John Edwards’s Daughter Cate Leaves Courtroom in Tears

Cate Edwards

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updated 05/02/2012 AT 5:05 PM ET

originally published 05/02/2012 AT 5:30 PM ET

John Edwards’s daughter Cate walked out of the courtroom crying Wednesday as a witness was about to describe an argument between her parents after a tabloid reported her father’s extramarital affair.

The dramatic scene played out Wednesday during Edwards’s trial in Greensboro, N.C., on charges of illegally using campaign contributions to cover up his affair with Rielle Hunter while he was running for president.

Former Edwards aide Christina Reynolds testified about the day in 2007 when John and Elizabeth Edwards arrived at the airport in Raleigh, N.C., after the National Enquirer’s report.

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