Report: John Edwards Could Admit To Being Father Of Rielle Hunter’s Child

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August 13, 2009 1:44 p.m.

The CBS affiliate in Raleigh, WRAL-TV, reports that sources close to John Edwards expect the ex-Senator and former presidential candidate to admit that he is indeed the father of his former mistress Rielle Hunter’s child.

It’s unclear exactly when he would admit this, but the station’s sources said it could occur before the end of the current criminal investigation into whether Edwards illegally paid Hunter money from his campaign. The central allegation is that hush money was funneled to Hunter in order to keep her from revealing the affair.

Edwards admitted in the summer of 2008 that he did in fact have the affair with Hunter, but strongly denied that he was the father of her child. Hunter had previously stated that the father of her child was a former Edwards staffer, Andrew Young.

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