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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: iowamark

I’m betting there is a connection to Obammy that is being ignored. Takers?


51 posted on 12/09/2008 7:30:34 AM PST by dbacks (God help the USA.)
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To: iowamark
>> DEMOCRAT Blagojevich, 51, and Harris, 46, both of Chicago, were each charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and solicitation of bribery. They were charged in a two-count criminal complaint that was sworn out on Sunday and unsealed today following their arrests, which occurred without incident, announced Patrick J. Fitzgerald <<

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"

Anyone? Anyone? ANYONE??

::crickets chirp::

52 posted on 12/09/2008 7:30:35 AM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: iowamark

This is an example of what an Obama Administration will bode for all the country unless the SCOTUS quickly grows some cajones.


53 posted on 12/09/2008 7:31:16 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: iowamark

This is the best Fitzmas ever.


54 posted on 12/09/2008 7:32:09 AM PST by NeoCaveman (posting from the office of the bitter clingers)
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To: dbacks

I’m thinking you’re right. I’m thinking it’s a given. I’m hoping teflon-boy is nabbed.


55 posted on 12/09/2008 7:33:06 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: iowamark
My money says that Rove will just barely avoid criminal charges and Scooter Libby gets convicted.

I know what you're all thinking...but that's exactly what happened the last time a Democrat committed a crime and Patrick J. Fitzgerald was investigating it.

56 posted on 12/09/2008 7:33:56 AM PST by txroadkill (www.honorandremember.org)
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To: dbacks

Obammy skated past Rev. Wright with the help of the media, and I assume this will be similar.


57 posted on 12/09/2008 7:34:36 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: iowamark
"I don't believe there's any cloud that hangs over me. I think there's nothing but sunshine hanging over me," the governor said.

A little sunshine might do him good.


58 posted on 12/09/2008 7:34:47 AM PST by DrewsDad
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To: iowamark
Breaking News update - per Fox news the Health and Human Services seat national (they claim - is this FEDERAL under Obama?) was offered up for sale too!. I am not sure what to make of this.
59 posted on 12/09/2008 7:35:15 AM PST by jrooney
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To: al baby

Post 8

That will require someone who can “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, who will that be?


60 posted on 12/09/2008 7:36:06 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: iowamark
Hospital Executive 1: Pat Magoon, CEO Children's Memorial President and CEO. Oh this is a GREAT day...

L

61 posted on 12/09/2008 7:36:49 AM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: iowamark
leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions . . .

Isn't this all part of the culture of Cook County and Illinois? Do they think they can put together a jury to convict him? Are they going to seek a change of venue downstate to some podunk town like Carthage or Macoomb to better their chances?

62 posted on 12/09/2008 7:37:40 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: BillyBoy

He announced it, but was he the one running the investigation? Is the FBI under his jurisdiction?


63 posted on 12/09/2008 7:38:04 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: Toddsterpatriot

I emailed this to my buddy in DC with a one-word note, “amateur.”


64 posted on 12/09/2008 7:38:37 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: crusty old prospector

No offense taken, none at all. For me: Not knowing (or wishing to store) the affiliation of every pol in every office in every state, though; Do you think that in an article of 3456 words; where “sort of obvious” things like
“innocent until proven guilty” and “suggested contributing to Friends of Blagojevich” and etc; and etc; they could throw in that one descriptive adjective....”democrat”?


65 posted on 12/09/2008 7:39:03 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Our government is an edifice of artifice.)
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To: iowamark

This guy has to be a real brainbox for discussing this stuff over the phone when he knows he’s suspect. I wonder what Obama paid for his Senate seat?


66 posted on 12/09/2008 7:39:35 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: Fresh Wind
How much did Chairman Baraq pay for HIS senate seat?

You'd have to ask Uncle George Soros who bought it for him.

67 posted on 12/09/2008 7:39:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: al baby

HOW will this bring Obama down?


68 posted on 12/09/2008 7:39:50 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: al baby

O has too much teflon coating to go anywhere but up. Sadly.


69 posted on 12/09/2008 7:39:50 AM PST by sarasota
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To: iowamark

“That’s not the Chicago politics I know “ ~ The 0’s canned response.


70 posted on 12/09/2008 7:40:34 AM PST by csvset
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To: iowamark

Cabinet post or ambassadorship? All contacts between Blagojevich and the Obama campaign/The Office of The President Elect need to be entered into evidence. Phone logs, emails, everything.


71 posted on 12/09/2008 7:41:05 AM PST by Genoa
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To: Fresh Wind
"How much did Chairman Baraq pay for HIS senate seat?"

He didn't, they opened up the sealed divorce trial info on his opponent and it took him right out.

No need for any cash transaction at all when you have judges that will do the favors for free.

72 posted on 12/09/2008 7:41:24 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: elhombrelibre

The Democrats: a culture of corruption.


Interestingly, the word “Democrat” never appears in the article.


73 posted on 12/09/2008 7:41:34 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people. Criminals and the governments that create them kill people.)
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To: iowamark
I wonder how much money changed hands under the table for Obama to get elected (unopposed) to the Illinois State Senate and to the US Senate?

Of course, the MSM will never want to investigate Obama, so we will never know.

74 posted on 12/09/2008 7:43:25 AM PST by kennedy (No relation to Teddy.)
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To: SumProVita

It won’t it was wishful posting


75 posted on 12/09/2008 7:45:48 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: Beelzebubba
And imagine had he been a Republican, like the criminal one he replaced? Headline: “Republican Governor of Illinois indicted - wanted to profit from Obama win”
76 posted on 12/09/2008 7:45:56 AM PST by elhombrelibre (The MSM has its president elect.)
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To: iowamark
If he wanted to set himself up for life financially he should have just named himself Senator. The gravy train would have run forever.
77 posted on 12/09/2008 7:47:03 AM PST by Daus
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To: SumProVita

There’s been talk of Blago’s impending indictment for nearly 2 years, but this is incredible. He was so blatantly out in the open trying to sell the Senate seat that it’s truly hard to believe anyone is that stupid.

Obama stayed far away from him during the campaign. Now you know why


78 posted on 12/09/2008 7:48:45 AM PST by hillarynot (I play in Peoria)
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To: iowamark

Senate Candidate 1 is a woman. Hmmmm.


79 posted on 12/09/2008 7:49:09 AM PST by austinaero
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To: TitansAFC

5 front-runners for Obama’s Senate seat
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16066_Page2.html

Tammy Duckworth

Emil Jones

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr

Lisa Madigan

Rep. Danny Davis


80 posted on 12/09/2008 7:49:38 AM PST by maggief
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To: iowamark

I’m confused. Is Illinois a state in Mexico, too or is this the US state? The corruption seems to be about the same.


81 posted on 12/09/2008 7:50:44 AM PST by Walmartian
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To: iowamark
In the old untouchables the criminals were controlling the government, in this newer version the government are the criminals.
82 posted on 12/09/2008 7:52:16 AM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: elhombrelibre
Yeah, funny the party of the Gov was not mentioned.

The messiah better watch his back too. They're all dirty in Chicago.

83 posted on 12/09/2008 7:54:08 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: MittFan08

A cabinet post or ambassadorship for himself.

My thoughts exactly.


84 posted on 12/09/2008 7:54:30 AM PST by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: MittFan08
Uh oh- now who would have the power to give him THESE offices?

My thoughts as well. Unless, he was gunning for someone influential to lobby for an ambassadorship for him. However, that seems unlikely, why take the risk and engage in pay-to-play for something that isn't a sure pay-off. If you're going to risk criminal activity at this level, it seems to me, it would be for something bordering upon a 'sure deal'.

85 posted on 12/09/2008 7:54:48 AM PST by batter (Wolverines!)
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To: al baby

He is untouchable now. Sorry to say.


86 posted on 12/09/2008 7:55:00 AM PST by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: nodumbblonde
What party would that be????

/disgusting it's not mentioned

87 posted on 12/09/2008 7:55:07 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: jrooney

Everything Obama does is about the money! It’s all about the dollars. The media has been pushing that in our faces for months. It’s all dollars Obama. Everything around Obama is up for sale, IMHO.


88 posted on 12/09/2008 7:56:07 AM PST by austinaero
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To: TitansAFC

Caroline Kennedy? (sarc)


89 posted on 12/09/2008 7:56:57 AM PST by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die; Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death)
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To: Walmartian
I’m confused. Is Illinois a state in Mexico, too or is this the US state? The corruption seems to be about the same.

It's one of those bannana republics. I think it's located next to Costa Rica.

90 posted on 12/09/2008 7:57:51 AM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: iowamark

Oh boy...this stuff is so serious and easy to “get” that there’s little or no chance his problems end on January 20th. Even if Obama firs Fitzgerald, I don’t see this indictment going away.


91 posted on 12/09/2008 8:05:08 AM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: iowamark

Oh boy...this stuff is so serious and easy to “get” that there’s little or no chance his problems end on January 20th. Even if Obama fires Fitzgerald, I don’t see this indictment going away.


92 posted on 12/09/2008 8:05:16 AM PST by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: iowamark

HA HA HA! Chicago Politics STATEWIDE, coming soon NATIONWIDE. This scum vermin will get his. I wonder if Jesse Jackson Jr. gets the Senate seat now?


93 posted on 12/09/2008 8:06:22 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: iowamark

I ran a search across the entire article and guess what? The word democrat never popped up... not even once!


94 posted on 12/09/2008 8:07:04 AM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: rface

Hehehe! No, he is a Democrat even when he was a representative in Congress


95 posted on 12/09/2008 8:07:30 AM PST by QenBirQeni
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To: iowamark
I don't think any of these things he's accused of are even against the law here in New Jersey. This is just how things are done.

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.

96 posted on 12/09/2008 8:08:24 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: maggief

Here’s an interesting question: who gets to appoint Obama’s successor now? The Illinois Governor seems incapacitated at the moment.


97 posted on 12/09/2008 8:10:03 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: iowamark
Ah yes, our new President brings with him the fresh air of a state and political organization free of the stench of corruption. Be prepared to repeatedly hear how the last IL governor jailed for corruption was a Republican!
98 posted on 12/09/2008 8:10:21 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: popdonnelly

The website of the Illinois Lieutenant Governor, Pat Quinn, is offline and presently encountering difficulties. ):>D


99 posted on 12/09/2008 8:12:58 AM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: hillarynot

The question DOES arise though as to whether or not Obama’s Senate seat was paid for...

I find that NOT to be a surprising consideration, given the norm in Chicago politics. I am wishing for a THOROUGH investigation.


100 posted on 12/09/2008 8:14:18 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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