Trial Over

Edwards: ‘I’m Responsible for My Sins’

Disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards spoke on the courthouse steps after a federal judge in North Carolina declared a mistrial in the campaign-funds corruption case against him. The jury acquitted Edwards on one count and remained deadlocked on the five other counts against the former senator, the judge therefore declaring a mistrial on those counts. In his remarks, Edwards thanked the jurors and said, “While I do not believe I did anything illegal … I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong and no one else is responsible for my sins.” He also acknowledged and thanked all of his children, including his child with Rielle Hunter, saying, “My precious Quinn, who I love more than any of you can ever imagine, [who] I am so close to, so, so grateful for.”