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ABC’s Brian Ross: John Edwards Faces ‘Day Of Reckoning’

The fast-moving investigation into former presidential candidate John Edwards and charges he orchestrated an elaborate coverup of his affair with campaign worker Rielle Hunter will soon reach a “day of reckoning,” ABC’s investigative correspondent Brian Ross on Good Morning America. A federal grand jury has been investigating Edwards, and a decision could come soon on whether Edwards will face criminal charges. “The moment of truth does seem to be fast approaching for Edwards,” said Ross on GMA Friday.

Ross says the grand jury has completed its investigation–which included testimony for Hunter and former campaign aide Andrew Young–and should announce its decision by the end of the month. Young has told ABC’s Bob Woodruff that Edwards was fully involved in the coverup at every level, and shared voicemail messages from Edwards that connect the former Democratic vice presidential candidate to the coverup effort.

Ross said Edwards has hired one of Washington’s best-known lawyers, Greg Craig, in an effort–perhaps–to cut a deal and avoid jail time.

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