Ex-Aide’s Wife: Edwards Knew

    Cheri Young, right, talks with her husband Andrew Young inside a Chatham County courtroom in Pittsboro, N.C., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 as they wait for a hearing over over a "private" videotape authored by the candidate's mistress.   (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

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    Cheri Young, the wife of Andrew Young, John Edwards’s former aide, testified Monday that the former presidential candidate told them it was legal to take funds to pay off Rielle Hunter, Edwards’s mistress. Both Youngs are considered crucial witnesses in the case to prove that Edwards used $1.2 million in donations to hide his mistress, then pregnant with their child, as he contended for the presidency in 2008. Andrew Young testified last week under an immunity agreement, and admitted that he kept about $1 million of the $1.2 million, which Edwards’s defense team has claimed went to building the Young family’s dream house.

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