Skip to comments.Sources: Emanuel not target of Illinois probe
Posted on 12/12/2008 2:25:16 PM PST by RatsDawg
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Very doubtful O will be impeached. I have seen enough of him to determine he is not stupid. I am sure he insulated himself against that idiot Governor. He even kept him away from his victory celebration in Chicago.
Is that new clip from this evening’s news or yesterday?
Fitz opened this can of worms. He has a responsibility to expose ALL of the players, including Obama and/or his people. If he doesn’t, he’s as corrupt as they are.
So which is it that Rahmbo is not? A "subject"? Or a "target" ?
Sounds like somebody's trying to make a Clintonian distinction.
Hmm, could that somebody be the AP reporterette (the one with my favorite name, Miss Pickler)? or her "source" - who btw turns out to be a Rahm Emanuel partisan?
(No description given of Pickler's alleged second "source.")
Wrong. Blagos wife handled the shady land deal as Obama’s realtor. She knows the skeletons behind it. She will spill the beans even if Fitzgerald tries to cover for Obama. The Blagos will not go quietly to prison and let the others go free when they are as dirty as they are. Bank on it.
I sure hope you’re right. Good point about Blago’s wife knowing the details on the land deal. If Fitz won’t take this all the way, our best hope is that Blago, his wife and Rezko tell all.
Well he is as corrupt as the rest and you will understand that after this case runs it's course. Fitz works for Fitz and the law always takes a back seat.
I'm sure you remember the Valerie Plame case where Fitzgerald was tasked with finding out who leaked the fact that she was "an operative" working for the CIA. Well the answer to that question was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's assistant at the State Department. That fact was known to Fitzgerald on the very day that he took over as special prosecutor on that "case". He knew because Armitage told him so. Were he actually honest he would have called a press conference and announced that fact and either declared that Armitage would be prosecuted or state that there was no crime, which in fact was the case. Instead he conducts a huge investigation of the Bush Administration senior staff, prosecutes and convicts Lewis Libby, Cheney's Chief of Staff and comes within a eyelash of indicting Karl Rove. The investigation lasted two years and that's how long it took us find out about Armitage who was never charged.
If this isn't corrupt what is? This was simply prosecuting political enemies for personal gain, sending people to jail to advance your career. That is the worst form of political corruption. Much worse than the petty and common stuff the current and about to be former Governor of Illinois is charged with.
“He is neck deep in it and his allies in the press are trying to spin this one off. Take it to the bank that Blago is going to tell all against the democrats for calling his head and trying to force his resignation. He will turn on Rahm and Obama. Obama mocked him yesterday and I do not think ole big brass balls Blago will let that slide when the press is calling him crazy and hi wife a slut. Mrs. Blago handled Obamas shady land deal and the purchase of his home. She knows what happened there and will the beans. If Fitzgerald tries to cover for the Obamas the Blagos will go to the press via interviews. There is no way the will walk into prison and let the other dirty hands remain free. Bank on it.”
I hope you are right!
Maybe not but he damn well should be. Amen
One idea I have had is this. Even if they don’t have enough to bring Obama down, there are still a couple of “wins” in this for us:
- indictments might remove some of the thugs like Rahmbo, Axelrod, et al from the team
- the federal government could be sending a message to Obama saying “we are going to keep you safe this time, but if you think you are bringing Chi-town politics to DC, you better wake up”
We don’t have all the facts, and everything at this point is pure speculation by all of us. But is sure if fun watching these guys squirm a little!
Rahm, "I never had sex with, er, talked to the Illinois Governor. Hell, I don't even know him."
Hey Zer0, How are you hanging in there with the big boys? How's your smoking and facial tics coming along? Enjoy your ride. The fun is just beginning.