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Rielle Hunter Received Financial Assistance from Edwards Staffer

Fred Baron, a Dallas attorney and the former Chairman of John Edwards' campaign finance committee, has admitted to conveying payments to Rielle Hunter and Andrew Young

The Dallas Morning News reporting:

Dallas lawyer Fred Baron told The Dallas Morning News today that he paid relocation and housing expenses for the woman that former presidential candidate John Edwards has confessed to having an affair with.

Mr. Baron, who was chairman of Mr. Edwards' presidential campaign finance committee, said he paid money for Rielle Hunter to move from North Carolina to another location.

He said she and another campaign aide, Andrew Young, who claimed paternity of Ms. Hunter's child, were being dogged by tabloid reporters who believed she had an affair with Mr. Edwards and fathered the child.

Mr. Baron would not say how much money he provided for the couple's move. He said Mr. Edwards did not know about the arrangement.

"The money was purely and simply to get them out of North Carolina and to get them into a stable place," he said. "They were unable to afford a second home. It was to give them the ability to live somewhere where they wouldn't be harassed."

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Comments (2)

codekeyguy:

Now, THAT'S a real friend. Goodness of his heart, and all that.

Lee Ward[TypeKey Profile Page]:

I don't know if the funds given to Hunter and Young was money from the campaign or not. I think that matters. If it's campaign money its harder to believe that Edwards didn't know about it, but he may not have.


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