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Blagojevich's Lawyers Want Obama Aides To Testify (Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Jesse Jackson Jr.)
KDKA ^ | 12/24/08

Posted on 12/24/2008 3:01:01 PM PST by Libloather

Blagojevich's Lawyers Want Obama Aides To Testify
Illinois Governor's Lawyers Issue Letter Calling For Subpoenas
Dec 24, 2008 3:00 pm US/Eastern

CHICAGO (CBS); In a dramatic development in the ongoing impeachment proceedings, lawyers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich want two key aides to President-elect Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to testify before the House impeachment committee.

Sources tell CBS station WBBM-TV that a letter sent by Blagojevich's lawyers to committee chairman, State Rep. Barbara Currie, asks that the committee subpoena Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Jackson.

On Tuesday, a transition official disclosed that Obama, Emanuel and Jarrett, have been interviewed in connection with the federal investigation into Blagojevich. The transition official, speaking on a condition of anonymity, also confirmed that Emanuel had been captured on wiretaps taken as part of the investigation.

Blagojevich was charged on Dec. 9 with plotting to use his governor's authority to appoint Obama's Senate replacement and make state appointments and contracts in exchange for cash and other favors. He has denied any criminal wrongdoing and has resisted multiple calls for his resignation, including one from Obama.

In an internal review, released on Tuesday by Obama's team, found that Emanuel was the only Obama adviser to talk to Blagojevich and his top aide, John Harris. The two men have been arrested as part of a federal corruption investigation.

Emanuel had one or two conversations with Blagojevich and four with Harris on the subject of the Senate seat, according to the review.

The report said Obama authorized Emanuel to pass on the names of four people he considered to be highly qualified to take over his seat - Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, Illinois Veterans' Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Jackson Jr.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; bleepgate; corrupt; il2008; obama; obamatransitionfile; rahm; testify
JJJ ain't gonna like that.
1 posted on 12/24/2008 3:01:02 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Oh, this should be good.

We’re all gonna need a huge pile of popcorn.


2 posted on 12/24/2008 3:05:52 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: Libloather

Uh Oh...perjury coming into play now...was it one phone call or two phone calls Mr. Capone? And remember, you are under oath :D


3 posted on 12/24/2008 3:08:21 PM PST by chris37
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To: Libloather


4 posted on 12/24/2008 3:09:52 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Libloather

You know if they started jailing some of these political clowns; we might get somewhere.

Hillary and Bill should be the first.


5 posted on 12/24/2008 3:09:52 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Diogenesis

Thanks. BUMP!


6 posted on 12/24/2008 3:10:51 PM PST by PGalt
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To: BlessedBeGod
Did you know all of Obama's transition team lawyered up? Craig rarely spoke to any of them in person. He talked to their lawyers instead. He'd ask a question to a lawyer and have to wait for the lawyer to get back with an answer. You won't see this in the MSM.
7 posted on 12/24/2008 3:12:49 PM PST by Krankor (Vitajex, what ya doin' to me)
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To: PGalt

I hope Blogojevich has good security.

He knows where a lot of skeletons are buried.


8 posted on 12/24/2008 3:13:58 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Libloather

So far all this has been is one dog and pony show by Fitz. Not one RAT has gone to jail nor will they ever.


9 posted on 12/24/2008 3:14:16 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Libloather

“Emanuel had one or two conversations with Blagojevich”

A poster yesterday noted that Rahm’s home is about 150 yards from Blogo’s office. I’d like to see the visitor’s log from the Guv!


10 posted on 12/24/2008 3:14:50 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Libloather
Blagojevich's Lawyers Want Obama Aides To Testify (Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Jesse Jackson Jr.)

LMAO, I bet they do! Me, too!
The sooner we get this rogues gallery of absolute scum under oath, the better.

11 posted on 12/24/2008 3:16:28 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Libloather

A look at Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s wish list for infrastructure projects

OBAMA CLAUS?

http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=9469566


12 posted on 12/24/2008 3:17:37 PM PST by CalifScreaming (NO rubber screwdrivers)
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To: Diogenesis
Many thanks. Obammy was arrogantly stupid to deny contact w/Blago when, as you show, he obviously did. When our prez elect lies about inconsequential things, what can we expect when the stakes are consequential?

I thank Jim Rob for FR everyday.

13 posted on 12/24/2008 3:18:34 PM PST by Jacquerie (The forgotten clause - Nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof.)
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To: Libloather
I have a bad feeling about this whole deal. 0bami and his
gang are a little to cocky. I wouldn't be surprised at all
if this isn't a theatrical set up to make ‘0’ out to be
above all of this scandal stuff.

Maybe I'm just over analyzing this whole thing, but I don't
trust this outfit at all. Too teflon for me, and the media
cover a little too much.

14 posted on 12/24/2008 3:18:41 PM PST by ThreePuttinDude (-)....Election 2008, the year Affirmative Action won the Presidential race....(-)
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To: Venturer

Somehow I think the “officials” are going to keep those skeletons buried and keep Blago from becoming one. They’re just one big happy crime syndicate. Who’s to question them?

Welcome aboard.


15 posted on 12/24/2008 3:22:40 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Libloather

Who else thinks that Emanuel dropped as many F bombs on tape as Blago did?


16 posted on 12/24/2008 3:25:17 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: TruthWillWin
Who else thinks that Emanuel dropped as many F bombs on tape as Blago did?

Lol...and you just know the "N" word has to be in there somewhere

17 posted on 12/24/2008 3:29:54 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The tree of liberty is getting mighty dry)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Could be but no big deal (unless you use it while Republican).


18 posted on 12/24/2008 3:32:54 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: Libloather

It is getting hot in here


19 posted on 12/24/2008 3:48:51 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: Libloather

Obama thinks Tammy Duckworth is “highly qualified” to sit in the US Senate?!?!?!?!?!

The best efforts of the local and national media couldn’t convince the liberals in Illinois to elect that whackjob, so Blago gave her the Veteran Affairs job to pad her resume and as a reward for being one of the few Iraqi Freedom veterans to schill for the Dems publicly against the military. I would say she is about as qualified as Al Franken to serve in the Senat... umm nevermind.


20 posted on 12/24/2008 3:52:13 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Libloather

What about Whittaker, Tom from the SEIU and the ‘advisors’ that were on the 2 hour conference call?


21 posted on 12/24/2008 3:53:24 PM PST by AliVeritas
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To: ThreePuttinDude

Set up, all the way around. The question is, how big is the something behind it that drove them to this?


22 posted on 12/24/2008 3:54:46 PM PST by AliVeritas
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To: Libloather

It ain’t over ‘til its over Obambi!


23 posted on 12/24/2008 3:55:22 PM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Not to mention Rahm lives in Ravenswood, while Blago lives in Ravensood Manor, probably less than a mile away as the crow flies. In Chicagoland, they are practically neighbors. I wouldn’t be surprised if they got together for coffee at one of the joints on Lincoln Avenue and discussed the matter away from prying FBI ears.


24 posted on 12/24/2008 3:56:20 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Libloather

Like . . under oath? *big ole grin*


25 posted on 12/24/2008 3:58:42 PM PST by BAW (Dear Santa, I can explain . . .)
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To: BlessedBeGod
We’re all gonna need a huge pile of popcorn.


26 posted on 12/24/2008 4:03:34 PM PST by BAW (Dear Santa, I can explain . . .)
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To: Libloather

Santa delivered a little early this year. Governor Rod Blagojevich, the gift that keeps on giving.


27 posted on 12/24/2008 4:06:29 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Libloather

Of course they should testify.


28 posted on 12/24/2008 4:09:49 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Who else thinks that Emanuel dropped as many F bombs on tape as Blago did?

Yep. I think this is what could sink him actually. Bleeping thug talk tapes. Wouldn't do to have the Dalai Lama's Chief of Staff sounding like Frank Nitti...

29 posted on 12/24/2008 4:34:05 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Libloather
Blah!

You've been Blagojeviched!

30 posted on 12/24/2008 6:26:10 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Libloather

I’d like to know
“Where in the World in Rahm Emannual?”

The only hint I’ve been able to find on google is AFRICA...

Now we know that’s a pretty large area....
Where IS he spending his holiday?
Is Isreal part of Africa....
Why didn’t he just say he was going there?
Is he going to Kenya?
Wonder if he’s going on a spending spree.....to buy some silence?

Oops, I’m over my question limit!

If you’re on any ping list, we’re putting out an APB for Rahm-E......


31 posted on 12/24/2008 9:09:43 PM PST by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: BlessedBeGod

I’ll start the popping now. with lottsa butter... too.


32 posted on 12/24/2008 10:34:18 PM PST by go-ken-go (i)
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To: Venturer
Obama's thugs will probably poison his food or kill him in some other secretive way.

Rezko, Blagojevich and all the other canaries risk their lives and the lives of their families if they speak against Obama.

I foresee a lot of unnecessary death and destruction in America's near future, and it will all be connected to Barack Hussein Obama.

33 posted on 12/24/2008 10:51:39 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: teletech
So far all this has been is one dog and pony show by Fitz. Not one RAT has gone to jail nor will they ever.

He'll get one or two low level Rats, maybe even Blago if Blago gives him too much lip, just to justify having arrested the Governor of the state of Illinois. You can be certain that the extent of the corruption will never be revealed, nor most of the perpetrators punished for it.

34 posted on 12/25/2008 5:52:49 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Why do I find the Toyota "Saved by Zero" ads so ironic?)
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To: Libloather

WhoooHoooo! Now it starts. Like you couldn’t see this coming, Blago won’t go down with the ship. Now I wonder what Blago knows about birth certificates?


35 posted on 12/25/2008 8:54:28 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Hardastarboard
He'll get one or two low level Rats, maybe even Blago if Blago gives him too much lip, just to justify having arrested the Governor of the state of Illinois. You can be certain that the extent of the corruption will never be revealed, nor most of the perpetrators punished for it.

Fitzy will crow about how he cleaned up corruption in Illinois and Obama and all the rest will skate.

36 posted on 12/25/2008 8:59:32 AM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Libloather
lawyers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich want .....

Gov. Hot Rod better watch his back. He could have an accident and wind up drowning in Lake Michigan.

Even after it's all frozen over. Hey, it could happen.

37 posted on 12/25/2008 10:58:14 PM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: FastCoyote
Now I wonder what Blago knows about birth certificates?

That his own now has a freshly-imprinted "sell by" date stamped on it.

38 posted on 12/25/2008 10:59:52 PM PST by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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