Skip to comments.Patrick Fitzgerald Joins Law Firm Of Obama's Former White House Counsel
Posted on 10/30/2012 8:22:35 AM PDT by Nachum
It's business as usual in Chicago. After protecting President Barack Obama from criminal liability for his corrupt relationship with convicted political fixer Tony Rezko, former Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been rewarded with a partnership in the Chicago office of New York-based law firm giant Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The firm counts among its partners, Greg Craig, Obama's first White House Counsel, who had to help navigate Obama through Fitzgerald's investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attempt to sell Obama's Senate seat, from which he resigned shortly after being elected President but before he was sworn into office.
Interestingly, Skadden Arps represented The Tribune Company, the parent company of the Chicago Tribune, in a transaction that took the company private in 2007. Gov. Blagojevich was caught on wire-tapped phone conversations discussing an attempt to shake down The Tribune Company's CEO Sam Zell for campaign contributions in exchange for his help in providing public financing for Wrigley Field, to aid the company in the sale of the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise to the Ricketts family. Fitzgerald has recently come under criticism after two reporters for the Chicago Tribune, who broke the story about Fitzgerald's office wiretapping Blagojevich's phone conversations, revealed in a new book that Fitzgerald is the one who tipped off the Tribune's reporters of the wiretaps before Blagojevich could complete a deal on the sale of the Senate seat. Fitzgerald's office closely protected potentially damaging phone conversations Blagojevich had with Obama and Rahm Emanuel discussing Obama's replacement in the Senate.
Skadden Arps' Greg Craig was the Obama White House transition attorney who conducted the investigation of the Obama campaign's discussion of the Senate seat with Blagojevich and prepared a whitewashed report that cleared Obama, Emanual, Valerie Jarrett and others close to Obama. Fitzgerald's investigators dismissed Blagojevich's clam that Rezko had given at least $25,000 cash to Obama when he ran for the Senate just like it ignored Rezko's financial role in helping the Obama's purchase their southside mansion.
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I never trusted Fitzgerald, especially after the media said how wonderful he was.
And lawyers wonder why they’re so thoroughly despised by Americans.
Never, never trust a lawyer. Their consciences are destroyed in law school.
“I never trusted Fitzgerald”
Was you first clue the fact that he KNEW that Armitage was the ‘leaker’ from the beginning and the fact no laws were broken? His mission was to bring down the Bush Admnistration, and all he got was a procedural testimony contradiction which led to a Libby’s perjury conviction. Why a smart looking guy like Libby allowed himself to be put in that situation, I’ll never know.
We need to go back and reassess what it was this puke wanted to drag out of Scooter Libby.
What about his pal, Gerald Fitzpatrick?
They only had to kill that one guy right?
Greg Craig got Elian Gonzales sent back to Cuba
“Only Capone kills like that.” — Bugs Moran
Skadden is a giant firm with many Bush I and II alumni in its ranks, and by far the largest bipartisan white collar practices with Chicago offices. No story here.
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