If you want to see an example of the federal government totally out of control in a colossal waste of taxpayer time and money, you need look no farther than Greensboro, North Carolina….
Because a federal courtroom in Greensboro is where the trial of John Edwards gets underway today.
Yes, today, when the Supreme Court allows corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns – and do so anonymously.
Today, when, because of Citizens United, individuals like Foster Friess and Sheldon Adelson can single-handedly bankroll Super Pac’s with millions and millions of dollars…And nobody makes a peep about it…
The Department of Justice, instead, is trying to convict John Edwards for money that two of his supporters gave his mistress, back in 2007 and 2008, when he was running for president.
That’s right. This is money that two of his supporters, to help him out, gave – not to his campaign, but to Rielle Hunter – to keep her happy and keep her quiet. It’s third-party money to another third-party, with no connection to his campaign or his personal bank account – yet, if convicted, Edwards – whose political career was destroyed long ago – could go to prison for 30 years.
This whole trial is insane. Why is the Obama Administration behind it?
That’s my parting shot for today.