May 2009: A federal grand jury in Raleigh, N.C. begins investigating whether any crimes were committed in connection with campaign lawyers in an effort to conceal Edwards' affair with Hunter. According to Joe Sinsheimer, a Democratic political consultant, the heart of the criminal case is "did John Edwards and Andrew Young orchestrate two political donors to finance Rielle Hunter's lifestyle and -- and perhaps put up as much as a million dollars to move her around the country and try to keep this secret from the national press."
Summer 2009: The Youngs see the Edwardses at a baseball game both their sons were playing in. The families do not speak to or acknowledge each other. Cheri videotapes the game and has video of Edwards coaching first base.
July 1, 2009: Andrew Young testifies for nine hours before a federal grand jury investigating possible misuse of Edwards' campaign funds.
Aug. 6, 2009 Hunter is seen entering the federal courthouse for her testimony before the grand jury. She is carrying her baby in and out of the courthouse.
January 20, 2010: Andrew and Cheri Young sit down with ABC News' Bob Woodruff for their first and exclusive interview that will air on January 29th on "20/20."
January 21, 2010: Edwards releases a bombshell statement admitting paternity of his love child, which he had previously denied in an exclusive interview with Bob Woodruff in August 2008.
"It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue providing support in the future," said Edwards in his statement.
Statement from Edwards' Attorneys Wade M. Smith, James P. Cooney III:
"While we have not had an opportunity to view the interview or read the book, we urge extreme caution by everyone involved. From media reports, it is obvious that there are many allegations which are simply false. It appears that Andrew Young is primarily motivated by financial gain and media attention."
Statement from Elizabeth Edwards:
From a spokesperson for Elizabeth Edwards: "Elizabeth is moving on with her life and wants to put this difficult chapter behind her. It was an excruciatingly painful period for her and she no interest in rehashing the past. Based on the limited portions of the book that have been made available, it is clear it contains many falsehoods and exaggerations. She will not engage in a dialogue on each of the false charges, but would like to set the record straight on two key points. First, the allegation that she sought to politicize her cancer is unconscionable, hurtful and patently false. Second, she believed Andrew Young to be the father of this child until her husband confessed his paternity to her this past summer. She will have nothing further to say."
Statement from Lisa Blue Baron, Fred Baron:
Abbe Lowell, who has been a friend of Fred Baron's and Lisa Blue's for 25 years and has also served as Fred Baron's attorney in the past stated: