Skip to comments.Ticket Special Report: Obama and Rezko, the early years
Posted on 04/08/2008 9:38:24 PM PDT by george76
The trial of Antoin Tony Rezko, one-time patron to Sen. Barack Obama and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has turned lurid.
Under cross-examination by Rezko attorney Joseph Duffy, star prosecution witness Stuart Levine, a Chicago-area lawyer, is admitting to conspiracy, extortion, bribery, fraud and other bad acts while he served at the Illinois public school teachers pension fund board.
At Duffy's urging, Levine is detailing 30 years of drugusage including sordid day-long binges with other men at a Chicago inn called the Purple Hotel. Rezko's attorney Duffy is wondering whether all that cocaine, crystal meth and other drug use has perhaps fogged Levine's memory.
That aside, much of the trial's focus is on money -- much of it given in the form of campaign money in the careers of Obama and Blagojevich.
Its an unfolding, seemingly local political story thats fascinating in its revealing details about the subterranean world of business, financial and family connections in Illinois and Chicago politics that helped take a virtually unknown black Chicago attorney, nurtured him politically and financially and turned him into....
An early trial exhibit from prosecutors was a spreadsheet...
Using Federal Election Commission and Illinois state records, The Times' Dan Morain compared donors on the FBI spreadsheet to Obamas contributors. Guess what.
Sen. Obama received $222,000 during the same 2001-2004 period from Rezko-related Blagojevich donors.
And Obama received at least another $32,000 from them for this presidential run...
Those Obama-Blagojevich donors include Rezko himself, along with his family members, employees and associates of his various business enterprises.
Theres also the head of a major Chicago investment firm that received Illinois public teachers' pension money to invest.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
Rezko was a big boy. He was, for instance, a link between Obama and Santa Monica developer Jay Wilton of Wilton Partners.
On July 16, 2003, Wilton gave $5,000 to Obamas first U.S. Senate run. A few days later, Wilton gave $50,000 to Blagojevich
Hey, if he can remember the color of the hotel...
Ticket Special Report: Obama and Rezko, the early years...
b. HUSSEIN will get a free pass from the lib/dem msm!!!!
The media are never going to let it see the light of day. Maybe we can hope for a vague impression that Obama is connected with someone sinister in Chicago. And it won’t hurt to show people pictures of that fancy house he lives in, or to mention his wife’s big salary raise when he got into office.
The best bet to beat Obama is to let people in middle America get a glimpse of how sinister, racist, and anti-American he is.
I’ve misplaced the link, but did you see the video ad of Obama as Big Brother? “Yes, we can!” Very effective.
” the video ad of Obama as Big Brother?”
This is as close as I could find :
Barack Hussein Obama ~ SHOCKING connections!
I think this is it. I’m on a brief vacation with dialup, so YouTube isn’t really watchable.
Obama - Building a Religion
Thanks and enjoy your brief vacation.
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