First time John and Elizabeth Edwards pictured together with Rielle Hunter at End of Dec 2006

Photo: John Edwards Scandal Photo: John and Elizabeth Edwards with Rielle Hunter Dec 30, 2006.

[ELIZABETH EDWARDS, JOHN EDWARDS together with RIELLE HUNTER (in background, holding video camera above head). Taken December 30, 2006 at “Edwards Hometown Rally, Chapel Hill, NC.]

Photo Places John, Elizabeth Edwards, Rielle Hunter Together on Dec 30, 2006

The story John Edwards presented one week ago, August 8, on ABC’s Nightline has been falling apart.

It’s completely demolished with this photo just obtained by DBKP. It also raises new questions about how much Elizabeth Edwards knew about the affair and when.

From John Edwards’ August 8 statement:

In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs. I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public. When a supermarket tabloid told a version of the story, I used the fact that the story contained many falsities to deny it. But being 99 percent honest is no longer enough.

I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices, and I had hoped that it would never become public. With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006 and today I take full responsibility publicly. But that misconduct took place for a short period in 2006. It ended then.

The above statement was released to the press hours before John Edwards appeared on Nightline to “confess” his involvement in an affair with Rielle Hunter.

Edwards disappeared from public view after a July 30 speech in Washington, D.C., where he had to evade reporters seeking to question him about the his confrontation with reporters from the National Enquirer.

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[Background information: 90 DBKP stories on the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter scandal since December: The John Edwards Love Child Scandal Library.]

Edwards had been caught on July 22 by The National Enquirer’s reporters attempting to leave the Beverly Hilton after meeting with Rielle Hunter and their daughter, Frances Quinn Hunter.

He would be secluded for ten days–until the August 8 statement and Nightline appearance.

One assumes that his wife, Elizabeth–according to many reports “a smart attorney”–had seen John Edwards’ statement before he released it to the press.

Edwards said that “With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006”. The above photo was taken on December 30, 2006. In attendance at the event were also Edwards’ three children, who took the stage with Elizabeth Edwards at one point, as well as John Edwards’ parents, Wallace and Bobbie Edwards.

As Patricia, the reader who sent DBKP the above photo–as well as other photos–observed: “If Edwards had discussed his affair with his family and they had begun their “healing process” in 2006, it was not evident on December 30. They must have had a very busy New Year’s Eve.”

The reader has licensed the photos to DBKP to be shown with the original story.

The photo raises questions about what Mickey Kaus called yesterday, the “alternate, third possibility” of Elizabeth Edwards’ deeper involvement with the cover up of the affair.

Continue reading: John Edwards Scandal Photo: John and Elizabeth Edwards with Rielle Hunter Dec 30, 2006 – Exclusive DBKP Photo!

by Mondoreb

Source: John Edwards Scandal Photo: John and Elizabeth Edwards with Rielle Hunter Dec 30, 2006 – Exclusive DBKP Photo!

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