John Edwards said that while he did not violate campaign finance law, "I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong."
Two-time Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards waited Friday to hear whether prosecutors intend to retry him, but he says his years of service aren't over, no matter what they decide.
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John Edwards walked out of a courtroom Thursday a free man. How long will it take women attracted by the flame of celebrity -- even ill-gotten -- to date him? And believe they can convert him to monogamy?
The jury in the John Edwards case rendered exactly the right verdict. Of course they couldn't make up their mind on most of the charges. No rational person could. The judge essentially instructed them to get into John Edwards' mind (as well as into the minds of several other actors in this political soap opera) and to determine precisely what his intention was in receiving money from friends.
El ex senador demócrata dice que él es responsable por los errores cometidos.
The jury in the trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards spent more than 50 hours deliberating six counts stemming from allegations that he accepted illegal campaign contributions, falsified documents and conspired to receive and conceal the contributions.
Erin Burnett tackles the latest in the John Edwards Trial. Flirting by a juror, wardrobe mishap and a judge's warning.
Jurors began their sixth day of deliberations Friday in the corruption trial of John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008.
Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, John Edwards fell from grace after an extramarial affair. Joe Johns reports.
Jurors in John Edwards' corruption trial went home Thursday, after their fifth day of deliberations, without a verdict -- leaving the former Democratic presidential candidate in limbo for yet another day.
The jury in former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' corruption trial finished its fourth day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict.
The jury in the trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is deliberating six counts stemming from allegations that he accepted illegal campaign contributions, falsified documents and conspired to receive and conceal the contributions. The maximum sentence if convicted on all six counts would be 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.
The jury in former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards' corruption trial ended its third day of deliberations Tuesday, asking to take another look at two more exhibits in the case.
Jurors were set to begin deliberations Friday in the corruption trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
The defense team for John Edwards rested its case Wednesday without calling the former Democratic presidential candidate's ex-mistress to testify at his corruption trial.
While John Edwards' lawyers have not yet made a decision whether to put the former presidential candidate on the stand in his corruption trial, Edwards' oldest daughter, Cate, is expected to testify this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.
Political analyst Gloria Borger talks to Wolf Blitzer about John Edwards' parallel life, revealed in his criminal trial.
The defense for John Edwards is scheduled to start Monday morning in the former presidential candidate's corruption trial.
The federal judge presiding in the John Edwards corruption trial on Friday turned down a motion to dismiss the charges, setting the stage for the former presidential candidate to defend his case.
Prosecutors wrapped up their case in the John Edwards corruption trial Thursday, detailing hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses used by his former mistress, whose concealment during Edwards' failed presidential run remains at the heart of the scandal.
After a dramatic day in court, the content of John Edwards' sex tape is now fair game in his trial. Joe Johns explains.
John Edwards knew that a wealthy benefactor was giving money to help cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter, a former speechwriter testified Tuesday during the corruption trial of the former presidential candidate.
The attorney for a 101-year-old billionaire donor, whose money is at the center of John Edwards' corruption trial, told jurors Monday that his client knew the hundreds of thousands of dollars she gave the former U.S. presidential candidate was not a campaign contribution.
An attorney testifies that a wealthy donor knew her money wasn't for John Edwards' campaign. Joe Johns reports.
A former adviser recalled Friday how he urged John Edwards to steer clear of a campaign videographer, later revealed to be his mistress. But the then-presidential candidate refused, Peter Scher said in court.
A former aide to John Edwards testified Thursday about an unexpected pronouncement from a campaign videographer: She and the presidential candidate were in love.
A former aide details a graphic confrontation between Elizabeth Edwards and husband John.
The trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards took a dramatic turn Wednesday when his daughter abruptly left the courtroom during testimony about a fight between her mother and father over his affair with a campaign videographer.
The wife of a former top aide to former presidential candidate John Edwards defended in testimony Tuesday having shot video in September 2008 of the house and possessions of Edwards' pregnant mistress.
John Edwards sternly reassured the wife of his then-campaign aide that using money from his wealthy benefactor to pay his mistress's expenses was legal, she testified Monday.
John Edwards' legal team attacks former aide Andrew Young in an attempt to discredit the prosecution's star witness.
A former campaign aide for John Edwards said in court Friday that he had been intimidated in his dealings with the former senator and two high-priced donors.
As the first week of the John Edwards federal criminal trial comes to an end, where the former Democratic senator and presidential candidate is accused of using hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations to conceal his affair with a campaign videographer without reporting the money to federal authorities, we wanted to take a look back at some statistics about other politicians in trouble.
John Edwards' defense team hammered away at a former campaign aide on Thursday after he was quizzed about his motives and asked whether he made up stories about how Edwards allegedly concealed contributions from campaign donors.
ABC News' Bob Woodruff looks back at his 2008 interview with John Edwards and how the case is unfolding in court.
A former campaign aide of John Edwards faced questions Wednesday about his motives for testifying against the former presidential candidate and whether he made up stories about how Edwards allegedly concealed contributions from campaign donors.
A former aide to then-presidential candidate John Edwards testified Tuesday he helped cover up Edwards' affair with a campaign videographer.
The wealthy backer whose money helped two-time presidential candidate John Edwards hide his pregnant mistress "felt like he was going to be the savior of America," the government's star witness against Edwards testified Monday.
Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade?
Jury selection begins Thursday in a Greensboro, North Carolina, federal courtroom in the trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
The former mistress of 2008 Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is expected to be a prosecution witness in his federal criminal trial next month, a federal judge said in court Thursday.
A former aide and a former mistress of one-time presidential candidate John Edwards have settled a civil lawsuit between them that, among other measures, mandates the imminent destruction of sex tapes featuring Edwards and the woman.
A judge postponed a hearing Monday in a case that pits a former aide to John Edwards against the one-time presidential candidate's former mistress.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards attorney says he has an undisclosed medical issue. Erin Burnett has more.
A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.
Attorneys and a federal judge are expected to meet in a North Carolina courtroom Friday afternoon for a status hearing regarding the pending criminal trial of John Edwards, the former presidential candidate and U.S. senator.
Attorneys for John Edwards asked again Thursday to delay his criminal trial, saying the former presidential candidate and U.S. senator has an unspecified medical issue.
A federal judge in North Carolina rejected motions by former U.S. Sen. John Edwards to have his criminal indictment dismissed, spokeswoman Robin Zier with the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said Thursday.
The criminal trial of former presidential candidate and U.S. senator John Edwards has been delayed until January, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Lawyers for John Edwards said Tuesday they filed motions seeking the dismissal of charges against the former U.S. senator accused of conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws.
Former Presidential candidate John Edwards will have to pay back over 2 million dollars in federal matching funds given to his 2008 campaign for president, the Federal Election Commission ruled on Thursday.
The Federal Election Commission votes 6-0 for John Edwards to pay back $2.3M from his 2008 campaign.
The criminal conspiracy trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is tentatively scheduled to begin in October, U.S. District Judge Norwood Carlton Tilley Jr. said Thursday.
The former U.S. senator smiles for the camera in his mug shot, which was released Wednesday
George E.B. Holding, the U.S. attorney overseeing the prosecution of former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards, announced Friday that he is stepping down from his current post.
AC360's Anderson Cooper speaks with a panel about the accusations of John Edwards violating campaign contribution laws.
The insistence that former Sen. John Edwards serve some jail time over allegations he broke campaign finance laws caused a collapse in plea negotiations between lawyers for the former presidential candidate and the Justice Department last week.
The former presidential candidate pleads not guilty to charges in alleged mistress cover-up
The former presidential candidate is accused of using political donations to cover up his affair and love child
Former Sen. John Edwards is indicted on felony charges for allegedly giving campaign funds to his mistress.
Former Democratic vice presidential nominee and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and campaign law violations, acknowledging that he had "done wrong," but denying that he broke the law.
John Edwards was once a political golden boy -- successful senator from the South, telegenic, rich trial lawyer, but a spokesman for the poor, elected to the U.S. Senate in his first run for public office.
CNN's Joe Johns explains the findings of a grand jury that investigated the John Edwards campaign sex scandal.
He could be charged with breaking campaign finance laws, but Rielle Hunter "is focusing on [their] daughter"
The Justice Department has authorized prosecutors to bring criminal charges against former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards, sources with knowledge of the investigation confirm to CNN.
A North Carolina judge ruled Friday that one-time presidential candidate John Edwards must testify more in a lawsuit pitting his former mistress against a top Edwards aide, lawyers said.
Elizabeth Edwards left everything to her children, with no mention of her estranged husband, John Edwards, in her will.
More than 1,200 mourners, including hundreds who loved and admired Elizabeth Edwards from a distance, packed a Raleigh church Saturday to pay respects to the activist and estranged wife of a failed aspirant to the presidency.
The wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards is told by doctors that further treatment would be unproductive.
Update: Elizabeth Edwards died at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in her North Carolina. See full coverage here.
Two of former presidential hopeful John Edwards' top aides testified Thursday to a federal grand jury looking into payments from the North Carolina Democrat's campaign to his one-time mistress.
John Edwards's former mistress says she "has not been to Los Angeles in two years"
A "sizable" number of subpoenas have been issued in the investigation of former Sen. John Edwards, his attorney said.
A North Carolina federal jury has issued new subpoenas in the probe of former VP candidate John Edwards.
Rielle Hunter claims there were problems between the politician and his wife, Elizabeth, for years
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A sex tape allegedly showing former Sen. John Edwards survived a fire that torched a North Carolina courthouse on Thursday.
CNN Affiliate WRAL reports a fire broke out at the Chatham County, North Carolina, courthouse Thursday afternoon.
The politician's former mistress talks about their passionate past and uncertain future
"It's absolutely not true," says his rep of reports that Edwards asked his former mistress to marry him
A judge orders Andrew Young to turn over the tape by next week
HLN's Joy Behar talks with former John Edwards aide Andrew Young about his claim he has an Edwards-Hunter sex tape.
A judge ordered an ex-aide to former Sen. John Edwards on Friday to turn over a sex tape said to depict Edwards and his former mistress, an official in a North Carolina court said.
Andrew Young says he turned down "millions" to sell the tape
A new book about former Sen. John Edwards paints him as a cold, calculating and reckless politician willing to deny fathering a daughter, risking his marriage and putting the Democratic Party in potential political jeopardy -- all in the name of trying to win the presidency.
HLN's Joy Behar and panel discuss John Edwards' woes, including reports of an Edwards sex tape.
Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina has admitted that he fathered a girl with his mistress.
Damning new allegations about former Sen. John Edwards' extramarital affair are coming out -- this time, the claims could spell the end of Edwards' political career.
How do politicians fare after admitting sex scandals? CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.
Rielle Hunter, the woman at the center of the John Edwards sex scandal, has been known variously as a spiritual seeker, an aspiring actress, a party girl and a political operative, according to media reports.
A woman who had an affair with former senator John Edwards enters a federal courthouse in North Carolina.
Former Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards talked a campaign aide into claiming he fathered a child born to Edwards' onetime mistress, sources familiar with the issue said Monday.
CNN's Joe Johns and Anderson Cooper discuss the questions revolving around John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter.
A woman who had an affair with former Sen. John Edwards spent the day Thursday at the federal courthouse in Raleigh.
CNN's Larry King sat down with Elizabeth Edwards on Tuesday to discuss her new book, her personal tragedies and the power of resilience.
"That's a complicated question," she tells Oprah when asked if she still loves John Edwards