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John Edwards says that he agreed to meet with Rielle Hunter last month at the Beverly Hilton to talk about problems she was having in an effort to keep their affair quiet — obviously not knowing that tabloid photographers and reporters were lying in wait.

So it continues to be a mystery as to just who tipped off the Enquirer of the meeting. Edwards says that he agreed to it only that afternoon, and he was not staying at the hotel. 

The ABC News interview is here, and the transcript is here.

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