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Some 'Splainin' to do in Chicago
American Thinker ^ | 02/29/2012 | Lee Cary and Marty Watters

Posted on 02/29/2012 12:17:40 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome

On February 27, a Chicagoland website, Illinois PayToPlay, cited the star witness in the Operation Gambit trials of the early '90s, Robert Cooley, as a primary source for the news that Daniel Frawley says he gave $400,000 in cash to Tony Rezko, who then passed it on to Barack Obama.

In case you missed Cooley's story, James Peterson, writing for Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism, noted that "[i]n the mid-1980's, Chicago Outfit Lawyer Robert Cooley voluntarily went undercover for the FBI as part of an investigation called Operation Gambat. Cooley wore a wire on, among others, [Alderman Ed] Burke's good friend and made-man, Alderman Fred Roti. The Chief Judge of Cook County's Chancery Court and an Assistant Senate Majority Leader of the Illinois State Senate were also targeted. Cooley's work eventually led to the only judge in U.S. history being convicted of fixing a murder trial."

Cooley is a Chicago legend.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: corruption; obama
"It requires what one well-known politician once called "the willing suspension of disbelief" to think that the U.S. Attorney's Office (USAO) was unaware of this allegation by Frawley."
1 posted on 02/29/2012 12:17:43 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Obama's "community organizing" left Chicago neighborhoods in ruins.

Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy

"About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition."


1:26 AM MST Operation #EFAD bump (Fast and Furious related, check it out)

2 posted on 02/29/2012 12:25:52 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: hoosiermama

Ping, in case you missed...looks important.

FR just resurrecting itself after 24-hr coma.

3 posted on 02/29/2012 12:40:13 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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"FR just resurrecting itself after 24-hr coma"

4 posted on 02/29/2012 12:52:51 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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5 posted on 02/29/2012 1:38:51 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Not that it means anything but it is interesting...

"Duffy also challenged Ata's testimony regarding what Rezko told him about Karl Rove and an Illinois GOP operative, Robert Kjellander, plotting to replace Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Duffy asked Ata, "you believe Tony Rezko could actually influence President Bush?" Ata, replied, "No." Duffy followed by saying, "Well, the president chooses the U.S. attorney, right?" Ata replied, "Yes."

"So you're suggesting that Mr. Rezko had the influence and power to influence the president?" Ata replied, "Tony Rezko informed me that Bob Kjellander was working with Karl Rove to change the U.S. attorney in Chicago." Karl Rove's attorney denies this claim.",2933,335592,00.html#ixzz17VHTxitz

6 posted on 02/29/2012 2:37:52 AM PST by Irenic
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