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The latest nugget from the seemingly never-ending John Edward campaign finance trial: A former campaign donor testified that he warned the Obama campaign back in 2008 that Edwards was not administration material given the likelihood the rumors about his affair with Rielle Hunter were true.
The Associated Press reports that Chapel Hill businessman Tim Toben told the court Tuesday that he found it "astonishing" when Edwards told him over a swanky dinner that he aspired to become Obama’s running mate or nab a Cabinet position, despite the scandal surrounding him at the time.
Toben said that after the dinner, he called up an Obama campaign official and warned against taking Edwards in. "I thought he betrayed the trust of the people he spoke for," he said of his disillusionment with the former North Carolina senator turned White House hopeful.
Toben also testified that he once drove Hunter to a late-night flight as she was fleeing tabloid reporters, and that he once found a photo of the former senator, signed "I love you, John," in her belongings.
The hits didn't stop coming there: Toben also said that he and former aide Andrew Young had become so disillusioned with Edwards that they once joked about how much money they could make from selling the sex tape between Edwards and Hunter, ABC News reports.