Report: Edwards sought millions from wealthy 100-year-old donor

One person with knowledge of the request confirmed the amount was in the millions of dollars but was unwilling to discuss why Edwards was seeking the money…

Identified in the criminal indictment against Edwards only as “Person C,” Mellon provided more than $700,000 that the government alleges were unlawful contributions that went to pay the living and medical expenses of Rielle Hunter while Edwards continued his pursuit of the nomination.

Another attorney for Mellon, Alex Forger, has said previously that Mellon was unaware of how her money was being used.

Edwards’ defense team is expected to argue that the money from Mellon was a gift and has blasted the government’s case as “wrong on the facts and wrong on the law.”