Sure enough, as predicted, Hunter is refusing to allow a DNA test to be performed on her daughter.
Rielle Hunter's lawyer, Robert Gordon, says his client is a private individual who is not running for public office and that she wishes to maintain the privacy of her and her daughter.
"Rielle is therefore making no statement now or in the future," Gordon said in a statement. "Furthermore, Rielle will not participate in DNA testing or any other invasion of her or her daughter's privacy now or in the future."
Edwards can deny he is the father of Hunter's baby until he is blue in the face, but no one will believe him at this point because he denied the affair as well until everybody knew about it and he was exposed publicly by the National Enquirer....we all know now his declarations of it all being "tabloid trash" were nothing more than lies.
The Chicago Tribune points a couple of things:
In a statement Edwards issued Friday, he pointed to another man as "the apparent father." And although Edwards did not identify the other man, a lawyer for Andrew Young, a longtime but little-known confidant, said his client is the father. Young, 42, was described by acquaintances as an unassuming family man from North Carolina who developed a loyalty to Edwards.
But adding to the mystery, it has been reported by The Charlotte Observer that no father is listed on the child's birth certificate.
Late last year, amid tabloid reports Edwards had fathered Hunter's child, Young issued the statement that the baby was his. He quit his position with Edwards and, with financial help from a wealthy Edwards supporter, Frederick Baron, packed up his family and went into hiding.
A little more about his "admission" on ABC News' Nightline as well, comes from a surprising source, the very liberal Huffington Post, who obtained emails from Hunter which show that Edwards may have also lied through those pretty teeth in the interview that he was supposedly coming clean in.
Asked by correspondent Bob Woodruff to detail the beginnings of his romantic relationship, he said that it started after Hunter was hired to direct a series of documentary films for his One America Committee.WOODRUFF: When you hired Ms. Hunter, that was back in 2006, the committee hired in July 2006, paid her $114,000 to make films for you... Uh was the affair going on when you hired her?
EDWARDS: No. No. And again, I always said this to you, I don't think I'm going to go through the details of this, I already did it with Elizabeth-- uh, she was hired to come in and produce films and that's the reason she was hired.
WOODRUFF: But this had nothing to do with the fact that you were having an affair with her?
EDWARDS: Same answer. Same answer -- no I did not.
WOODRUFF: So you hired her before it even started?
EDWARDS: That is correct.
A review of political action committee payments, contemporaneous reporting, and emails obtained by the Huffington Post reveal this statement to be false.
The Huffpo writer points out, emails "sent by Hunter suggest that her romance with Edwards was in full bloom that spring. In early April, Hunter wrote about a trip she had taken to North Carolina to see the man whom she affectionately referred to as 'my love lips.'
A week later she wrote another email in which she described the mental anguish of "being in love with a (still somewhat dysfunctional) married man."
So much for his highly touted "confession" being anywhere near honest.
The fact is he got caught with his pants down (figuratively)and went on the news to admit what everybody already knew, then he proceeded to lie about everything else.
Just as his denials last October did, these denials about the baby and about the timing of the start of the affair, this little conveniently timed "refusal" to let the baby be DNA tested, will only keep the door open to this story until the National Enquirer (who had sources that were spot on in many areas) busts him on this as well.
I say the National Enquirer because although the MSM has finally jumped on this story, they were completely irresponsible in doing any actual investigating until it hit them in the head like a shovel, so I doubt they will put any real legwork into finding out the truth of the timing of the affairs beginning, nor the paternity of the baby.
If Edwards was not going to come clean about everything, he might as well have kept his mouth shut because all he did is create a firestorm in the news that is not going away and he handed everyone a whole new set of questions to dig into.
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