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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: EternalVigilance
[Obama Senate seat being sold to the highest bidder]

Let's go back a few years, when the Clintons were discovered to be offering overnights in the Lincoln Bedroom for $$, the plots at Arlington for sale. Recall how dumbfounded so many in the lamestream were, simply could not understand the big deal, why so many of us out here in the hinterlands were outraged at the idea that White House exclusives were being offered for campaign cash.

Like this Senate seat, it was the fact that these things do not belong to the holders of the office, THEY BELONG TO WE THE PEOPLE.

151 posted on 12/09/2008 9:42:43 AM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: MozarkDawg

I wonder how much they’re getting for the NY Senate seat.


152 posted on 12/09/2008 9:46:02 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Psycho_Bunny
"“Culture of corruption”"

Nah, it's just a backscratching club. Sort of like a massage parlor.

153 posted on 12/09/2008 9:59:29 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Dengar01

It wouldn’t have mattered if only 1000 people went to the polls the day Obama was elected Seantor, he would have won by over 10,000 votes. The democrat party is a criminal enterprise, and now they’re graduating to treason.


154 posted on 12/09/2008 9:59:32 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: EternalVigilance; LucyT; BP2; unspun
I cannot help but wonder if the powers that be are setting up the most effective way to reject Obama if the SCOTUS ends up causing him to be ineligible ... 'oh well, he was a criminal anyway, it just took longer to uncover it with all the Chicago corruption.'

The real potential for Obama's goonsquad fomenting riots (and the unions will no doubt get their hands into the effort), there has to be a way to defuse the tensions by giving the voters a palusible out for making the mistake of electing this wicked poseur.

155 posted on 12/09/2008 10:05:42 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: BillyBoy
"Anyone? Anyone? ANYONE?? "

Fitz did this to protect the Trib editorial staff.

156 posted on 12/09/2008 10:10:45 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: MHGinTN

“I cannot help but wonder if the powers that be are setting up the most effective way to reject Obama if the SCOTUS ends up causing him to be ineligible ... ‘oh well, he was a criminal anyway, it just took longer to uncover it with all the Chicago corruption.’”

Naw, today is a brighter day than yesterday but not THAT bright. There is no law against dreaming, though.


157 posted on 12/09/2008 10:17:41 AM PST by Jcon
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To: iowamark

Credit to the governor for my new tagline!


158 posted on 12/09/2008 10:33:27 AM PST by Deo volente (Gov. Rod Blagojevich: "I want to make money.")
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To: Paladin2

Any word on whether there is an unexpurgated (unredacted) wiretap transcript available online somewhere? Something without “bleep” or “expletive deleted” substituted therein?


159 posted on 12/09/2008 10:38:14 AM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: Deo volente

The ‘rat Gov. is actually a believer in free market theory.


160 posted on 12/09/2008 10:39:24 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Petronski
Don't know.

Here's a good place to start:

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

161 posted on 12/09/2008 10:42:46 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: al baby

It appears they shut this investigation down because it was getting close to “embarassing” Obama.


162 posted on 12/09/2008 10:43:12 AM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Born In America

It’s possible, though I don’t know how probable, that the SCOTUS knew about this and didn’t take the Donofrio case because it would have muddied the waters. It would certainly be wonderful if, on January 20, Obama was indicted rather than inaugurated.


163 posted on 12/09/2008 10:46:00 AM PST by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
It appears they shut this investigation down because it was getting close to “embarassing” Obama.

Rush Limbaugh was just speculating along the same lines.
164 posted on 12/09/2008 10:50:22 AM PST by Deo volente (Gov. Rod Blagojevich (DEMOCRAT-IL): "I want to make money.")
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To: oldfart
It’s possible, though I don’t know how probable, that the SCOTUS knew about this and didn’t take the Donofrio case because it would have muddied the waters. It would certainly be wonderful if, on January 20, Obama was indicted rather than inaugurated.

My thoughts exactly!
165 posted on 12/09/2008 11:09:02 AM PST by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: devolve; PhilDragoo; iowamark; MeekOneGOP; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave; All; ...

166 posted on 12/09/2008 11:23:50 AM PST by potlatch
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To: MittFan08
“A cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself.”

Let's hope that those taped negotiations with Obama are released immediately.

167 posted on 12/09/2008 11:34:23 AM PST by Mojave (http://barackobamajokes.googlepages.com/obama_funny)
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To: iowamark
Mr. Grant said: "Many, including myself, thought that the recent conviction of a former governor would usher in a new era of honesty and reform in Illinois politics.

Bwaahahahaha. Mr. Grant should've consulted with Mar, who would've told him "Mr. Grant, we can't go on the air with this!"

168 posted on 12/09/2008 11:38:17 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Yeah, Rockefeller Republicans. Olympia Stowe, Arlen Specter, and the like. Throw in Ahnuld Schwartzkopf.


169 posted on 12/09/2008 11:44:53 AM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
I certaily’d hope that if that's where the evidence leads them that they would arrest anyone who is breaking the law. We shall see.
170 posted on 12/09/2008 11:54:41 AM PST by elhombrelibre (The MSM has its president elect.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I was wondering what party he belonged to. The article seems to skip over that detail.

Always assume it's a Democrat. The drive-by Media will let you know if it's a Republican.
171 posted on 12/09/2008 12:17:37 PM PST by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: where PCP is not just for breakfast anymore.)
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To: potlatch

He looks like a slimy bass turd.


172 posted on 12/09/2008 12:37:13 PM PST by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: JimSEA

I can’t get past his hair. Is it a wig?


173 posted on 12/09/2008 12:41:10 PM PST by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: Lady Jag

[He looks like a slimy bass turd.]

Lol, then you could say, “Merry Fish-mas”! -or maybe not so ‘merry’.


174 posted on 12/09/2008 12:41:57 PM PST by potlatch
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To: angcat

Looks like a black Halloween wig my kids once had, spiked out all over, lol.


175 posted on 12/09/2008 12:44:25 PM PST by potlatch
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To: al baby
Down goes Obama

You've been talking to Larry Sinclair, haven't you?

176 posted on 12/09/2008 12:47:33 PM PST by Lazamataz (Proud author of abstract semi-religious dogmatic hoooey with a decidedly fringe feel.)
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To: iowamark

Who is “Client #5”??

Who are any of the other un-named possible co-conspirators on this?? Nobody in the media cares to speculate, so that means it’s a highly placed Democrat...


177 posted on 12/09/2008 12:52:11 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: EternalVigilance
I wonder how much they’re getting for the NY Senate seat.

Bucket of chicken and a case of malt liquor.

178 posted on 12/09/2008 12:57:11 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: oldfart
Possibly, after all it seems that the Justice Dept was aware of the impending results of the Blago investigation. I would welcome an indictment but, too many powerful people in places will see to it that the Zer0 is not compromised. There is just too much at stake....
179 posted on 12/09/2008 1:04:34 PM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: iowamark

BRING BACK SENATOR PETER FITZGERALD.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,111159,00.html
Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (search), R-Ill., will retire after just one term. He’s retiring because his own party has turned on him and promised to run a primary candidate against him. That’s because this particular senator decided that while he was in office he’d be his own man and vote his own conscience. He wouldn’t be a lackey for his party, he wouldn’t vote pork home to his state, and he wouldn’t do what the special interests who run his party told him to do. And that got him into trouble.

....
Well, not quite. Instead of rewarding an aspiring local attorney for his political support with the nomination, as is custom in the U.S. Senate, Fitzgerald was more concerned about the ongoing investigation of then-governor and fellow Republican George Ryan, and wanted to be sure an aggressive prosecutor independent of local politics was assigned to the case. So he went out of state and nominated prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald (no relation), who indicted Ryan on corruption charges last December.


180 posted on 12/09/2008 1:08:16 PM PST by WOSG (Obama - a born in the USA socialist)
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To: oldfart

That would indeed be wonderful, and almost unimaginable.

Think about why these indictments were announced NOW. Why didn’t Fitz & co. wait until Blag. had ensnared more people in his bidding process and then announced a pick for Senate? This is more likely to be damage-control than a step in a process which will lead to Obama.


181 posted on 12/09/2008 1:14:36 PM PST by Enchante (Countless Innocents in Mumbai, India Suffer the "Religion of Peace" in Action)
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To: Enchante

We have no idea what information they have. Just because they have released what they did today doesn’t mean that’s the full extent of information. Today they told us what they wanted to.

I think the house of cards start falling quickly. There are pretty nervous people right now. I’m sure everytime their phone rings a little chill goes up their spine.

This is not the end of the story (at least that’s my opinion).


182 posted on 12/09/2008 1:21:57 PM PST by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: potlatch
For some of us Christmas is merrier than others.


183 posted on 12/09/2008 1:41:16 PM PST by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: iowamark

Source: Feds take [Illinois] Gov. Blagojevich into custody

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Your tax dollars at work!


184 posted on 12/09/2008 2:23:18 PM PST by XR7
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To: angcat
I can’t get past his hair. Is it a wig?

How can he look in the mirror and not take it off, one way or the other.

185 posted on 12/09/2008 2:23:36 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: potlatch

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Another classic potlatch!


186 posted on 12/09/2008 3:23:50 PM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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To: devolve

Thanks devolve, think I posted it three times, lol.


187 posted on 12/09/2008 3:25:31 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Grampa Dave

"Rod, who?"

188 posted on 12/09/2008 4:29:50 PM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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To: Liz
Zero the Acorn King!


189 posted on 12/09/2008 4:31:19 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0baMa0 have any friends, who are not foriegn or domestic terrorists,or religious terrorists?)
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To: Lady Jag

“He looks like a slimy bass turd.”

Now you have insulted and demeaned Bass Excrement!


190 posted on 12/09/2008 4:34:29 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0baMa0 have any friends, who are not foriegn or domestic terrorists,or religious terrorists?)
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To: Lee N. Field

Thanks for posting the pdf file link. Speaks VOLUMES!! of extreme corruption.


191 posted on 12/09/2008 4:48:01 PM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. DDE)
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To: maggief
Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr

Perhaps Jesse was going to hit up his "brother" for a cabinet post for Guv in exchange for his becoming Senator. But not exactly sure O would benefit.

192 posted on 12/09/2008 5:20:12 PM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

IMHO, JJJ was offering Blago the big $$$$ for the senate seat. He was not on 0’s short list, again JMO.

0’s pick was Jarrett, until on or about 11/11/08.


193 posted on 12/09/2008 5:54:08 PM PST by maggief
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I know. Imagine if this and the Mumbai thing had happened from say 9/15 to 10/15 instead of the Lehman.AIG.Fannie/bailout/market collapse endless string of bad economic news.

Ah well.

What happened from sep-oct was simply the worst news ever to affect a presidential campaign. the first time since the Depression that in the period from Labor Day to the election unemployment increased, the stock market decreased, and the economy contracted all at the same time time.

Now some of the stuff that could have helped McCain(focus on terrorism, Chicago corruption, etc..,)comes out.

Oh well. Time to regroups and focus on 2010 and 2012, a lot can happen in 2 to 4 years.


194 posted on 12/09/2008 9:02:25 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: iowamark

In case the PDF of the complaint mysteriously vanishes from the web, I have put it up on my page as well. You can view it there or download it.

http://atlbelle44.googlepages.com/home

I will be putting up the original change.gov pages today as well. (The ones before it got scrubbed.)


195 posted on 12/10/2008 7:50:42 AM PST by atlbelle44
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To: atlbelle44

Thank you!


196 posted on 12/10/2008 8:45:50 AM PST by iowamark
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