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Federal Sources: Fitzgerald Held Off Blagojevich Bust to Protect Obama Election Chances;
Debbie Schlussel.com ^ | 12-11-2008 | Debbie Schlussel

Posted on 12/11/2008 6:21:26 PM PST by defal33

Federal Sources: Fitzgerald Held Off Blagojevich Bust to Protect Obama Election Chances; Did Obama Fail Ethics Requirements of Illinois Bar?

A federal source of mine with ties to Chicago says that FBI agents had enough to prosecute corrupt, helmet-haired Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich back in June, when he was already engaged in some of the blackmail and extortion alleged by the FBI affidavit and other documents associated with his arrest and prosecution.

The source says that the FBI was suddenly ordered by the U.S. Attorney's Office--and I believe that order came from the top, ie., U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and Justice Department officials in Washington--to hold off on doing anything until after the election, so as not to hurt Obama's White House bid. Here's what my inside source says.

I know for a fact FBI Chicago had enough to indict Blagojevich in June. They were 2 weeks from indictment in June based on cooperation and testimony at the Stu Levine trial. Levine was Tony Rezko's bud, fund raiser for Blago, and our President-Elect...http://www.debbieschlussel.com/

(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; fbi; fitzgerald; guesswork; obama; obamatruthfile; schlussel
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Yes we all know that so much more is going on here, and for sure Fitzgerald is protecting somebody.
1 posted on 12/11/2008 6:21:27 PM PST by defal33
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To: defal33
You better have hard evidence, or else this is same garbage that the "Clintons are Going Down!" that we heard for years.

When you post something from "a friend" - that means nothing without a tape, a recording, a deposition, or pictures.

2 posted on 12/11/2008 6:24:06 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: defal33

Someone said earlier this was worse than Watergate, I now thin that was an understatement.


3 posted on 12/11/2008 6:24:23 PM PST by CommieCutter (Blaming guns is like blaming the car for actions of the drunk driver.)
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To: defal33

The left will honor rather than trash Fitz, after all.

Well done, Fitz.


4 posted on 12/11/2008 6:24:52 PM PST by ryan71
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To: defal33

Fitzgerald ahs protected Obama from the Rezko trial and now he’s doing the same about the Blago business.


5 posted on 12/11/2008 6:26:25 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: defal33
Sorry - I see you are only posting from By Debbie Schlussel - whose "sources" are about enough right now to stop Obama from being President because he was born in Kenya, as telling us he should have been indicted before the election.

Just happy to read all this great stuff............

And it means..........what?

6 posted on 12/11/2008 6:27:18 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: defal33

Same reason he pulled the chain on Blago before teh wiretaps inplicated Obama — typical democrat hack.


7 posted on 12/11/2008 6:27:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: ryan71

“Well done, Fitz.”

He’s played the libtart game all the way! Good man, fitz?


8 posted on 12/11/2008 6:28:14 PM PST by dbacks (God help the USA.)
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To: defal33

I think they probably were told by the WH to hold off, because it is obvious that Bush bent over backwards not to prejudice Bambi’s chance. I don’t think he especially wanted Bambi to be elected, but Bush is about the most self-sabotaging person we have ever had as president. It would be one thing if this affected only Bush, but what he never seems to have realized is that by abandoning his leadership position, he threw all the rest of us to the dogs.


9 posted on 12/11/2008 6:29:47 PM PST by livius
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To: advance_copy

It sure seems that this Fitzgerald person is NOT a friend of the TRUTH.


10 posted on 12/11/2008 6:29:52 PM PST by timestax ( CNNLIES)
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To: defal33

I’m shocked. Shocked!


11 posted on 12/11/2008 6:31:32 PM PST by Travis McGee (--www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com--)
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Doesn't surprise me.

My new parlor game: who will be appointed special prosecutor to investigate The Great Leader?

12 posted on 12/11/2008 6:31:35 PM PST by clintonh8r (For the first time in my life I'm ashamed of my country.)
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To: SkyPilot

Seems to me that whoever this Debbie Schlussel is better be keeping a close watch on her back.


13 posted on 12/11/2008 6:32:29 PM PST by basil (Support the 2nd Amendment--buy another gun today)
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To: defal33
Conjecture on my part ... ya think the hildabeast is getting a tad bit nervous? Give up my senate seat for SOS ... and have this dead beat who appointed me get tossed?
14 posted on 12/11/2008 6:32:34 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: defal33; All

15 posted on 12/11/2008 6:32:53 PM PST by potlatch
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To: defal33
Way to go pubbies. look at all the problems you get when you don't clean out the Dem's from the positions under you. You have now lost an Attorney Gen(Gonzalez) an election Senators (burns). Way to go. Now if you ever take power again will you learn?
16 posted on 12/11/2008 6:33:57 PM PST by bilhosty
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To: CommieCutter

... Babbalouy, “Hey Quicksdraw, I now thin that was an understatement.” Quickdraw McGraw, “I’ll do the thinnin around here, Babbalouy!”...


17 posted on 12/11/2008 6:34:07 PM PST by gargoyle (..."If this be treason, make the most of it.". Patrick Henry...)
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To: defal33

i’m having a real problem with Schlussels’ article and her “sources”. She was doing very well with her campaign to reveal the fraud behind 0b0z0’s Selective Service application and documentation. The tone she’s set here with her unnamed sources smacks of tabloidism and newspapers that sell two headed dogs.


18 posted on 12/11/2008 6:34:43 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Good Morning Mr & Mrs Scooter and All The Ships At Sea)
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To: defal33
Already posted.
19 posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:09 PM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: BenLurkin

For the record, Fitzgerald was first nominated for US Attorney by a Republican Senator from Illinois and his appointment was backed by Republican Attorney General John Ashcroft and he was reappointed by President Bush.
Fitzgerald has prosecuted many Democrats of the Chicago Daley machine for corruption.
There is no indication that he is a Democrat.


20 posted on 12/11/2008 6:35:58 PM PST by jamese777
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To: SkyPilot
Actually, if you read through the transcript parts that Fitzgerald has released it's pretty clear that much of this was going on BEFORE the election.

That's why Blog and his cronies were ready with press releases on November 5 announcing his meetings with Obama that day and later on the very topic of "who gets the appointment".

Besides, you know that Obama doesn't do anything without a script.

We all know Fitzgerald's technique ~ when he has a RINO or Democrat on the hook he goes after some little guy to draw attention away from the big guy. He did that by going after "Scooter" Libby ~ that way you never noticed that Plame had been ratted out by Powell and Armitage.

He's done it before; he'll do it again.

The top end politicians just love Fitzgerald ~ he's their kind of "boy".

21 posted on 12/11/2008 6:37:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: SkyPilot
Don’t ever take lightly news that Debbie Schlussel writes about, she does her home work, has the most respected sources and has her life threated regulary with the information she brings into the sunlight.

I have been reading her articles for years and she always breaks the Big Stories of today, months or even years before any big new stations or papers report it.

And whats the big deal if I post from Schlussel, she has a good site that exposes the muslim terrorist connections here and abroad.

22 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:18 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: livius
I think they probably were told by the WH to hold off, because it is obvious that Bush bent over backwards not to prejudice Bambi’s chance.

They being Fitzgerald?

The prosecutor who went tooth and nail after Bush and Cheney and Libby?

And Bush can just call an independent prosecuter and tell him to hold off?

Are you missing a /sarc tag?

23 posted on 12/11/2008 6:38:45 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: defal33
Federal Sources: Fitzgerald Held Off Blagojevich Bust to Protect Obama Election Chances...not at all surprising - and yet a few years ago when Rep.Curt Weldon of suburban Philly was under investigation for some trumped up charges his home was raided by the FBI in a highly publicized incident, complete with heavy TV coverage, only a week or two before the election - Weldon lost his reelection bid and the POS Sestak elected in his place (and I never heard anything about Weldon's supposed wrongdoing again) - fascinating how those invested in big government use government powers to make sure their ilk are perpetuated.......
24 posted on 12/11/2008 6:39:22 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: defal33

Let’s add this with the “economic emergency” that suddenly developed when McCain got the Palin/convention bounce and had a lead in the polls.

It stinks of sabotage by the WH if you ask me. I like Bush and am not much for conspiracies. But this all just stinks.


25 posted on 12/11/2008 6:39:34 PM PST by laxcoach
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To: defal33

BTTT


26 posted on 12/11/2008 6:40:22 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: potlatch
The big story in Illinois during he election and immediate post-election period really wasn't Obama ~ it was "closing the state parks".

Blog closed all the state parks except those in Chicago. If you wanted to know where Blog was during that period of time you need to look up the park stories.

27 posted on 12/11/2008 6:41:14 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Pharmboy

oops, I did not enter the right key word in my search...will be more diligent in the future.


28 posted on 12/11/2008 6:41:50 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: jamese777

I stand corrected.

Thank you.


29 posted on 12/11/2008 6:44:34 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: defal33
"Fitzgerald Held Off Blagojevich Bust to Protect Obama Election Chances"

Fine. How about indicting Fitzgerald for aiding and abetting a felony and obstruction of justice?

30 posted on 12/11/2008 6:44:49 PM PST by Enterprise (No Presidency for illegal aliens from Kenya.)
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To: defal33

Wow, what a shock. NOT.


31 posted on 12/11/2008 6:44:57 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: defal33
No problem...I have done it on several occasions. I have had more success using key title words than keywords.

Best,
PB

32 posted on 12/11/2008 6:46:06 PM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: defal33
From the article:

Frankly, it's obvious that Obama knew of the "sale" of the Senate seat. He acknowledged he knew of the "sale," and "we turned it down." And I believe he knew far more than he's letting on.

Obviously, Obama knows something about what was going on here, but is Schlussel correct that Obama has acknowledged anything related to the "sale," or has said anything remotely close to "we turned it down," in relation to Blogo's request? This could be explosive, if there's any corroboration.

33 posted on 12/11/2008 6:46:37 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: muawiyah
I am pointing out that Obama lied when he said he didn't discuss filling the Senate seat with Blagojevich.

Besides his ‘spokesman's’ assertions on TV that ‘Obama had spoke to the Governor about it’, this story also shows that he met with him about it.

34 posted on 12/11/2008 6:47:52 PM PST by potlatch
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To: livius

There was a time when I use to defend President Bush.


35 posted on 12/11/2008 6:48:17 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: defal33
...right now the media's about as busy as a one eyed cat watching 5 rat holes. They know there's something there,but just don't know when it's gonna pop up.
36 posted on 12/11/2008 6:48:22 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Enterprise
Fine. How about indicting Fitzgerald for aiding and abetting a felony and obstruction of justice?

Fitz - selected to head the FBI . . .

37 posted on 12/11/2008 6:50:06 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: livius
but Bush is about the most self-sabotaging person we have ever had as president. It would be one thing if this affected only Bush, but what he never seems to have realized is that by abandoning his leadership position, he threw all the rest of us to the dogs.

Exactly. It's all very well to be "nice," and help your enemies, and turn the other cheek if you are a private person. But if you are a public official, and especially THE public official, you have a duty and an obligation to protect your country and its citizens from evil. Bush just doesn't seem to get that. Yes, he has tried to protect us from al Qaeda, but he has done little or nothing to protect us from our internal enemies who are subverting and corrupting all our institutions and undermining everything he has tried to do.

As for Fitz, sure, he goes after a few Democrat pols when he is told it's OK to do so, because they're being thrown off the back of Daley's sleigh. But he isn't going to go after the big guys--Daley, Obama, anyone he is warned to lay off of. It was typical that he gave immunity to the real Plame leakers so they could help him get Scooter Libby on a technicality.

38 posted on 12/11/2008 6:51:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: defal33

Just one last comment ~ this thread will probably serve as the basis for several radio talk show hosts tomorrow.


39 posted on 12/11/2008 6:57:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: timestax
This is the same Patrick Fitzgerald who successfully made a case to convict Scooter Libby of lying about a crime that was not committed. Given that track record, this is just another day in the life.

Oh, how I miss Mike Royko!!!! The columns he could be writing now about all of this!

40 posted on 12/11/2008 6:58:56 PM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: defal33
This government is setting the country up for a revolution. In the month of November there was approximately 1.6MM federal background checks for gun purchases. A 40% increase from previous months.

We are truly getting to the point that “We The People” need to retake our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS based on the CONSTITUTION of OUR Republic.

These crooks across party lines are ruining and selling out OUR country. With this latest event with Blago one has to ask themselves: What is their price?, what are they willing to sell-off to the highest bidder? The mob, China, Russia.........are Freedom?!

41 posted on 12/11/2008 6:59:50 PM PST by mmanager (It is time to prune the tree.)
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To: defal33

Of course he is. It sounds like is participating in some coverup and should be fired.


42 posted on 12/11/2008 7:00:50 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: sam_paine

No, I agree that Fitzgerald probably is a partisan Dem. But it is obvious that Bush in particular and the GOP in general felt it would violate their “gentleman’s agreement” if they revealed anything about Obambi - such as his corruption, his associates, doubts about his citizenship, and even his middle name - and they conducted a campaign that shied away from all the unsavory things about the annointed Great Leader.

The details in this case must have been known earlier, but I would suspect that Fitzgerald - who is partisan but also wants to get his man - was told to wait until “the people had decided.” And now it’s almost too late.


43 posted on 12/11/2008 7:02:34 PM PST by livius
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To: muawiyah
Debbie Schlussel is quoted frequently by quite a few conservative talk radio hosts and cable news shows, as well as Michelle Malkin.
44 posted on 12/11/2008 7:02:46 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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To: defal33

I still defend him on some things. But I think his cringing, whipped dog stance for the last couple of years had been a disaster and done a great disservice to us all. Maybe he had a breakdown. I really don’t know.


45 posted on 12/11/2008 7:04:25 PM PST by livius
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To: defal33

Even if Fitz fired off the indictment early, the MSM would not have covered it. Furthermore, they would have said the whole thing was a smear on Obama, most likely tainting the entire investigation.

I DO NOT like Fitz, but he really didn’t have any other option here. Sucks, but there it is.


46 posted on 12/11/2008 7:05:17 PM PST by piytar
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To: Cicero
But if you are a public official, and especially THE public official, you have a duty and an obligation to protect your country and its citizens from evil.

This has always been the duty of a Christian leader. One of the problems is that Christianity got transformed into mush, where the main duty of a Christian leader was to be the first out the gate with an apology to the oppressor. Bush comes from that stream of Christianity, which unfortunately is the dominant one nowadays.

47 posted on 12/11/2008 7:06:52 PM PST by livius
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To: defal33

bttt


48 posted on 12/11/2008 7:08:49 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: piytar; defal33

It’s become very obvious that a number of the MSM TV news types, as well as the money hungry crowd at the NYT an the Tribune group, were involved in the graft and corruption side of Obama’s election.


49 posted on 12/11/2008 7:14:18 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: mmanager
Michigan is ripe for Socialism… too many people with their hands out. I just shake my head when I think of Detroit, the Auto Unions our Democrat leaders…what they created and foster in this once beautiful state.

Majority of people here are dependants of the few tax (to death) payers left. No incentive to change out of their housecoat and sweat pants.

50 posted on 12/11/2008 7:17:20 PM PST by defal33 (Michigan: Stuck on Stupid)
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