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article imageEdwards aid says he should return campaign donations

By Michael Bearak     Feb 3, 2010 in Politics
A confidante of John Edwards, who has subsequently turned on his former boss has now come out and said that Edwards should return campaign contributions that Edwards has collected.
Andrew Young was once a close confidante of John Edwards. Their children played together, the families vacationed together and then when the true John Edwards came out he turned on his old boss.
Young's book "The Politician" came out Wednesday is considered to be a salacious tell all about the former North Carolina senator and two-time presidential candidate.
Young has come forward now and said that Edwards should return the $100 million he raised over the past decade. According to campaign finance records Edwards raised along the lines of $100 million between his run to become a senator and two failed runs for president. According to his year-end filings only about $3.5 million is left.
An attorney for Edwards released a statement saying that Young's book is just a bunch of made-up allegations and that Young is just driven for the financial gains from the book.
When asked about Edwards' comments Young called it the pot calling the kettle black.
The juiciest tidbit seems to be a "sex tape" between Edwards and his former mistress, whom he fathered a child with, Rielle Hunter.
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During his round of interviews promoting the book young told ABC's "The View" that he can't return the tape because a federal grand jury has subpoenaed a copy of it. Hunter has filed court papers seeking the return of the tape.
Contrary to rumors where the sex tape may be sold to the highest bidder last month. Yong told "The View's" co-host Barbara Walters, "I have a copy of [the] tape in a lock box. I have no plans to ever use...if we had wanted to do something with the stupid tape, I would have sold it."
In an interview for Alan Colmes' radio show on Tuesday Young stated that Edwards had a number of affairs and that his wife, Elizabeth, knew about "some of them."
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