Cate Edwards Leaves John Edwards Trial in Tears

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Cate Edwards, the daughter of John Edwards, had to leave his trial on federal campaign violation charges yesterday after some upsetting revelations.

She walked out of the courtroom, crying, as a witness started to describe an argument between her parents after a tabloid reported her dad's affair.

The former U.S. Senator faces charges of illegally using campaign contributions to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter while running for president.

Cate Edwards in Court

Former Edwards aide Christina Reynolds testified about the day in 2007 when John and Elizabeth Edwards learned of the National Enquirer's report.

They were at the airport, and "Elizabeth was very upset... She was very vocal," Reynolds said. "She stormed off and collapsed into a ball in the parking lot."

After aides helped Elizabeth Edwards get back to her feet and led her to a nearby restroom, "She seemed a little calmer," said Reynolds, "then stormed out of the bathroom and tried to engage Mr. Edwards."

In an emotional outburst, Elizabeth reportedly told her husband, "You don't see me any more," and tore off her shirt and bra on the spot.

John Edwards "didn't have much of a reaction."

Elizabeth Edwards died in 2010 at age 61 after a long battle with breast cancer. Shortly before she passed, she left John, though they never divorced.

John denied, adamantly, that he had an affair with Hunter, though he was later forced to admit it ... as well as the fact that he fathered her love child.

This was all too much for their daughter to take yesterday. After a brief recess, Cate Edwards, 30, a lawyer, returned to the courtroom.

John Edwards, 58, faces up to 30 years in prison and up to $1.5 million in fines if convicted of the charges, which he adamantly denies.

He admits myriad personal shortcomings, but denies diverting nearly a million dollars in campaign funds illegally for the Hunter cover-up.

Former aide Andrew Young, who says he facilitated the cover-up, said Edwards called her a crazy slut when he learned Rielle was pregnant.

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I don't understand why John Edwards is considered to be so handsome. I don't think he is. But his lack of character is more important than his looks. These politicians are hypocritical sleaze-bags. His poor wife was so vulnerable when she was ill with cancer, and how can his children respect him after the way he treated their mother.

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What goes around comes around. His children can visit him in jail

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I hope Cate will stand by Emma Claire and Jack as they will need her as he is not a father to them. He has done nothing to help but give them grieve. Reille Hunter should pay back all the money she got from him and only get child support. Ditch her as she is big trouble and a crazy woman. The children will not have anything to do with her so he better listen to them. God Bless his children and his parents to have to put up with this mess.

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DEMOCRATS ALWAYS TRY TO BEAT THE SYSTEM. NOW IT'S OUT, THAT OBAMA, SAID HE WAS A FOREIGN CITIZEN, IN ORDER, NOT TO PAY FOR ENROLLMENT, IN AN AMERICAN COLLEGE. OR HE TOLD THE TRUTH BACK THEN, AND DIDN'T TELL THE RECENTLY, TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY. IMPEACH, THE CLOWN.

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I disagree that she should stay in his life because her mother taught her to have manners. He is still denying the truth and doesn't deserve her support. John is "the slut" in my opinion. Rielle is a low-integrity opportunist. I hope both of them experience the karma of their actions at some point in their life. The "me me me" narcissism in this mess is heartbreaking. Poor children, all of them.

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I have to commend Cate's choice to stand by her father. You don't choose your family and she still has her younger siblings to look after. I personally think it would be better for them to have a present douchebag father than a father in jail after enduring the scandal and their mother's death. I can't imagine what she is going through but she is being so adult about it, it kills me. I'm sure she has been or probably still is furious with her dad but thats's love. unconditional. I have some VERY STRONG opinions about Edwards that I don't have the time or inclination to express but Cate, you are truly your mother's daughter.

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John doesn't want anything to do with Hunter anyway now she has helped ruin his life and family.All Hunter has now is John's child out of wedlock and there is no telling how many other women John has been with-there you go!

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There is a special place in hell for someone like john edwards

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Sorry too, Cate. But take your lessons from your mom. She tried to stand by your dad's side too.

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Cate, you do not deserve this from your crazy father.

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