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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-05-12 06:18 AM
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More proof that Bunny Mellon intended to make gifts, not campaign donations.
Forger testified that he discovered Mellon was sending funds to an interior decorator friend, who would endorse the checks so they would go into the account of the wife of Andrew Young, a top Edwards aide. Cheri Young confirmed this scenario, in her earlier testimony.

The lawyer said he'd told the now 101-year-old Mellon -- after she called to ask him, "How do you write a $175,000 check?" -- that she could give such an amount as a personal gift to Edwards, but not to his campaign given campaign finance restrictions.



http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/04/politics/john-edwards-tri...

As an aside:

Andrew Young, moreover, admitted during questioning he used some donations were for he and his family's benefit -- including to fund construction of a home that included a pool and a theater.


Same source.

I wonder if Mellon and Edwards both knew Young was using that money for himself? Was it blackmail?

Finally, "he and his family's benefit" Good lord. How low IS the bar for reporters at CNN? That may be one of te worst grammatical errors I've ever seen from an alleged writer.

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