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FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm
CBS 2 - Chicago ^ | May 26, 2009 | Staff Writers

Posted on 05/27/2009 7:21:35 AM PDT by Islander7

Senator Suggested Contribution Before He Was Appointed, Later Decided Against It

CHICAGO (CBS) ― Sen. Roland Burris was recorded on an FBI wiretap suggesting that he could write a check to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign before the ousted governor appointed Burris to the Senate.

The details of the conversation emerged after a federal judge said Tuesday he would allow the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee to hear a federal wiretap of the former governor's brother, Rob, having a fund-raising conversation with Burris. Rob Blagojevich was running the campaign fund at the time.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicagocorruption; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; obama; payola; paytoplay; senate
On the tape, Burris suggests that he could contribute, or have associates contribute, money to the Blagojevich campaign. Burris also expresses clear desire to be appointed to the U.S. Senate.
1 posted on 05/27/2009 7:21:35 AM PDT by Islander7
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To: Islander7

A few corrupt politicians give Chicago a bad name...Gee.

2 posted on 05/27/2009 7:24:17 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Islander7
Mana from heaven

This could stop the 60 vote majority in the senate

3 posted on 05/27/2009 7:26:23 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Islander7
Roland Burris and Rep. Bobby Rush (speaking)
at a Chicago news conference announcing
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appointment of
Burris to the U.S. Senate Dec. 30, 2008.

From David Horowitz's

* Democratic Member of Congress

* Member of the radical Progressive Caucus

* In 1968, went AWOL from the U.S. Army

* Co-founder of the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party

* In 1969, served six months in jail for an illegal weapons conviction

* Advocates reparations for African Americans

"Bobby Rush has described his involvement with the Black Panthers as part of his maturation process, as a youthful indiscretion that he abandoned immediately after Hampton's death. He described his role mostly as running the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast for Children program.

But Bobby Rush served six months in jail for a 1969 illegal weapons conviction and, even after his release, in 1971 his comrades were still describing him as the 'Deputy Minister of Defense' for the Black Panther Party in Illinois. In 1992 the socialist magazine In These Times praised fledgling congressional candidate Rush, writing that he 'has continued to support progressive policies and has never disavowed his Panther past...."

4 posted on 05/27/2009 7:31:23 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

A few? This is more like taking the bread from a turd sandwich. What do you have left?

5 posted on 05/27/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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Well, Mr. Rush has quite a record.

Perhaps he can get a chin some day?

6 posted on 05/27/2009 7:33:54 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: Islander7

This is the cesspool from which Hussein was spawned.

7 posted on 05/27/2009 7:36:39 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Islander7
Justice Department Briefing on Blagojevich Investigation:
Patrick Fitzgerald, United States attorney general for the Northern District of Illinois [speaking to press]:
Published: December 9, 2008, New York Times

Excerpts from the transcript:

Fitzgerald: "In the governor words -- governor's words, quote, 'Fire all those bleeping people. Get them the bleep out of there. And get us some editorial support', close quote. And the bleeps are not really bleeps."


Fitzgerald: "A month or so ago a $1.8 billion tollway project was announced. While that tollway project was being announced, Governor Blagojevich was privately seeking to have a person benefiting from that contract raise $100,000 in contributions, and privately the government (sic) said, 'I could have made a larger announcement but wanted to see how they would perform by the end of the year. If they don't perform, bleep 'em.' That's a quote. And the word 'bleep' was not the word he used."


Fitzgerald: "The governor's own words describing the Senate seat, quote, 'It's a bleeping valuable thing -- thing. You just don't give it away for nothing', close quote."

Fitzgerald: "Another quote, 'I've got this thing, and it's bleeping golden. And I'm just not giving it up for bleeping nothing. I'm not going to do it, and I can always use it; I can parachute me there,' quote. Those are his words, not our characterization, other than with regard to the bleep."

Fitzgerald: "The tapes reveal that Governor Blagojevich wanted a number of things in exchange for making the appointment to the Senate seat -- an appointment as secretary of health and human services or an ambassadorship, an appointment to a private foundation, a higher paying job for his wife or campaign contributions."

Blago's wife...

"Mrs. Blago, the former Patti Mell, won the hearts of old-school thugs everywhere with her f-word-filled rants captured on FBI wiretaps, some of which were colorfully detailed in the criminal complaint against her hubby..." --Michelle Malkin, December 17, 2008



8 posted on 05/27/2009 7:38:06 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: Islander7

Could it be that Burris is the “ONE”????

9 posted on 05/27/2009 7:46:57 AM PDT by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Just a modicum of jocularity...

10 posted on 05/27/2009 7:53:47 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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Re: the pics at #8 — Emanual sure is a sleazy little s**t, isn’t he— He reminds me of Josef Goebbels.

11 posted on 05/27/2009 8:02:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: BenLurkin
This is the cesspool from which Hussein was spawned.

We all know the ONE is as corrupt as the rest of Illinois, but WHO is going to investigate him??? NO ONE! He's untouchable, like SUPERMAN!

12 posted on 05/27/2009 8:08:17 AM PDT by blondee123 (Barack O'Lenin, King of United Socialist America!)
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To: blondee123

How about the rest of the transcripts too that are being burried under an asked for judges order. Something pushed the USA to arrest Blago and blow the whole case wide open, something perhaps that led to the “one”.

13 posted on 05/27/2009 8:21:52 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: blondee123

From the top of my head lets me see what I remember:

Burris was receiving $5,000/ from Loop Enterprises/

Loop Enterprises was/is run by BHO’s BIL Craig Robinson and BHO’s “best friend” Jim (IIRC) Reynolds.

Loop Enterprises was involved in the pay for play scheme involving Philadelphia mayor and his paramour in which the star witness died.

IOW BHO better be nice to Burris, cause he knows too much. For more dots to connect read through:;page=1#1

14 posted on 05/27/2009 9:31:08 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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