He said "The story is false, it's completely untrue, it's ridiculous," he said. Edwards on Friday said he used the fact that the Enquirer story "contained many falsities" to deny it. "But being 99 percent honest is no longer enough," he said in a statement. What does that mean? The ex-mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards said Saturday that she will NOT participate in DNA testing to establish who the father of her daughter is. Ironically, Edwards said Friday night that he WOULD...strange, isn't it?

Rielle Hunter's lawyer, Robert Gordon, says his client is a private individual who is not running for public office and that she wishes to maintain her privacy and that of her daughter. SO he admits tothe affair, but says he isn't the father of her baby. Money was paid to Rielle by one of Edward's closest aids...but Edwards knew NOTHING about it...how much? when and why? Drew Griffin continues digging on the money trail for us... BUT the other unanswered question is who is
Andrew Young? AND if there wasn't a paternity test, why did he claim paternity, especially at point in his life when he was married with kids.... There soo many unanswered questions...

In other political news...Barack Obama is on vacation in Hawaii, but his campaign and the Democratic National Convention Committee on Sunday released the list of headline speakers for their convention. Michelle Obama will speak Monday, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will command the second night, and the "Vice President" will speak on Wednesday. Sooooooooo does this officially confirm that Hillary will NOT be on the Democratic ticket? Candy Crowley looks at Obama's short list for us tonight....

Speaking of VP speculation, John McCain spends some time today with Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania Governor and former Homeland Security secretary...is he on McCain's short list. Ed Henry digs on that...

Drew Griffin is also Keeping Them Honest for us tonight...Remember the story we brought you about Drew being on the "watch list" after his controversial report...Well, turns out there are others who may have stirred up some controversy on the on the terror "watch list. Jim Moore has three critical books about..guess who? President George Bush.....

Randi Kaye is LIVE for us tonight from Orlando, Florida... there are still so unanswered questions about the disappearance of little Caylee Antony...she turned three on Saturday and divers continue to search the lake near home...so sad...

That is all for now...

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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Deefinks - Minneapolis, MN

    Now I hardly to believe any Mr. Edwards' words ! He lied perfectly about the affair in front of public and played such an innocent. Poor Elizabeth. Be strong! Btw, He should be an actor rather than a politician.

    August 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm |
  2. Rainey

    Elizabeth Edwards will stay with her husband for the sake of her children, period. So many people say ...leave him....etc. but she does not want her kids to have to deal with anymore trama than what they have had dealt them already, and a divorce would add even more stress. She'll do what countless other women do everyday, grin and bear it...for the sake of her children only. She is a martyr...he is a pig. His kids will realize this when they become adults... while it may not be discussed, it won't be forgotten.

    August 11, 2008 at 7:05 pm |
  3. pat kelly

    when are you going to mention the republican nominee's past adulterous affairs? I bet never.

    August 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm |
  4. Isaac, Moon Township PA

    Wow. Democrats have a habit of lying to their wives and children while Republicans have a habit of lying to their country. . . . Isn't politics grand?

    August 11, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  5. Medigogo

    Edwards is a big lier. If the affairs were only in 2006 like he claimed, what was he doing in that LA hotel last month with that woman and her child?

    August 11, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  6. Jocelyne

    Hello AC360,
    So John Edwards' had an affair in 2006. Many others have had affairs, have admitted to making a mistake. It's disappointing to read, but, why is it coming out now and how does it impact the political arena? ... looking forward to hear the latest news on little Caylee Anthony. have a grt show tonite.

    August 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  7. JC- Los Angeles

    Sam, good points; I live in LA and our local nightly news ran the story a week or so ago when Edwards was busted at the Beverly Hilton.

    Cowering like a baby in the downstairs bathroom; maybe he was looking in the toilet for his career as it got flushed away.

    Can't wait to hear about the hush money, the illegal use of campaign contributions, the avoidance of taxes on the money, the paternity test and any other egocentric drivel attributed to this hack.

    August 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  8. Presley Grace, Walled Lake, Michigan

    "Rielle Hunter’s lawyer, Robert Gordon, says his client is a private individual who is not running for public office and that she wishes to maintain her privacy and that of her daughter."

    – Uh huh. Best way to keep your privacy, have an affair with someone running for THE PRESIDENCY. Liar mouths, all of them.

    OMG, this Caylee Antony story is so SAD!
    At this point, I have to kind of assume the worst.
    Caylee's mother's pathological behavior with ALL the lies is the only consistency.

    I heard on 360 they were sending a psychologist or something of the sorts to talk to Caylee's mother in jail, did they?

    August 11, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
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