‘Nightline’ Daily Line, May 10: John Edwards Prosecution Uses ‘Nightline’ Interview in Court

By ABC News

May 10, 2012 9:40am

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Welcome to the “Nightline’s” live blog, where the staff share interesting tidbits throughout the day.

9:08 p.m. ET: ABC News has learned that the missing girls, who fugitive Adam Mayes was accused of kidnapping, have been found alive.

5:12 p.m. ET: The last thing jurors in the John Edwards trial saw today before the prosecution rested was video from a “Nightline” interview that show Edwards lying.

As the prosecution wrapped up their case, the state used the last 15 minutes or so to play most of ABC’s Bob Woodruff’s interview with Edwards, in which the former presidential hopeful admitted to having an affair with Rielle Hunter. The interview, which originally aired on “Nightline” in August 2008, was the first time Edwards publicly admitted that Hunter was his mistress, but denied fathering her child.

Edwards was in the courtroom, watching himself on the video as it played.

Watch the 2008 interview here:

4:40 p.m. ET: In the latest twist in a saga that has only grown stranger by the day, Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite in Congress, now says she is withdrawing her dual citizenship from Switzerland.

Um. OK.

1:49 p.m. ET: The Internet was on fire after Time magazine tweeted a photo of this week’s cover featuring Los Angeles mother Jamie Lynne Grumet nursing her 3-year-old son, who reaches her breast with the help of a chair.

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The cover story is about “attachment parenting,” or mothers who feel their child’s needs are met when they are attached to them as much as humanly possible. “Nightline” interviewed actress Mayim Bialik about her practice of attachment parenting. Watch the video here:

11:36 a.m. ET: ROMNEY RESPONDS: ABC’s Emily Friedman reports that Romney offered an apology today in response to the WaPo story about the alleged pranks he pulled as a high school student at the Cranbook School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

“Back in high school well I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended obviously I apologize but overall high school years were a long time ago,” said Romney in an interview on Kilmeade and Friends radio show.

Read Emily’s full story HERE

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10:45 a.m. ET: Mitt Romney, the high school bully? The Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz talked with some of the GOP presidential candidate’s prep school classmates, who claim Romney — then the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney — led the charge on an alleged prank on a fellow student.

“Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors,” Horowitz reported.

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9:32 a.m. ET: Prince Charles, weatherman extraordinaire. While touring BBC Scotland, which is celebrating 60 years of broadcasting, the prince stepped onto the weather set and read off the forecast during the lunchtime hour. He noted it was mostly “a cold day” with a “brisk northerly wind.”

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