Skip to comments.Report: Jackson Backers Sought Cash For Obama Post
Posted on 12/12/2008 6:11:12 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Report: Jackson Backers Sought Cash For Obama Post CHICAGO (CBS) ― Businessmen with ties to both Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson discussed raising $1 million for Blagojevich to help persuade him to appoint Jackson to President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, according to a published report.
Citing unnamed sources, the Chicago Tribune reports in a story for Friday's editions that businessman Raghuveer Nayak and Blagojevich aide Rajinder Bedi told attendees at an Oct. 31 meeting that they needed to raise the money for the governor to ensure Jackson's appointment.
"Raghu said he needed to raise a million for Rod to make sure Jesse got the seat," an unidentified source who attended the meeting told the Tribune. Blagojevich also attended the meeting, which was sponsored by Nayak, an Oak Brook businessman.
A message left at a listing for Raghuveer Nayak in Oak Brook was not immediately returned early Friday. No published listing for Bedi could be found.
Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on federal corruption charges that allege, among other things, a brazen scheme to put Obama's vacant Senate seat up for sale.
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The whole rotten Chicago pack is in DEEP shizzle.
Saying is not the same thing as doing, so there has been no crime. According to Geraldo and Carvel this morning.
Wow, Oak Brook eh? One of the more chi-chi far western suburbs of Chi town. There is quite a bit of money there, that’s for sure.
EVEN THE HINDU’S HAVE A MAFIA!
It’s getting better.
Soon we will have “Oath Fraud”
Hmmmmm. Businessmen with ties to both Blagojevich and Triple J discuss pay-to-play on Triple J’s behalf with Blago in attendance. But Triple J, naturally, has NO knowledge of such bargaining on his behalf. Absolutely none. It’s amazing how isolated our political representatives are from reality.
So you can discuss doing something like this and it’s not conspiracy? It’s not a crime?
Raghuveer Nayak, the campaign crony who has dumped tens of thousands of dollars into the campaign pockets of Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, seems to in a race to compete with another star campaign donor from Illinois, Tony Rezko, to see how many people he can contribute to and apparently "influence."
While Rezko's list includes some power names in Illinois, including our local political rockstar, U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Barack Obama, Nayak seems to be broadening his geographical reach (and Nayak is a Hillary Clinton buddy).
We've learned Raghuveer Nayak, the "secret" owner of the old Copley Hospital site in Aurora and mysteriously finds himself in the above picture with then-candidate Tom Weisner and boytoy Gerry Galloway at a downtown property that would be in the path of a major development, has dumped $25,000 in Iowa."
Geraldo and Carvel. Yeah, there's two who's word I'll take to the bank. In other news, a prosecutor from NJ who's a friend of Fitzgerald said on Fox & Friends this morning that all they have to do is reach consensus for it to be criminal.
Let's see, who's word should I accept...?
What did Oprah know and when did she know it? ;)
DJ:cuing AC/DC “Money Talks”.
Is the writing on the wall yet?
From the transcript of the wiretapped conversations, it was learned that BO’s team uses the Tribune to release/relay information to and Blago uses the Sun-Times.
Blago released information to the Sun-Times that he was leaning toward appointing JJ, Jr. to the Senate in order to send information to BO and up the ante on getting something for Valerie Jarrett.
This very well could be a drop from BO’s team to put the heat on JJ, Jr. and get it off themselves.
Anything that is reported from either the Tribune or the Sun-Times on this story with unnamed sources is to be highly suspect.
This is a high stakes game that is being played and all sides are using media outlets to their own advantage.
So this is change. Lots of change. Enough to make cold cash Jefferson from New Orleans feel like a petty criminal. They don’t make freezers big enough to hold Jesse Jackson’s loot.
It's there, and already covered by the $h!t that flew from the fan...
"Conspiracy to commit"
"Accessory after the fact"
If they knew this was going on and said nothing, they're in deep kimchi.
If Obama knew this was going on and said nothing, he's in deep kimchi. The man is an Officer of the Court.
I cannot understand why the prosecution allowed this to get out early before the $’s had exchangaged hands. I would have liked to see JJ jr. incarcerated.
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