Well interesting for sure. Now the AP has made reference to a $14K expenditure from the Edwards campaign to Rielle Hunter to get "100 hours of video she'd shot and left on the proverbial cutting room floor."
Now the questions get interesting. Will the FEC look into this as a possible violation of election laws? Like I said this past weekend, the questions aren't who was doing what to whom and when, it was how it was happening, with what money, etc. This is just the beginning of the questioning by MSM, but the AP clearly is showing some finesse here. Also in the article are questions about when the affair began, which if proved it was earlier than Edwards said a week ago, puts it before he began running for president, which further muckies up the waters.
You can read about the story on CNN.
The story from the AP says:
But the $14,000 payment to Hunter is significant because its source
was Edwards' OneAmerica political action committee, whose expenditures
are governed by U.S. election laws. Willfully converting money from a
political action committee for personal use would have been a federal
An associate of Edwards,
speaking on condition of anonymity, said the $14,000 was paid to Hunter
only after she relinquished about 100 hours of cutting-room floor
videotape excerpts that were not part of four short Web videos she had
produced for Midline Groove Ltd. in 2006.
Legal experts said it was important for Edwards to demonstrate the political action committee wasn't paying Hunter merely to keep quiet about the affair.
Interesting. Though I must point out, this is another Friday into Saturday story.