Raleigh, N.C. — Sources have told WRAL News that they expect former U.S. Sen. John Edwards to admit that he is the father of his former mistress’ 18-month-old daughter.
Edwards, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, confessed last August to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, who served as a videographer on Edwards’ 2008 campaign. He has denied fathering her daughter, saying his relationship with Hunter ended before the child was conceived.
The name of the girl’s father isn’t disclosed on her birth certificate.
Andrew Young, a long-time Edwards aide, initially claimed to be the father of Hunter’s child, but he is reportedly writing a book in which he will claim Edwards is the father.
Sources said Edwards’ public admission could come before the end of the criminal investigation.
I’m trying to figure out why he didn’t make this admission when he first confessed to the affair? I mean, at that point his political career was pretty much over – why not go all the way? Then again, as I’ve noted numerous times before, this man is a slick pathological liar and will dodge and weave and lie on just about any issue.
I wish his illegitimate young daughter the best life has to offer. Hopefully she’ll never know how hard her father tried to deny the fact that she was his.
Cross-posted to the Public Secrets blog, where I am guestblogging for the vacationing Anthony this week.