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Motion for the Court to issue a Trial Subpoena... [Rezko Admits to FBI He Gave CASH to Obama]
Chicago SunTimes blog (pdf) ^

Posted on 04/23/2010 8:59:02 PM PDT by TigerBait

22. However, the defense has a good faith belief that Mr. Rezko, President Obama’s former friend, fund-raiser, and neighbor told the FBI and the United States Attorneys a different story about President Obama. In a recent in camera proceeding, the government tendered a three paragraph letter indicating that Rezko “has stated in interviews with the government that he engaged in election law violations by personally contributing a large sum of cash to the campaign of a public official who is not Rod Blagojevich. … Further, the public official denies being aware of cash contributions to his campaign by Rezko or others and denies having conversations with Rezko related to cash contributions. … Rezko has also stated in interviews with the government that he believed he transmitted a quid pro quo offer from a lobbyist to the public official, whereby the lobbyist would hold a fundraiser for the official in exchange for favorable official action, but that the public official rejected the offer. The public official denies any such conversation. In addition, Rezko has stated to the government that he and the public official had certain conversations about gaming legislation and administration, which the public official denies having had. [Footnote No. 10 - The defense has a good faith belief that this public official is Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; court; issue; missinglink; motion; obama; rezko; subpoena; trial
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Special Prosecutor. Investigation headed toward impeachment on the way!

Blago is playing hardball politics. He's got the good on Obama and either these charges get dropped or the Chicago buried bodies start popping to the surface.

1 posted on 04/23/2010 8:59:02 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

AND SO IT BEGINS..!!!!!!!! YEE HAWWWW..!!!!


2 posted on 04/23/2010 9:00:53 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TigerBait

Bump


3 posted on 04/23/2010 9:01:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: TigerBait

I predict a pardon by midnight tomorrow and this story will die on Monday.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 9:01:20 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: TigerBait

“He’s got the good on Obama and either these charges get dropped or the Chicago buried bodies start popping to the surface.”

That is exactly the game Blago and his lawyer are playing. They have the goods and expect the charges to be dropped or a hand slap.


5 posted on 04/23/2010 9:01:51 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: TigerBait

Campaign Finance Reporting Violation or

Failure to Report Income?

Conspiracy?


6 posted on 04/23/2010 9:02:21 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (http://www.teapartyslogans.com/cgi-bin/web/index.cgi)
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To: TigerBait

I heard today that it’s Patrick Fitzgerald.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 9:04:13 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Jet Jaguar

Whitewater II?


8 posted on 04/23/2010 9:05:20 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: TigerBait

Can you give us a non-Free Republic link?


9 posted on 04/23/2010 9:06:36 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: omega4179

Maybe in January 2011. If all goes well in November, 2010.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 9:07:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: TigerBait

I don’t care how much of a turd Blago is - He’s COOL!

Got Goods ~ Will Travel


11 posted on 04/23/2010 9:07:30 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I predict a pardon by midnight tomorrow and this story will die on Monday.


Dunno. My sense is America has let Chicago do its own thing in Illinois for centuries, but wants no part of that thugocracy in DC.

All politics is local. The average, say Montanan or Mississippian takes umbrage at this assault coming from the Fed.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 9:10:09 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: TigerBait

Where are you getting this from?


13 posted on 04/23/2010 9:10:43 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: TigerBait

I have not been here on FR awhile but I heard Obama had to escape to the woods somewhere today?

Venting a little frustration maybe?

Oh I definitely think this will go somewhere, and Blago will not get a pardon either.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 9:11:04 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/042310_blagojevich.pdf

The defense moved to redact (black out) the portions which are in bold — all the good stuff.

Someone discovered that could be removed and the full document shown.

NOBODY has reported this yet. FReeper Exclusive!


15 posted on 04/23/2010 9:13:37 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

More and more I’m thinking Blago was more of a screw-up than we realized. He never learned to play the Chicago politics game. If he had, he would have sold the damn seat instead of getting caught TRYING to sell it. He would have millions stashed instead of having to prostitute himself and his wife to get money to live on. And because he never learned how to play the game, he’s not going to get one up on a guy who learned the game from the masters. Blago vs the Obama Thugs - who do you think is going to win?


16 posted on 04/23/2010 9:14:45 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: TigerBait

I’m loving this. Blago has the ‘nads to take a whole lot of people down with him if he goes down. He might be Secretary of Commerce by the time all of this is over.


17 posted on 04/23/2010 9:14:45 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
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To: TigerBait

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/23/uncovered-portions-blacked-subpoena-suggest-obama-advised-blagojevich-senate/

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/blagos-unredacted-motion-to-compel-president-obama-to-testify.html

http://blogs.suntimes.com/blago/obama.pdf

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-0423-blagojevich-20100423,0,2911159.story

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/blagojevich/2191890,CST-NWS-blago23.article


18 posted on 04/23/2010 9:16:07 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

Assume mean “exclusive” except for the dozen or so FR threads on the redacted materials since yesterday?


19 posted on 04/23/2010 9:16:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: TigerBait

You need to send this again the right way. With attribution.

The way you have done it is useless.


20 posted on 04/23/2010 9:17:05 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TigerBait

the news has spread like wildfire online.....for the past two days....it’s just that the MSM isn’t talking about it....but its been out there


21 posted on 04/23/2010 9:17:09 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: Minus_The_Bear; BunnySlippers
It's from the filing

see #22

22 posted on 04/23/2010 9:17:15 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: TigerBait

In a different time, perhaps 55 years ago, Obama’s history would be a problem for him.
Now, Rezko or whoever, means nothing.
The Media, Unions, and everyother liberal group and
followers will see that his regime continus.

People had their chance in 08 but those who sat at home or voted third party got their guy now they don’t like him.


23 posted on 04/23/2010 9:17:34 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: TigerBait

Someone said FNC finally reported on it sometime today.


24 posted on 04/23/2010 9:17:35 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Can the OP repost correctly?


25 posted on 04/23/2010 9:18:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Cash could mean a number of violations. Endless. Is there something to corroborate the story other than the two in a room with cash?

Easier is lying to the F.B.I. If Obama said he wasn’t directly involved and they have the union official saying he spoke with Obama PLUS we see already they have phone records.

That is the enough to appoint a Special Prosecutor.


26 posted on 04/23/2010 9:18:30 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

Obama’s been swimming in a cesspool for so long he’ll never be clean.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 9:18:49 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Show me one example where the results of Democrat policy are not the opposite of what they promise.)
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To: no dems
I’m loving this. Blago has the ‘nads to take a whole lot of people down with him if he goes down. He might be Secretary of Commerce by the time all of this is over.

Or the president of the Teamster's Union.

28 posted on 04/23/2010 9:18:51 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: TigerBait

Bump


29 posted on 04/23/2010 9:19:48 PM PDT by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: TigerBait

I pray to GOD that Obummer goes down. He is so anti-America.


30 posted on 04/23/2010 9:20:51 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
If that happens, then there IS guilt and 0bama is in the cross hairs. How can Blago be pardoned and this not cast a light of corruption on Zero? We can only hope this gets Zero in a vice grip. I would love to see this guy removed by constitutional means from this WH and jailed before he can damage our nation any further. Yeah I know about frogs and wings....
31 posted on 04/23/2010 9:21:57 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Bigtigermike

I hope Mike Wallace takes a crack on it Sunday morning.


32 posted on 04/23/2010 9:24:06 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: ncfool

I updated it in a new thread with all the links.


33 posted on 04/23/2010 9:26:15 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait
Please to not take this as a threat or in anyway condoning violence against corrupt public officials - but any ‘representative’ who voted for ObamaCare in the face of public opposition against it, MUST FACE CERTAIN Consequences, however unpleasant they maybe!
34 posted on 04/23/2010 9:39:51 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: TigerBait

This was all over Fox News this morning 4-23-2010


35 posted on 04/23/2010 9:39:59 PM PDT by Peacekeeper357 (God provides food for every bird but, he does not put it in their nest.)
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To: ncfool
"I hope Mike Wallace takes a crack on it Sunday morning."

Do you mean, Chris Wallace?

36 posted on 04/23/2010 9:43:06 PM PDT by jackibutterfly ( Palin is so under obama's skin, he hears 'Hail to the Chief' when he sees her.)
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To: TigerBait

Which thread, sonny?


37 posted on 04/23/2010 9:44:16 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: ncfool

Mike Wallace will be lucky to find the zipper on his fly on Sunday morning.


38 posted on 04/23/2010 9:49:59 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: txhurl
My sense is America has let Chicago do its own thing in Illinois for centuries, but wants no part of that thugocracy in DC.

there's a wild card in this mix: Even many dems in DC are very upset and concerned about the damage "O" has done re: Israel - and what may come of his anti-Israel stance.

They have signed and sent him a letter urging him to back off of Israel...but I think they can see where his sympathies lie - and that he is not one to be reasoned with. (Narcissists are RIGHT and that is that.)

They may be beginning to believe they have someone in charge who may even take THEM down...they may not stand behind him if he is indeed in trouble with this.

Actually, the Rezko information was obtained over a year ago - and they have been sitting on it...It may be that people of his own party in DC are pulling the plug -

wonder also is Twinkle Toes RAhm's announcement yesterday that he really wants to be Mayor of Chicago figures in? I'm sure he could give lets of info that would not be good for the 'O' man...wheels within wheels, deals under and over deals.

Whatever goes down, we will probably never know who made what deals for what gains. But it is the nature of the rat to turn on one another if the water looks rough.

God will not let this country be taken apart. This I believe.

39 posted on 04/23/2010 10:01:29 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: TigerBait

Oh, this could get very good, and very messy. I can’t wait.


40 posted on 04/23/2010 10:03:38 PM PDT by Hexenhammer (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: maine-iac7

Important addition to the timeline ...
HT: Flopping Aces for wiretap conversations
http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/12/11/more-questions-about-obama-and-blagojevich/

9/17/08 0 calls Emil Jones about ethics bill

9/19/08 Blago calls the move a Republican trap, and brings up Rezko’s name in a presser. “I have a theory on what happened in the Rezko situation was a system, you know, sucked him in and then some lines were crossed and then that person found himself actually violating some of the rules,” Blagojevich said.

10/07/08 Blago tells Rezko to tell the truth, the day after federal prosecutors indicated that the convicted fund-raiser might be cooperating with them. Rezko sentencing subsequently delayed.

10/12/08 Rezko starts talking.
10/17/08 Blago sends 0 message via Sun-Times’ Sneed, “Who will it be?”
10/21/08 Order was signed authorizing a 30-day interception of oral communications at Friends of Blago, Blago’s personal office and the conference room and that it was begun on Oct. 22.
??? Feds ask Trib to hold the presses due to wire taps.
10/28/08 “Goodbye gov? Sneed hears a plan is afoot to impeach Gov. Blagojevich following the presidential election next month. Word is the votes are there. Stay tuned.”
??? Rahm approached by 0’s White House staff the week before the election. 0’s senate replacement was sensitive enough that senior Obama aides wanted to keep the matter within the circle of Illinois political figures. Among 0’s inner circle Rahm had closest relationship with Blago. Rahm spoke by phone with aides to the governor.
10/31/08 “I just don’t want to jinx him and I don’t like the karma of me thinking that far ahead,” Blagojevich said of Obama ‘s prospects in Tuesday’s election. The governor added, “We have had some discussions about a process which we’ll share ... if all goes well.”
Businessmen with ties to both Illinois Blago and JJJ discussed raising $1 million for 0’s seat. Raghuveer Nayak and Blago aide Rajinder Bedi told attendees at an Oct. 31 meeting that they needed to raise the money for the governor to ensure JJJ’s appointment. “Raghu said he needed to raise a million for Rod to make sure Jesse got the seat,” an unidentified source who attended the meeting told the Tribune. Blago also attended the meeting, which was sponsored by Nayak, an Oak Brook businessman.
11/01/08 Source said that contact between the Obama camp and the governor’s administration regarding the Senate seat began the Saturday before the Nov. 4 election, when Emanuel made a call to the cell phone of Harris. The conversation took place around the same time press reports surfaced about Emanuel being approached about taking the high-level White House post should Obama win. Emanuel delivered a list of candidates who would be “acceptable” to Obama, the source said. On the list were Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth, state Comptroller Dan Hynes and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Chicago, the source said. All are Democrats.
11/03/08 Wiretap conversation 1:
*Blagojevich and Deputy Governor A discuss the possibility of an open US Senate seat the day before the Presidential election
* Blagojevich threatens to assume the seat if he is not offered anything
Converstation 2:
* Blagojevich speaks with Advisor A
* Blagojevich tells Advisor A that he is aware of media reports of Senate Candidate 1’s interest in the open US Senate seat; Blagojevich states he will only offer Valerie Jarrett the Senate seat if he gets “something real good;” he reiterates his intention to assume the seat and to drive a “hard bargain”
*Yet, despite President Obama stating that no representatives of his had any part of any deals, labor union president [possibly Andy Stern, though not confirmed] told the FBI and the United States Attorneys that he spoke to labor union official on November 3, 2008 who received a phone message from Obama that evening. After labor union official listened to the message labor union official told labor union president “I’m the one”. Labor union president took that to mean that labor union official was to be the one to deliver the message on behalf of Obama that Senate Candidate B was his pick. (Labor union president 302, February 2, 2009, p. 7).
11/04/08 Conversation 3:
* Deputy Governor A broaches the topic of the Senate seat, and he asks Blagojevich to draft of list of wants for the seat
* Blagojevich notes that nothing can be written down
* Blagojevich states he is interested in an ambassadorship
Conversation 4:
* Blagojevich speaks with John Harris, his Chief of Staff
* Blagojevich mentions the “trick” of conducting negotiations with Obama “indirectly”
* He hypothetically asks Obama what Obama is willing to offer for the seat, and he again reiterates his intention to assume the seat himself
11/05/08 Blago meets with 0 regarding senate appointment process. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2146114/posts (Follow up 11/08, both reports pulled 12/10/08.)
Conversation 5:
* Blagojevich speaks with Deputy Governor A regarding position he can assume if he were to offer the Senate seat to Obama’s chosen candidate
* Secretary of Health and Human Services and ambassadorships are discussed; also discussed is Secretary of Energy and Blagojevich’s connection to the coal industry
Conversation 6:
* Blagojevich speaks with John Harris
* They discuss federal positions that could be traded for the Senate seat, and Blagojevich mentions the private sector and whether Obama could put something “big” together there
* Harris mentions private foundations, and Blagojevich tells Harris to do “homework” right away on the possibility
* The Red Cross is mentioned, but Harris states that it would have to be a private foundation under the influence of a President Obama
Conversation 7:
* Blagojevich speaks with Harris and with Deputy Governor A
* They discuss potential private foundations heavily dependent on federal aid, as this would place it under the influence of Obama
Conversation 8:
* Blagojevich speaks to Advisor A
* Blagojevich mentions how Obama could remove someone from the Board of a private foundation and appoint Blagojevich
* Blagojevich voices demands for something for the seat, and he reiterates an intention to appoint himself to the seat
??? Sometime after the election, Emanuel called Harris back to add the name of Democratic Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan to the approved list, the source said.
??? One source confirmed that communications between Emanuel and the Blagojevich administration were captured on court-approved wiretaps.
11/06/08 Rahn named chief of staff.
Conversation 9:
* Blagojevich speaks with Spokesman
* Blagojevich instructs Spokesman to leak information to the Chicago Sun-Times about Senate Candidate 2, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Blagojevich’s interest in Senate Candidate 2, which the Chicago Sun-Times published
* Blagojevich instructed Spokesman to leak such information, as he desired to communicate dissatisfaction to the Obama campaign about Valerie Jarrett and what he thought they were offering for her appointment
??? AFTER being name chief of staff, Rahm has multiple conversations with Blago, giving him a list of names acceptable to 0.
??? Schakowsky also spoke of a conversation she had with Emanuel shortly after he was named chief of staff. She said she called Emanuel him “to get some intelligence” on whether Obama might approve of her selection as senator. “He indicated that the president-elect would be fine with certain people and I was one of them,” Schakowsky said.
11/07/08 Blago sends second message to team 0 via Sneed, “Sen. Madigan?”
Conversation 10:
* Blagojevich speaks with Advisor A
* Blagojevich tells Advisor A he will offer the seat to Jarrett if he is appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services
Conversation 11:
* Blagojevich speaks with Harris and Advisor B, a Washington, DC, consultant
* Blagojevich indicates that he will offer Jarrett the Senate seat if he is appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services, but Harris notes that any deal cannot appear to be a quid pro quo
* Blagojevich notes his financial situation, and Harris states that “they” are considering it
* Blagojevich, Advisor B and Harris then discuss the possibility of a three way deal involving Blagojevich, Obama and “Change to Win,” an organization tied to SEIU (Service Employees International Union)
* Harris mentions how such a deal would conceal a quid pro quo
* Advisor B, who is in DC, is pleased with the notion of a three way deal, and he states that Obama should be leveraged with this deal, as it is better than Madigan as Senator and Blagojevich continuing as Governor
11/08/08 Conversation 12:
* Blagojevich and Harris speak
* Discussed is the potential of a financial benefit for Blagojevich’s wife, who he believes can work in New York or DC with her Series 7 license
* An interim position at Change to Win for Blagojevich’s wife is also discussed
11/10/08 Marathon conference call, more than two hours, between “various Washington, D.C., based advisers,” Blago, his wife, his general counsel, an unnamed adviser, and John Harris, regarding “what (Blago) can get from the President-elect for the Senate seat.” Blago believed the candidate was Jarrett.
7:56 PM ET, CNN reported that “two Democratic sources close to President-elect Barack Obama tell CNN that top adviser Valerie Jarrett will not be appointed to replace him in the U.S. Senate.”
Conversation 13:
* Blagojevich, his wife, Harris, Governor General Counsel and various Washington, DC, advisors, including Advisor B, speak on a conference call
* Blagojevich mentions his connections in Obama’s teams, and he asks how that can be parlayed into financial and political benefits for him and his wife
* Blagojevich mentions how he can assume the Senate seat in order to avoid impeachment in Illinois, and he agrees that Obama will not appoint him to a Cabinet position, as he is too controversial
* Blagojevich asks what he can obtain for the Senate seat, and he mentions that Governor General Counsel believes Blagojevich can be appointed to a private sector Board in exchange for appointing Jarrett to the Senate, but it would have to be a Board not directly connected to Obama
* Blagojevich’s wife also mentions her desire to be appointed to a Board, and Blagojevich mentions his wife’s experience and Series 7 license
* Blagojevich mentions that he does not want to be Governor anymore
* Blagojevich complains that the advisors on the phone are telling him that he must “suck it up” for another two years
* Blagojevich complains that he will receive nothing in return for appointing Jarrett, and he threatens to appoint Senate Candidate 4, one of the three Deputy Governors of Illinois, in retaliation
* Blagojevich mentions how his wife is more qualified to sit on corporate boards than a “specifically named individual,” who is most probably Michelle Obama
* Harris and Blagojevich remind advisors of the problem of Blagojevich’s financial security, and Blagojevich indicates that without something in return he will not appoint Jarrett
* Harris broaches the three way deal with Obama, Blagojevich and the SEIU involving “Change to Win;” such a deal will occur in two years
* A Blagojevich advisor admonishes Blagojevich to be “leery” of promises for events to occur to two years from now
* Blagojevich then discusses other manners whereby he can earn money
Conversation 14:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich asks if Obama could appoint his wife to a Board
* If Obama cannot or will not appoint Blagojevich’s wife to a corporate Board, then Blagojevich will appoint Jesse Jackson, Jr. to the Senate seat
Conversation 15:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss the open Senate seat again
* Blagojevich asks Advisor A to leak to the Chicago Sun-Times that he is seriously considering Jesse Jackson, Jr., for the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich considers this to be another threat to the Obama campaign, who still desires Jarrett
* It is clear that Blagojevich has not intention of selection Jackson; he simply hopes to apply pressure to the Obama campaign
11/11/08 Conversation: 16
* Blagojevich and John Harris discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich suggests the creations of a 501(c)(4) he could run that would be funded by Warren Buffett or other wealthy Obama allies
* Blagojevich also mentions that he could appoint Senate Candidate 4, Illinois Deputy Governor Louanner Peters, who will vacate it if Blagojevich is impeached and in need of a political office
* Blagojevich knows Obama will not offer him what he wants in exchange for appointing Jarrett
Conversation 17:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss the open Senate seat
* Advisor A mentions how he is attempting to leak the story about Jesse Jackson, Jr., to the Chicago Sun-Times, and Blagojevich asks about the viability of the creation of a 501(c)(4) to be bankrolled by wealthy Obama allies
* Blagojevich mentions how he could run such an organization, and he mentions how Senate Candidate 6, an Illinois millionaire who may be Blair Hull, can bankroll the organization, but Advisor A explains how it would be difficult for Blagojevich to appoint Senate Candidate 6 to the open seat
* Blagojevich explains how Senate Candidate 6 is better than receiving nothing for selecting Valerie Jarrett, and he asks Advisor A to locate someone who could broach the possibility of bankrolling a 501(c)(4) with Senate Candidate 6
11/12/08 Durbin announces his intent to speak about his senate candidates with Blago.
Conversation 18:
* Blagojevich speaks with John Harris
* Blagojevich and Harris learn through CNN that Jarrett has withdrawn her name from consideration for the US Senate seat
* Harris interprets it as a tactic of the Obama team
* Blagojevich broaches the topic of a 501(c)(4) again, and he mentions how Obama and allies can fund it while he is still Governor and Jarrett is Senator; Blagojevich also mentions that Senate Candidate 6 can help bankroll the issues advocacy group to be led by Blagojevich
* They agree this is easier for Obama than for Obama to appoint Blagojevich to a position
Conversation 19:
* Blagojevich discusses the open Senate seat with Advisor B
* Blagojevich discusses the option of a 501(c)(4) with Advisor B, who says the “Change for Win” option is better, for from Obama’s perspective, there would be fewer “fingerprints” of Obama’s involvement
* Advisor B mentions that “Change for Win” is a better option, as there will not be stories in four years of how Obama bought Blagojevich off
* Blagojevich mentions how a 501(c)(4) will exist in two years, while “Change to Win” may not
Conversation 20:
* Blagojevich speaks with a different DC advisor about the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich mentions the 501(c)(4), but the advisor in DC reiterates the reason why “Change to Win” is more desirable: it is one step removed from the President-elect
Conversation 21:
* Blagojevich speaks with an SEIU official, SEIU President Andy Stern, who was in DC, about the open Senate seat
* SEIU official met with Blagojevich the previous week, and Blagojevich understood Stern was an emissary of Jarrett
* Blagojevich tells Stern he heard Obama was considering candidates other than Jarrett for the open seat, and Stern states he would discuss this with Jarrett
* Blagojevich mentions the 501(c)(4) advocacy group option to Stern, and he mentions how that advocacy group could assist Jarrett
* Stern says he will “put that flag up and see where it goes”
Conversation 22:
* Blagojevich and Advisor B discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich tells Advisor B that he asked Stern to broach the topic of a 501(c)(4) with Jarrett, Co-Chair of the Obama Transition Team
Conversation 23:
* Blagojevich and Harris discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich mentions how he will decide how he will select a candidate for the Senate seat, and he mentions his legal situation as the most important variable
* Harris reminds him that his legal situation is the hardest one to satisfy, and Blagojevich claims it can be satisfied if he appoints himself to the seat
11/13/08 Durbin asks Blago for a meeting, voices Duckworth as a favorite.
Jarrett accepts cabinet post.
“After several pages of detailing those machinations, the criminal complaint takes an abrupt turn, describing NO WIRETAPS for a period of THREE WEEKS. The complaint says Blagojevich had “numerous conversations” about the Senate seat during that period, but it doesn’t detail any.”
Conversation 24:
* Blagojevich and Harris discuss the open Senate seat
* Blagojevich tells Harris he wants to speak directly to “President-elect Advisor” about the 501(c)(4) option and how it could be bankrolled
* Blagojevich says he wants “President-elect Advisor” to receive word of the 501(c)(4) option on that day, for when “President-elect Advisor” asks about the open fifth Congressional district Seat, it will be in the advisor’s mind
* Blagojevich may have the power to appoint a Representative to Illinois’s fifth Congressional district seat, which was previously occupied by Rahm Emanuel
Conversation 25:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss open Senate seat
* Blagojevich mentions how he hopes the 501(c)(4) is in the head of the “President-elect Advisor,” but he hopes it is implanted in that person’s mind in a manner in which it is not connected to the open Senate seat or the open House seat
* When asked by Advisor A if it is, Blagojevich responds, “it’s unsaid. It’s unsaid.”
Conversation 26:
* Blagojevich and Advisor A discuss open Senate seat
* Blagojevich asks Advisor A to contact Individual A and ask Individual A to contact “President-elect Advisor” about the 501(c)(4)
* Advisor A asks if it should be mentioned outside of the open Senate and House seats, and Blagojevich says yes
* Advisor A asks if Blagojevich wants Individual A to contact “President-elect Advisor” as Blagojevich thinks there is still “life” in Valerie Jarrett
* Blagojevich thinks there is still life in Jarrett, but he also thinks there are other options
11/14/08 0 announces senate seat resignation, and distances himself from Blago, (courtesy of the WaPo). Resignation meant to ratchet up the pressure on Gov. Rod Blagojevich “to name a successor more quickly than planned.”
11/23/08 Axelrod said, “I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.” (youtube video pulled 12/10/08)
11/26/08 Durbin weighs asking Bush to commute ex-Gov. Ryan
11/27/08 Blagojevich: Bush should let Ryan out of Prison
12/05/08 “Chicago Tribune ran a story on its front page reporting that law enforcement had secretly recorded Blagojevich’s conversations as part of a criminal investigation. Blagojevich immediately instructed Fundraiser A to “undo” the plan to meet personally with the associate of Candidate Five, (JJJ).”
12/06/08 Blago fundraiser Saturday in Elmhurst, co-sponsored by Nayak and attended by JJJ’s brother, Jonathan, as well as Blago.
The “Nayak” co-sponsor mentioned is Naghu Rayak, an Oak Brook doctor and president of Rogers Park Surgery. Nayak is a generous political contributor and has contributed to Blagojevich and numerous other statewide office holders, namely Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn as indicated on the ISBE website
12/08/08 Blago and JJJ met to discuss the Senate seat on Monday, one day before federal prosecutors arrested Blago.
12/09/08 Blago arrested, is accused of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, as well as soliciting bribes.
“President-elect Obama was scheduled to travel this morning to the Chicago FBI briefing before his mid-day meeting with former Vice President Al Gore,” wrote the Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman in the morning’s first pool report. “But it has been announced that he will instead be going straight to his transition office.”
12/10/08 0 and Durbin call for Blago’s resignation.
12/12/08 Rahm won’t go to the Chicago Presidential transition offices in order to avoid reporters. “I’m getting regular death threats. You’ve put my home address on national television. I’m pissed at the networks. You’ve intruded too much.”
Madigan asked the state’s highest court Friday to strip scandal-plagued Blago of his powers. The filing says he is “unable to serve as governor due to disability and should not rightfully continue to hold that office.”
12/14/08 Sneed hears rumbles President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds — dealing with his boss’ vacant Senate seat!
12/15/08 0’s office says his staff had no ‘inappropriate contact’ with Illinois governor. In the statement, Pfeiffer said that incoming White House counsel Gregory Craig has kept federal prosecutors informed of the internal review “in order to ensure our full cooperation with the investigation” into allegations against the governor.”
0 transition office notified reporters moments ago that it will not release information on contacts that 0 staff members had with advisers to Blago until next week.
Since arresting Blago, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has renewed interest in convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko’s part in the purchase of 0’s Chicago mansion, according to a former real estate analyst, Kenneth J. Conner, who says he was interviewed by the federal prosecutor in the past 10 days.
Bill Richardson now being investigated by a federal grand jury for pay to play allegations. Since arresting Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has renewed interest in convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko’s part in the purchase of Barack Obama’s Chicago mansion, according to a former real estate analyst who says he was interviewed by the federal prosecutor in the past 10 days.
Caroline Kennedy 100% on wanting Hillary’s seat. (Chris Kennedy on Quinn’s list to fill 0’s seat?)
0 has chosen Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan to serve as education secretary.
Senator John F’n Kerry was named chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
Presidential electors formally elected 0 the nation’s 44th president.
House Speaker Michael Madigan Monday formed a House committee to begin preparations to impeach embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A resolution to being the impeachment proceedings passed unanimously, 113-0. Respresentatives Lou Lang of Skokie, John Fritchey of Chicago and Jack Franks of McHenry County will serve as managers or prosecutors. “We have given the governor six days to resign,’’ Madigan said.
12/16/08 Federal judge indefinitely postponed Jan. 6 sentencing for Tony Rezko.


41 posted on 04/23/2010 10:03:46 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait

See these threads:

Blagojevich Judge Calls Emergency Meeting
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498643/posts

Redactions Revealed: The Six Secrets You Need to Know From the Obama Subpoena Request
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498587/posts

Mediaite Exclusive: Censored Portions of Blago Subpoena May Implicate Team Obama
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2498514/posts


42 posted on 04/23/2010 10:04:56 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: TigerBait
Blago is playing hardball politics. He's got the good on Obama and either these charges get dropped or the Chicago buried bodies start popping to the surface.

Perhaps. But if so, they'd better have hard evidence to back up their claims.

43 posted on 04/23/2010 10:05:14 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: gaijin

The plot sickens!


44 posted on 04/23/2010 10:06:24 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: jackibutterfly

Yes I did mean Chris. Mike is a confirmed Socialist.


45 posted on 04/23/2010 10:07:26 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Who is Fitzgerald working for? Saley? The Clintons? Both? Or really doing his duty?


46 posted on 04/23/2010 10:14:59 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: Frantzie

I meant to say Daley not saley.


47 posted on 04/23/2010 10:17:43 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: no dems

It’s all a bit surprising after watching him on the Apprentice

:)


48 posted on 04/23/2010 10:18:11 PM PDT by Hypo
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To: TigerBait

The problem is Obama could pressure the prosecutor to drop the charges on Blago and I believe he would! However then the Republicans could call for a special prosecutor and the games would begin!


49 posted on 04/23/2010 10:19:44 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: TigerBait
The court erred when it posted the motion in a pdf file with redactions that could be revealed simply by copying and pasting the blacked-out portions to a plain text file

gotta love it - glad it got cached before it got scrubbed off the net - God is on OUR side

50 posted on 04/23/2010 10:21:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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