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Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich
CBS2Chicago ^ | 12/09/2008 | U.S. Attorney's Office

Posted on 12/09/2008 7:10:49 AM PST by iowamark

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To: sarasota

Is Teflon the like jerri curl


101 posted on 12/09/2008 8:14:23 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

ABC,CBS and NBC (DBA “MSNBC”) all mentioned he is a Democrat. CNN did not mention it. I did not check Fox.


102 posted on 12/09/2008 8:14:34 AM PST by seatrout (I wouldn't know most "American Idol" winners if I tripped over them!)
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To: batter

More reasons you don’t want politicians running the economy and healthcare.

If this guy did all this in a short time, imagine all the stuff they don’t have on wiretaps?

If this involved republicans the prez elect would be under strong suspicion right now.


103 posted on 12/09/2008 8:16:15 AM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: iowamark
llinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges


Rod, your new cell mate, Bubba, will just love that 'purty blow-dried hair'.
And he'll prolly name you ... Mary.

104 posted on 12/09/2008 8:17:23 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: dead
Maybe there's some laws technically on the books about such activities, like those old "you can't horsewhip your neighbor's wife on rainy Tuesdays" kinda laws. Nothing that's actually enforced.

Sorta like if your a Black guy with no proof of citizenship you can become President of the United States

105 posted on 12/09/2008 8:17:23 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom IF DA BIRTH PLACE IS A LIE, BEING DA PRESIDENT AIN'T GONNA FLY!)
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To: elhombrelibre
This sure doesn't look good for Obama and his people they are seemingly directly involved. Click Here

Would they dare arrest Rahm Emmanual or whoever else is in Obama's cabinet, or Obama? Obama is not an official anything right now.

106 posted on 12/09/2008 8:18:26 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: iowamark

Do Federal Pens have Ambassador suites?


107 posted on 12/09/2008 8:19:18 AM PST by csvset
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To: iowamark

What did Obama know and when did he know it for sure...

From the indictment,

benefits for ROD BLAGOJEVICH, including, among
other things, appointment as Secretary of Health & Human Services in the President-elect’s
administration

Only people in the Obama Admin could be solicited to get that gurantee, maybe even the lead corruptor in charge himself.


108 posted on 12/09/2008 8:21:22 AM PST by tomnbeverly (Doing time on the Obama Plantation.)
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To: iowamark
Guilty! ;-)

109 posted on 12/09/2008 8:21:30 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here. ;-)
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To: seatrout

I just turned on the View (I know, I don’t know what I was thinking) to see what they’d say, if anything. Whoopie, in her near-illiterate-way, read a VERY brief recap of the charges which was followed by a few seconds of banter, then on to a blurb about Oprah. No one mentioned Obama’s name, except to say that it’s his seat that was “sold” and NO ONE said the word DEMOCRAT.


110 posted on 12/09/2008 8:21:55 AM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: tomnbeverly
In a conversation with Harris on November 11, the charges state, Blagojevich said he knew that the President-elect wanted Senate Candidate 1 for the open seat but "they're not willing to give me anything except appreciation. [Expletive] them."

Who is that???

111 posted on 12/09/2008 8:26:12 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Oh, it is an obvious omission of party affiliation. Personally, I think the comrades who write such articles leave it out on purpose just to irk conservatives. Then, they monitor blogs like Free Republic to see how mad we become. It is the only joy they get when writing an article that is bringing down a fellow liberal.
112 posted on 12/09/2008 8:26:28 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: Big_Monkey; Frantzie; BonRad; MHGinTN; Txngal; joygrace; flaglady47; Newtiebacker; GBA; so_real; ...
PING -- ON DRUDGE NOW:


CROOK COUNTY: GOVERNOR, YOU'RE UNDER ARREST...
Federal probe widens to Obama's vacant seat, Illinois Gov...
'A fu**ing valuable thing, you just don't give it away for nothing'...
Wiretaps: 'I Want To Make Money'...
MERRY FITZMAS: Plame Leak Prosecutor Turns Attention on Obama's Home State...
'The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering'...


GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS ISSUED ON REZKO/OBAMA LAND DEAL


113 posted on 12/09/2008 8:28:09 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: BP2

timing is everything....


114 posted on 12/09/2008 8:28:52 AM PST by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: iowamark
Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Grant thanked the Chicago offices of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Inspector General for assisting in the ongoing investigation. The probe is part of Operation Board Games, a five-year-old public corruption investigation of pay-to-play schemes, including insider-dealing, influence-peddling and kickbacks involving private interests and public duties.


Merry Fitzmas, everyone.
115 posted on 12/09/2008 8:29:55 AM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: BP2
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116 posted on 12/09/2008 8:31:00 AM PST by IrishPennant (Patriotism is strongest when accompanied by bad politics, loyal FRiends and great whiskey)
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To: BP2

Wow. Thanks for the updates!


117 posted on 12/09/2008 8:31:53 AM PST by thesetruths
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To: BP2

Worth watching to see how abamanation-rezko connection gets covered up.


118 posted on 12/09/2008 8:32:01 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: BP2

Oh my, I didn’t think it could get better but it just did.


119 posted on 12/09/2008 8:32:55 AM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: iowamark
HAHAHHAAHAHAHA

I was at an event where President Bush spoke here in Illinois back in 2005. After the event all the idiots were gathered around Blago to talk to the crook.

NO ONE was by obama so I ended up getting his autograph (I'm a memoribilia collector). Back then I knew Blago was a crook and probably would have told him off getting arrested instead I got Obama's auto and blago is going to jail!!! HAHAHHAHAHA

And for the record I didn't vote for Obama for the Senate or POTUS. Just got his autograph because I'm a collector with good insight lol!!!

120 posted on 12/09/2008 8:33:32 AM PST by Dengar01
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To: iowamark

Here’s the SmokingGun link:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1209081rod1.html


121 posted on 12/09/2008 8:33:40 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: BP2

Could get VERY interesting!


122 posted on 12/09/2008 8:33:51 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (NO Kenyan Usurpers in the White House - NObama !)
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To: OL Hickory

Yeah, timing IS important!!!

He's not Senator Obama...

He's not President-Elect Obama (not until the EC votes him in)...

He's JUST Mr. Obama


123 posted on 12/09/2008 8:34:21 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: gondramB

the house of cards is starting to collapse..how long do you think it will before obamas cronies start singing like birds to the feds...pride preceedeth the fall..

change?? no, more of the same...the same chicago mob union strong arm politics. sorry, mr. not yet president elect, if you live by corruption, you will fall from curruption.

oh yeah..i will wager that rezco is just the tip of the iceberg. when you run with the mob, you will enf up running fro them.

how do you think bho has kept so many secrets? you think hush money and strong arming had something to do with it?


124 posted on 12/09/2008 8:34:30 AM PST by SerafinQ
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To: iowamark
Wow! Fox News was just showing a montage (8 to 10) of pictures all showing Obama with Blago!
125 posted on 12/09/2008 8:36:51 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: tiredoflaundry

That my friend is Mr. CONSPIRACY knocking on the OBAMBI DOOR...

He is toast...


126 posted on 12/09/2008 8:38:13 AM PST by tomnbeverly (Doing time on the Obama Plantation.)
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To: BP2

pass the popcorn..and buckle up


127 posted on 12/09/2008 8:38:26 AM PST by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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To: iowamark

About half way through reading this I was reminded of the movie where Admiral Kimmel rushes into his office during the bombing of Pearl Harbor and his aid starts rattlng off the damages.

Kimmel pounds the desk “The Battle ships man. What about the Battleships?”

My feeling was “Obama man, what about Obama”


128 posted on 12/09/2008 8:40:37 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Save America......... put out lots of wafarin)
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To: iowamark

Does anyone else find it amusing that his arrest happened on “the first Tuesday after the first Monday”, the very month after BO was selected?


129 posted on 12/09/2008 8:44:38 AM PST by Jcon
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To: tiredoflaundry

That would be his Chief of Staff, John Harris. Maybe we’ll get a two-fer.


130 posted on 12/09/2008 8:44:53 AM PST by Jcon
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To: iowamark
I had to laugh when confronted with the soft sell of ABC News. Ah what a sweet photo!!


131 posted on 12/09/2008 8:45:56 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: EternalVigilance
[Obama Senate seat being sold to the highest bidder]

aka, A gateway to the White House.

132 posted on 12/09/2008 8:46:31 AM PST by Polarik (quote)
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To: Jcon

I see. Closer & closer...


133 posted on 12/09/2008 8:47:23 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Sometimes, I guess there's just not enough bags of popcorn.)
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To: Polarik

Barack Obama, bagman for the Chicago mob.


134 posted on 12/09/2008 8:49:04 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Jcon

“Does anyone else find it amusing that his arrest happened on “the first Tuesday after the first Monday”, the very month after BO was selected?”

Sorry, my bad, it was the first Tuesday after the 2nd Monday, but still...


135 posted on 12/09/2008 8:50:53 AM PST by Jcon
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To: Jcon

>>> Yeah, timing IS important!!!

>>> He’s not Senator Obama...

>>> He’s not President-Elect Obama (not until the EC votes him in)...

>>> He’s JUST Mr. Obama...

Perhaps the Untouchables are slightly more in reach now...


136 posted on 12/09/2008 8:55:51 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: iowamark

Wonder if the SCOTUS would like a second look at Barry Sotero????


137 posted on 12/09/2008 8:58:00 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I was wondering what party he belonged to. The article seems to skip over that detail.

This is a news release from the US Attorney's office. If they are doing their job correctly, partisan details are not relevant.

However, that doesn't relieve the news organizations of their responsibility to provide the context.

138 posted on 12/09/2008 8:58:00 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: BillyBoy

“Gee, what happened to all the useful idiot freepers who INSISTED Patrick Fitzgerald is a “partisan Democrat” who is “angling to be A.G. in the next Democrat adminstration””

Guilty. I never thought I would live to see this.


139 posted on 12/09/2008 9:08:55 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: BP2; MeekOneGOP; ntnychik; potlatch; devolve; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave

140 posted on 12/09/2008 9:18:08 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Western Phil

IF half of this stuff is even remotely true...Rod is going to a pound me in the a** federal prison for a LONG LONG time...


141 posted on 12/09/2008 9:18:38 AM PST by HawkeyeRepublican
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To: HawkeyeRepublican

Just listened to Fitz’ press conference... Blogo is a whore.


142 posted on 12/09/2008 9:20:48 AM PST by jilliane
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To: crusty old prospector

You do realize that every state you mentioned has had a Republican Governor recently? Michigan and Illinois had Republican Governors until 2003, and Massachusetts and New York had Republican Governors until 2007. In my very blue state, we have a Republican Governor. Don’t be so quick to assume.


143 posted on 12/09/2008 9:29:28 AM PST by MinnesotaLibertarian
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To: iowamark

Blag’s hair alone is indictable.


144 posted on 12/09/2008 9:31:26 AM PST by macamadamia (Life is a continuation of war by other means.)
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To: jilliane

And quite frankly....I hope we find out who EVERYONE is that was involved here.

Hopefully, the Illinois GOP can get their head out of their rears to come in and put forth candidates to clean up Illinois...

I doubt it considering the Ill GOP is pretty dysfunctional right now..but if they can’t get it together after this..nothing can.


145 posted on 12/09/2008 9:31:50 AM PST by HawkeyeRepublican
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To: OL Hickory
timing is everything....

Yes it is -- in part why I did not believe Fitz was going to do anything prior to Election Day in order not to be accused of tampering with an election. He had to move now before Blagojevich actually had appointed someone to 0bama's Senate seat. The thing is, if indeed there is anything on 0bama in all this, how ironic would it be, his first official act as President of the United States to be issuing a pardon for all of his cronies here, giving himself one as well!

Chris Wallace nailed Ron Howard over his diatribe, Bush the same as Nixon, pointing out that whatever grievance one may have with Bush, nothing he's done was in order to promote/protect himself or the party. Will Howard, big 0bama supporter as we all know, make the Nixon comparison should things fall all around 0bama?? I for one will not be holding my breath.

146 posted on 12/09/2008 9:32:22 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: HawkeyeRepublican

He will want to hire OJ’s jury.


147 posted on 12/09/2008 9:34:56 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: iowamark

This guy is toast.

But it all makes me wonder about the corruption that got Obamanation the seat — wasn’t the governor of Illinois then — Ryan?


148 posted on 12/09/2008 9:37:04 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: iowamark; Liz; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Jeff Head; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; STARWISE; Enchante; ...

“A substantial salary for himself at a either a non-profit foundation or an organization affiliated with labor unions;”

“Placing his wife on paid corporate boards where he speculated she might garner as much as $150,000 a year;”

Sounds like what the old community organizer the Zer0 and Mrs Zer0 did in good old Chicago!


149 posted on 12/09/2008 9:38:07 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Felipe de Jesus CALDERON Hinojosa & Schwarzenegger for US el presidente 2112!)
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To: HawkeyeRepublican

The Tribune filed for bankruptcy yesterday...this announcement today...Trib was being extorted to fire the editorial board (undoubtedly John Kass also - God bless Kass for his relentless courage persisting in exposing ongoing corruption) in order to get a deal for selling the Cubs...wonder how far they may have gone on that (Fitz “afraid he’d wake up one morning” and learn that Trib staff would be gone before he could tidy up the case).


150 posted on 12/09/2008 9:39:27 AM PST by jilliane
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