Was the John Edwards Trial a Waste of Taxpayer Money?
Thursday, Judge Catherine Eagles declared a mistrial in the John Edwards corruption case after jurors found him not guilty on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions, but remained deadlocked on the five other counts. So, was the whole trial a waste of taxpayer money?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighed in on Fox and Friends, who conceded that the trial was a “tremendous waste of time.”
“Obviously Senator Edwards has moral qualities that none of us want to aspire to, but that’s for the Lord to decide at a later time what his punishment is,” Johnson said.
He doesn’t believe that the case will be retried given that it is “in many ways an embarrassment to the federal government and the Department of Justice.” He continued saying that the charges shouldn’t have been brought in the first place because “the Federal Election Commission has said in the past that the type of conduct that Senator Edwards and others engaged in was permissible.”