Sept. 28 - Oct. 5, 2006: Hunter travels to Uganda with Edwards on a trip sponsored by the International Rescue Committee. Young claims Hunter tells him they spent every night together and Edwards told Hunter he loved her. Upon returning home, Edwards's "secret" cell phone, which Young and Edwards called "the bat phone," rings and Elizabeth answers and hears a woman talking amorously to her husband, but does not know who it is. The Edwards, according to Young, fight and Elizabeth insists that her husband call the woman back and end the affair. Elizabeth does not know who was on the phone because for several months after that, Rielle's name is on the daily schedule traveling with the senator, according to Young.
Late 2006: Hunter, who was still the official videographer for Edwards, accompanies him to his Center on Poverty at UNC and then to his home, since Elizabeth was away. Hunter meets Edwards' parents and children and interviews them on camera for a "webisode." At an intimate dinner, Hunter and Edwards, according to Young, "kept on talking about once Elizabeth was gone, this is the way it should be, this is the way it is. This is after several hours of wine -- cuddling together -- just me and the two of them."
Young says Rielle talked about plans for a rooftop wedding in New York. "Their favorite song was called 'Steady as We Go,' by Dave Matthews Band, and that was their song. And according to Edwards, he was gonna get them to come and play at his wedding, after he was President," said Young. Hunter later tells the Youngs that they "they made love in John and Elizabeth's bed."
Dec. 28, 2006: Edwards officially announces his 2008 presidential run New Orleans. Elizabeth does not accompany her husband, but Hunter does and spends the night with him at the Loews Hotel. Hunter tells Young that she felt like Edwards' "First Lady" that night. Hunter also accompanies Edwards on his multi-state announcement tour that culminates in a rally at Southern Village (Chapel Hill) in front of Edwards' Headquarters.
Dec. 30, 2006: Elizabeth comes face to face with Hunter at the rally at Southern Village. Hunter is fired within a day or two of that encounter. Edwards tells Young Elizabeth kept him up all night fighting about Hunter. Young later finds out that Edwards told his wife he had a one night affair with Hunter, who then started to have an affair with Young. "Elizabeth felt my affairs had cost them the election and their reputation," says Young. "She completely forced me out of their lives," he adds.
March 20, 2007: Edwards rushes home from Iowa because Elizabeth's cancer has returned and has spread to her bones. Hunter is upset with Edwards because it is her birthday and he cancels his birthday celebration.
March 22, 2007. Edwards publicly announces his wife's cancer had returned, but that the campaign will go on.
April 2007:. Young continues to facilitate meetings between Hunter and Edwards.
April 11, 2007: Elizabeth leaves Young an angry voicemail saying she wants every single number he has.
"Andrew, I am tired of playing games with you. I want every single number, every single person ... We will not need you to have them. Every single number. And if that's not clear to you ... and if you dare, you can call John." Young believes Elizabeth was looking for Hunter's contact information.