An aide who traveled with John Edwards during 2005 and 2006 testified on Wednesday morning that he cautioned his boss on more than one occasion about Rielle Hunter, the woman who would become Edwards’ mistress and the source of his political downfall.
Josh Brumberger, now 33, recounted meeting Hunter in a New York hotel bar when she came to the table where he, Edwards and others were having drinks. Curious about her background, he did a Google search that turned up her personal Web site.
Brumberger did not like what he found. “Specifically, there was a lot of sex, drugs and rock and roll and a lot of astrology,” Brumberger said. “I’m pretty certain I told Mr. Edwards that Ms. Hunter looked a little nutty. I believe he agreed.” More from the trial's Day 8.