Skip to comments.If President, Obama Says He Wouldn't Pardon (Barry Hussein's friend/fundraiser pal) Rezko
Posted on 06/05/2008 8:22:37 PM PDT by Libloather
If President, Obama Says He Wouldn't Pardon Rezko
Jun 5, 2008 5:59 pm US/Central
Reporting Mike Puccinelli
CHICAGO (CBS) - Convicted fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko cannot count on U.S. Sen. Barack Obama to help him get out of prison.
Rezko has known Obama since he entered politics and was involved in a 2005 real estate deal with the Democratic presidential candidate, although testimony barely touched on their relationship.
He was one of the governor's biggest fundraisers, but now Rezko is sitting in the slammer potentially facing years behind bars.
CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller said, "Rezko right now is in the Metropolitan Correctional Center and that's a terrible place to be. He doesn't like being there and the government knows he doesn't like being there."
So the question is, will Rezko try and shorten his time behind bars by saying all he knows about the Governor's role in pay-to-play politics in Illinois? Miller said yes.
And Cyndi Canary, Director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform said he believes it's Blagojevich who is the ultimate target for the feds.
Illinois GOP Chair Andy McKenna said, "The Illinois Republican Party is calling for Governor Blajojevich to return the $1.4 million he received with the help of Tony Rezko."
CBS 2 has learned that, so far, the feds are not offering any deal to Rezko in exchange for his cooperation against Blagojevich, who has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
The jury threw out all of the counts where "Official A" was specifically mentioned by name, but CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller said the 18 guilty verdicts send a serious message.
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That doesn't mean they aren't guilty.
Headline if Obama were elected.
In the end they all get thrown under the bus...lol
Talk is cheap.
The campaign staff says this now, but what will BO really do next year if...
“Obama’s staff said Thursday that if the senator is elected president, he will not pardon the man who once raised money for him. “
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Of course they will.
He’s just like the Clintons, use’em then loose’em!
If I become President I will pardon you in a New York minute. Now, do you have additional testimony?
Awww K’mon, what’s the point of being President if you can’t bank a fortune on the way out the door, ask Bill about Marc Rich (and others).
Imagine if this crook was connected to Bush?? The DNCYTimes would be having a 6 month expose.
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