John Edwards is claiming he didn't mean to break any laws. He wants sympathy based on the fact his children have lost their mother. He wasn't thinking that way when he was causing her stress by cheating on her and bringing another child into this world while they were married.
Now, that the government has decided to look into how he has spent campaign funds, he wants to declare his innocence. He is not innocent. He is guilt, completely guilty and should be charged with every count that applies to his illegal actions.
Whether he is found guilty or not is another story. Folk are allowed to get away with so much these days. I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't given some sort of pass. I feel sorry for his children who will have to endure the pain of losing both parents if he is convicted. What a raunchy way to live your life. He should have been smarter.