Donald Trump is the first former U.S. president to be charged with a crime. But a decade ago, John Edwards was charged in a case involving a hush-money payment made during his presidential run. Here’s how the two cases compare.
One of the central questions in both cases: Is the money really a campaign donation?
0:00 Democrat John Edwards stood trial for money and gifts given to his mistress
0:36 A look at John Edwards’ political sex scandal
3:05 Former president Donald Trump’s hush-money scandal
4:03 How Edwards’ case unfolded
4:27 What could happen to Trump?
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