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Lawyers for Blagojevich want to subpoena Rahm Emanuel, other Obama aides
Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/26/2008 | Publicola

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 Obama’s senate seat to the highest bidder, an act considered illegal even in Illinois.

A report on the letter by Blagojevich’s attorney was also published in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Obama has flip-flopped on his story about contacts with Blagojevich’s 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 Blagojevich’s old Senate seat.

(Excerpt) Read more at rlcil.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; bleepgate; corruptdems; corruption; obama; obamatransitionfile; probe; rahm; subpoena
Clearly, Blago has a right to call any witnesses he wants to defend himself in the impeachment proceedings. Where are the Democrats on defendants' rights with this?
1 posted on 12/26/2008 8:30:17 AM PST by obamaisandrogynous
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Nice. Let the feeding frenzy begin.


2 posted on 12/26/2008 8:37:36 AM PST by tips up
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Socialists eating their own. Gotta love it.


3 posted on 12/26/2008 8:43:58 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
...an act considered illegal even in Illinois

Bada bing.

4 posted on 12/26/2008 8:44:11 AM PST by Sender (Never lose your ignorance; you can never regain it!)
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To: tips up
disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D IIRC I never heard the impeached ex president. BJ referred to as disgraced..
5 posted on 12/26/2008 8:46:34 AM PST by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

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.


6 posted on 12/26/2008 8:48:48 AM PST by The Anti-One (So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

Sounds like they are trying to de-populate Chicago.


7 posted on 12/26/2008 8:49:35 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: obamaisandrogynous; MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave; Liz

8 posted on 12/26/2008 8:51:36 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

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.


9 posted on 12/26/2008 8:54:26 AM PST by rangeryder (If a man says something in the woods, is he still wrong?)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
Where are the Democrats on defendants' rights with this?

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.

10 posted on 12/26/2008 8:55:05 AM PST by HondaCRF450
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To: Right Wing Assault

I live near Chicago, and I hope that Chicago is de-populated, since the majority of the people, who would leave, are Democrats.


11 posted on 12/26/2008 8:57:36 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: rangeryder

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.


12 posted on 12/26/2008 9:03:29 AM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: PhilCollins

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.


13 posted on 12/26/2008 9:04:05 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: obamaisandrogynous

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.


14 posted on 12/26/2008 9:08:25 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: JoanneSD

The drive bys would not call Bubba “disgraced” no matter what he did.


15 posted on 12/26/2008 9:15:07 AM PST by tips up
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To: obamaisandrogynous

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.


16 posted on 12/26/2008 9:29:25 AM PST by alloysteel (Balkanization - perhaps one of the few remaining ways to preserve American ideals.)
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To: tips up

Just remember our new Secretary of State is married to a rapist.


17 posted on 12/26/2008 9:35:39 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: PhilCollins

No no no, keep ‘em, please.


18 posted on 12/26/2008 9:45:51 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: golfisnr1

When the corrupt Chicago Democrats leave the city, many of them will go to prison.


19 posted on 12/26/2008 9:46:11 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: obamaisandrogynous
>>>>>Gov. Blagojevich is accused of conspiring to sell Obama’s senate seat to the highest bidder, an act considered illegal even in Illinois.

Since when? ;^)

20 posted on 12/26/2008 9:51:52 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: obamaisandrogynous

LOL!

Obamanaughts have said nothing improper happened.

So Blago subpeonas them to support his case.

Have fun, Obamanaughts!


21 posted on 12/26/2008 9:55:13 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Women were treated like livestock by Mohammad, so Allah must want women treated like cows forever.)
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To: PhilCollins

Or they leave through methods like stabbings, shootings, drowning, poison and other natural Chicago ways.


22 posted on 12/26/2008 10:09:10 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: rangeryder

“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.”

Ping!


23 posted on 12/26/2008 10:11:00 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: rangeryder
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.

Hasn't Fitz gone after "R"s over "D"s like 62 to 3? Another worthless/leftist egomaniac.

24 posted on 12/26/2008 11:37:32 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: PhilDragoo; All
Did Rahm fillout the 63-count seven-page personnel application Obama gave to possible appointees? If so, how did Rahm outline his ties to financial institutions involved in the federal bailout? His activities on the Freddie Mac Board? Rahm's emails to Madoff? Gun rights?

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 firm’s 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. "

25 posted on 12/27/2008 8:47:27 AM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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To: All
That whole Obama-Blag-Rahm scene reminds me of the infantile, anti-smoking flick "Blood Freak."

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."

26 posted on 12/27/2008 8:53:07 AM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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To: obamaisandrogynous
    

 

 

 

                               I    http://www.asizableapple.com/2007/11/5-steps-to-healthy-heart.html   Blago   Go Blago!

27 posted on 12/27/2008 8:56:19 AM PST by dennisw (Only when the tide goes out, can you see who has been swimming naked -- Warren Buffet)
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To: Liz
The most ethical Administration in the history of the Republic.

Part Deux.

Or not.


28 posted on 12/27/2008 8:58:17 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo

LOL! Excellent! You are a genius, a maniac genius!

Department of Just Us, that’s it.

Tea Party #2 time.


29 posted on 12/27/2008 9:23:37 AM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: PhilDragoo

"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."

30 posted on 12/27/2008 2:20:06 PM PST by Liz (The right to be left alone is the beginning of freedom. USSC Justice William O. Douglas)
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