Out of Hiding

Rielle Hunter Visits Grand Jury

In the middle of proceedings over John Edwards' campaign finances on Thursday, the grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina got a special visit: from Edwards' former mistress and campaign aide, Rielle Hunter. She walked into the federal courthouse through the back entrance, holding a child. Andrew Young, another Edwards aide who has claimed that he is the child's father, appeared at the courthouse last month. Edwards' team paid Hunter's video production company $100,000 for her work in 2006—and then another $14,086 in 2007—and he now faces a federal investigation for campaign spending.