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Rielle Hunter's Missing Videos of John Edwards

John Edwards admits he had an affair with Rielle Hunter, a videographer who filmed several "Webisodes" for his One America PAC before he officially announced his presidential bid in late 2007.

As Huffington Post reported on Sept. 26, 2007 however, many of the videos were no longer available online.

One day later, the YouTube channel MissingVideos posted some of the "Webisodes" that show Edwards in action during his One America days, stating that "Sometimes things go missing from the Internet. Usually they pop back up."

Here's the first "Webisode" directed by Rielle Hunter, called "Plane Truths." In it Edwards says that the Webisodes, which required filming his every move, "has the potential of changing the way people do this in a very good way."

"Golden Rule" includes some candid moments with his One America staff as they travel to a "Wake Up Wal-Mart" rally in Pittsburgh. Towards the end, Edwards pokes fun at Hunter for a fall she took while filming him. "Graceful cameragirl," he calls her.

Two other videos show an Edwards visit to Uganda, and behind the scenes footage from an appearance on "The Daily Show."

The former presidential candidate and senator met Hunter at a New York City bar in 2006 and news reports say she earned $114,000 for her video productions.

-- Ed O'Keefe, with reporting by The Post's Lucy Shackleford and Lois Romano

By Ed O'Keefe |  August 8, 2008; 4:52 PM ET
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Posted by: edzone | August 8, 2008 7:19 PM

You know, you have to face it, he is so handsome and chrismatic that it is a wonder there weren't more than one scandal haunting him. Look what we left Kennedy get away with right under our noses, yet, we thought he was a GREAT President and human being. Standards sure can change fast. I STILL think Edwards would have made a GREAT vice president. How about you? He has said he doesn't love this other woman, he still deeply loves his wife, Elizabeth. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I guess, from all the missives being thrown, we have a heap of pious people amonst us being corrupted by the masses of sinners that are the rest of us.

Posted by: Besscannon | August 10, 2008 12:27 PM

Besscannon, I agree with you. Our society is absolutely obsessed these days with sensationalism (voyeurism as Ms. Edwards put it). If she can forgive and heal, so can the rest of us, and put this indiscretion in the trashcan with the rest of the actions of the not-so-holy religious people that now seem to occupy every level of government. Where do you draw the line here? It's okay to lie, steal, cheat, bend the envelope beyond elastic limits, frequent the rub and tug parlors across from the Capital Mall, send natty emails to interns, lead hosts of people from the pulpit and go have phone sex, etc. etc. All is forgiven, perhaps, but never forgotten. Deniability is the first defense. Edwards saved us all a lot of embarrassment by coming clean with the whole deal, even after the initial denials (which seem to be the standard for BOTH parties on these kinds of actions). Moral weakness? Is it any weaker than staging a war, following a mandated script to eliminate a dictator, killing innocents with collateral damage, blowing up and murdering children? Or worse yet, raping the economic fabric of the country to support dictatorial regimes the world over? Millions and millions of dollars that could be pouring into the pockets of men, women, and children here are being drained offshore -- millions and millions of dollars, which, if it had be applied to the initial question of alternative energy sources in the first place might (and I use the term advisedly) have made a difference for millions of people...if you're talking moral imperative here, I say leave people's personal business to be worked out among themselves, and restore the ethical oversights to the political processes where they belong.

Posted by: LRLine | August 11, 2008 12:22 PM

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