Accepting more money from people who also have contributed to your political campaign, in order to have money to pay off your pregnant girlfriend is not a violation of the campaign finance laws. It's other things, but not that. And that's what happened, but Edwards and his big-time hot-shot defense team are too stupid to admit that that's what happened. Whether Edwards asked them for the money to pay her off or whether one of his staffers did, either at Edwards' request or on his/her own initiative, doesn't matter. He got money from his buddies to pay off his pregnant girl friend, period.