In 2008, the National Enquirer exposed the extramarital affair between John Edwards and Rielle Hunter and the child the couple had during their relationship.
Although Edwards eventually came clean, he initially adamantly denied the affair and that he fathered the couple's daughter.
After accusations surfaced about Edwards using campaign money to support Rielle during the 2008 presidential race, Edwards' political career was permanently damaged and his marriage to a then-cancer stricken Elizabeth Edwards was broken.
In her new book, "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me," Rielle Hunter tells her side of the story.
Hunter joins Starting Point this morning to discuss the affair and to respond to the fierce criticism she's received about her decision to write the tell-all book.
Kerry/Edwards Campaign finance director Bridget Siegel on the possible future for John Edwards after the mistrial.
Melanie Sloan, executive director for the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, explains the issues central to John Edwards' trial and weighs in on Andrew Young's credibility as the prosecution's key witness.
Criminal defense attorney Joe Tacipina on how the John Edwards trial could change the definition of election finance law.