Prosecutors Won’t Call Rielle Hunter

    Former presidential candidate and Sen. John Edwards and his daughter Cate Edwards arrive at a federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Edwards is accused of conspiring to secretly obtain more than $900,000 from two wealthy supporters to hide his extramarital affair with Rielle Hunter as well as her pregnancy. He has pleaded not guilty to six charges related to violations of campaign finance laws. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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    Federal prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case on Thursday against John Edwards, but one person in particular is missing from the witness list: Rielle Hunter, the woman at the center of the case. Legal experts have said prosecutors should not call Edwards’s former mistress, who is the mother of his four-year-old daughter, unless she can directly link the money Edwards gave her to donations from two wealthy donors, Fred Baron and Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. Defense attorneys are expected to ask Judge Catherine Eagles to dismiss the charges after the government wraps up its case.

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