Skip to comments.Lawyers for Blagojevich want to subpoena Rahm Emanuel, other Obama aides
Posted on 12/26/2008 8:30:16 AM PST by obamaisandrogynous
News reports on Friday morning indicated that lawyers for disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) want want the Illinois House of Representatives to subpoena 14 aides to President-elect Barack Hussein Obama.
A report on Fox News indicated that the attorneys want to have a number of high-profile Obama aides, including Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), Valerie Jarrett, and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), and others to testify for the defense in the ongoing impeachment proceedings in Illinois. Gov. Blagojevich is accused of conspiring to sell Obamas senate seat to the highest bidder, an act considered illegal even in Illinois.
A report on the letter by Blagojevichs attorney was also published in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Obama has flip-flopped on his story about contacts with Blagojevichs staff, initially saying there had been no contact with them, then no inappropriate contact.
Obama has a decade-long relationship with Blagojevich and helped him win election and re-election as Illinois governor, heading his campaign in 2002. Emanuel holds Blagojevichs old Senate seat.
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Nice. Let the feeding frenzy begin.
Socialists eating their own. Gotta love it.
I think the rub here is in the possible fact that obombanation doesn’t like blagojvich selling something that doesn’t belong to him. In obombanation’s mind the seat belongs to obombanation and no one but him has the right to sell it.
Sounds like they are trying to de-populate Chicago.
This is how Blojobavich will get off; some of those who are being called to testify on his behalf will eventually claim some sort of executive privilege or other immunity from testifying. Fitzy blew this case from the beginning by not waiting for money to pass hands, he obviously didn’t want to involve the Great One in this scandal, he likely feared for his life if he did.
As them smell gets closer to the Big Zero... the Dems fear these distractions swirling around their hero - makes them very nervous. It might distract Zero from implementing his spread the wealth programs.
I live near Chicago, and I hope that Chicago is de-populated, since the majority of the people, who would leave, are Democrats.
The action by the supposed objective prosecutor shows US what will happen with the Obama ‘natural born citizen’ issue ... those ruling the now defunk Republic will sweep it under the rug to avoid ‘confrontation’. The Democrap party runs a thugocracy and men like Fitz see the hand smearing crap ont he wall and know to step aside or be smeared under.
I don’t agree with you. Keep them all in Chicago. The rest of us don’t need to be infested with their corruption. But saying that there are some nice people there.
This is pretty smart. Everyone they call is going to say that there was no quid pro quo, because otherwise they would be participants in a crime along with Blago. They’ll have some explanation about how they were just talking about possibilities, not bargaining.
The drive bys would not call Bubba “disgraced” no matter what he did.
Remember, the Democrats managed to run Jim Traficant and Robert Toricelli out of office. Jim Traficant may have forced his congressional staff to work at his family’s horse farm. Robert Torricelli, by contrast, was never well-liked by his fellow senators.
So far as is known, Rod Blagojevich does not have a horse farm, but on the other hand, he is not necessarily well-liked by other Democrats back in Illinois. That may impact Blagojevich’s rights as a defendant.
Just remember our new Secretary of State is married to a rapist.
No no no, keep ‘em, please.
When the corrupt Chicago Democrats leave the city, many of them will go to prison.
Since when? ;^)
Obamanaughts have said nothing improper happened.
So Blago subpeonas them to support his case.
Have fun, Obamanaughts!
Or they leave through methods like stabbings, shootings, drowning, poison and other natural Chicago ways.
“This is how Blojobavich will get off; some of those who are being called to testify on his behalf will eventually claim some sort of executive privilege or other immunity from testifying. Fitzy blew this case from the beginning by not waiting for money to pass hands, he obviously didnt want to involve the Great One in this scandal, he likely feared for his life if he did.”
Hasn't Fitz gone after "R"s over "D"s like 62 to 3? Another worthless/leftist egomaniac.
REFERENCE After serving as an advisor to Bill Clinton, in 1998 Emanuel resigned his position to become a Wall Street investment banker with Wasserstein Perella, (now Dresdner Kleinwort), where he worked until 2002. In 1999, he became a managing director at the firms Chicago office. Emanuel made $16.2 million in his two-and-a-half-year stint as a banker, according to Congressional disclosures. At Wasserstein Perella, he worked on eight deals, including the acquisition by Commonwealth Edison of Peco Energy and the purchase by GTCR Golder Rauner of the ecurityLink home security unit from SBC.
After Emanuel left banking to run for Congress, members of the securities and investment industry became his biggest backers, donating more than $1.5M to his campaigns dating back to 2002, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Mr. Emanuel also leaned heavily upon the industry as 2006 Dem Congressional Campaign Committee Chair. Financial industry donors contributed more than $5.8M to the Dem committee, behind only retirees.
Then President Bill Clinton in 2000 named Emanuel to the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation ("Freddie Mac"). Rahm's position paid him $31,060 in 2000 and $231,655 in 2001. During the time Emanuel spent on the board, Freddie Mac was plagued with scandals involving campaign contributions and accounting irregularities. The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) later accused the board of having "failed in its duty to follow up on matters brought to its attention." Emanuel resigned from the board in 2001 when he ran for Congress.
Obaba should understand that Rahm is bad news for him. Every Obaba news clip, every pic, Rahm strives to overshadow Obaba. Rahm cops an arrogant stance----his hands on his hips ----delivering the message---"Forget Obaba, I'm in charge. You will deal with me. So don't even think about fricking with me. "
RECAP Seems this self-absorbed, ripped protagonist w/ Elvis hair who loves to dance (an Obama-Blago mutate), eats tainted turkey and becomes an evil bird---but only after bedding down a bimbo in a flowered bikini faking orgasm.
Blago's latest press conference was as entertaining as an Ed Wood production. Notice how Blag kept looking back at the curtain backdrop? That's b/c the Chicago PTB have a contract out on him.
Daley's boys were locked and loaded behind the curtain, aiming AK47's at Blago's back.
If Blago didn't sound really, REALLY sincere, he was dead meat. When Blag said, "I have done nothing wrong," that was the signal to relax those trigger fingers.
" If you bow out, I can get you a lucrative deal----the Hair Club wants to show
anxious bald guys that bad things can happen when you have TOO much hair."
LOL! Excellent! You are a genius, a maniac genius!
Department of Just Us, that’s it.
Tea Party #2 time.
"Look you hairy screwball. You better have a press conference and you
better act sincere....or else. My boys are gonna be locked and loaded aiming
AK47's at your back."
"Ok, Dick, now don't get nervous. When I say 'I Have Done Nothing Wrong,' you can signal your boys to relax their trigger fingers."