Politics & Government

Lawyer: Edwards won't comment on ex-girlfriend's child

RALIEGH, N.C. — Wade Smith, one of John Edwards' attorneys, said Friday that he and his client will be making no statement today and have no plans to make a statement regarding Rielle Hunter's child.

Media reports quoting anonymous sources circulated Friday saying that Edwards was planning to acknowledge that he is the father of Hunter's baby, Francis Quinn. Edwards has previously said he and Hunter had an affair.

"No statement is planned," Smith said. "We have no sort of schedule or timetable."

Hunter appeared before a federal grand jury last week. Edwards, a former presidential hopeful, is under investigation by a grand jury regarding whether he inappropriately spent campaign money to hush rumors of his affair.

Edwards eventually withdrew from the Democratic nomination for president.

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