Skip to comments.FBI Tape Shows Burris Foresaw Political Firestorm
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.
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A few corrupt politicians give Chicago a bad name...Gee.
This could stop the 60 vote majority in the senate
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: BOBBY RUSH:
* 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...."
A few? This is more like taking the bread from a turd sandwich. What do you have left?
Well, Mr. Rush has quite a record.
Perhaps he can get a chin some day?
This is the cesspool from which Hussein was spawned.
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."
"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
Could it be that Burris is the “ONE”????
Just a modicum of jocularity...
Re: the pics at #8 — Emanual sure is a sleazy little s**t, isn’t he— He reminds me of Josef Goebbels.
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!
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”.
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: