GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A former policy adviser to John Edwards has testified about the candidate's political ambitions despite his crumbling campaign for the White House.
Leo Hindery is expected to be one of the last witnesses to testify for the prosecution before they rest their case Thursday. Prosecutors are not expected to call Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, to the stand.
Hindery's testimony is key because prosecutors are trying to show Edwards still had political ambitions after his campaign was winding down in January 2008. Hindery says Edwards was trying to get Barack Obama's campaign to tap him as a vice presidential candidate.
Prosecutors say Edwards masterminded a plan to use secret payments from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress during his 2008 campaign. Edwards has pleaded not guilty.
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