The Justice Department has dropped all remaining charges against John Edwards. The former U.S. senator and former Democrat nominee for Vice President was charged with several felonies. Shockingly, felonious narcissism was not one of them.
Last month, a jury in North Carolina deadlocked on five counts and found him not guilty on one. The Justice Department won’t retry him.
Some immediate reaction to the news.
Department of Justice will not seek a new trial for former presidential candidate John Edwards. #cbsphilly
— Chris May (@chrismayCBS3) June 13, 2012
I wonder how much John Edwards paid the judge with all that campaign money he stole.
— Mikey Rox (@mikeyrox) June 13, 2012
"We knew that this case – like all campaign finance cases – would be challenging": DOJ chief Lanny Breuer on not retrying John Edwards
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) June 13, 2012
— Weston Burleson (@Weston_B) June 13, 2012
Oh, good: the Justice Department just made sure that John Edwards stays an issue for the '12 NC battleground. Thanks, Dem back-scratchers!
— Moe Lane (@moelane) June 13, 2012
DOJ finally sees the light, drops John Edwards case. Can we drop the Roger Clemens case too?
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 13, 2012
RT @GayPatriot: BREAKING: John Edwards gets off again.
— CatsPolitics (@CatsPolitics) June 13, 2012
#iNews9k BREAKING: John Edwards is a man of no convictions.
— David Gow (@WiselinePRT) June 13, 2012
However, forevermore we'll all know you're a douche. “@ethanklapper: John Edwards: You're officially off the hook.”
— Kristen Phillips (@grammarish) June 13, 2012
Yesterday, Edwards was shopping and chilling. No worries!
I just met John Edwards in j. Crew. pic.twitter.com/8VCji0gb
— Devin Akers (@D_akers) June 5, 2012
Two J. Crew-y Americas! That’s your former nominee, Democrats. Nice going.