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Secret papers reveal Senate 'talks' between Obama and Blagojevich
NY Post ^ | Apr 24, 2010 | CHARLES HURT

Posted on 04/24/2010 4:38:44 AM PDT by The Raven

WASHINGTON -- Sections of court papers filed by scandal-scarred former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that were mistakenly made public show a deeper involvement by President Obama in picking his Senate successor and call into question the president's public statements on the case.

According to passages in the papers filed Thursday by Blagojevich's lawyers -- which were blacked out under a judge's order but made visible by a computer glitch -- Obama, then president-elect, spoke directly to the disgraced governor on Dec. 1, 2008.

But just one week later -- on the day Blagojevich was indicted -- Obama told reporters flatly, "I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not -- I was not aware of what was happening."

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(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bho44; blagojevich; obamasecrets; scandals

1 posted on 04/24/2010 4:38:44 AM PDT by The Raven
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To: The Raven

OK Obie, so what else are you lying about?


2 posted on 04/24/2010 4:41:09 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce strong with this one, it is...)
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To: The Raven

He did not have sex with that woman.


3 posted on 04/24/2010 4:45:07 AM PDT by JusPasenThru (Why won't those knuckle-dragging tea-bagging right-wing bastards just negotiate with me?)
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To: The Raven
Please alert me when we reach the “Crimes and Misdemeanor” level. I've got to get the popcorn made.
4 posted on 04/24/2010 4:47:24 AM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 186)
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To: The Raven
Please say there is more - I want ObambiBopper to do his uh uh uh thing in front of the press again.

Ummm uhhh uhhh

5 posted on 04/24/2010 4:48:06 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: gov_bean_ counter

If his lips are moving HE’S LYING!


6 posted on 04/24/2010 4:48:33 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: The Raven

Awww man, Obama-commie lies about everything ... sheesh. What a guy.


7 posted on 04/24/2010 4:50:25 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: The Raven

There is no doubt in my mind that Obama and Blago talked either directly or through an intermediary like Rahm.

I am sure there was also some talk about some quid pro quo involved as well.

But then bribery and corruption are a way of life in Chicago politics. Chicago makes Mexico look like a bunch of pussycats by comparison.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 4:50:33 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: The Raven
So what? As long as we are dependent on the MSM,Obama’s Justice Dept. and a Democrat controlled Congress to do anything about such high crimes and misdemeanors they are moot points. Not to mention that they have succeeded in making enough voters dependent on this combination for their very survival in 21st Century America that turning them out will require nothing short of a miracle from God. Not that I discount His ability to do it, but unless a lot of His people who have resisted the siren song of the Nanny State get down on their knees and implore his intervention it's not going to happen.

One of the best weapons liberals have in their arsenal is their ability to make it appear as though conservative are responsible for the chaotic state of today's Congress and government. And we let them do that. We are so afraid of sounding like cry babies that we let them do and say all sorts of things that are out and out lies, but lies that are bought by the dumbed-down voters whose total understanding of life comes from a public education. The progressives have spent the better part of 50 years now infiltrating every aspect of American life, especially the school system. As a result, almost no one under 65 recognizes or understands the threat our country faces now.

The upcoming election will be a sure and certain indication of just how far gone we are, and our hope of reversing course. I fear it will not be good for those of us who want to take back the America we grew up loving.

9 posted on 04/24/2010 4:53:23 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: jwparkerjr

Well-stated. BTTT!


10 posted on 04/24/2010 5:00:59 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: gov_bean_ counter

That´s the 1st thought in the morning, THIS is only the tip of the iceberg. Sad tha the FREE PRESS, the investigative reporters all belonged to another era.


11 posted on 04/24/2010 5:01:05 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Ev Reeman
I remember back when Blago was charged and Obama denied any contact with him, a bunch of Freepers found news photos of the two together at the time Obama said he didn't meet with Blago.

I just don't remember the threads where those photos were posted.

12 posted on 04/24/2010 5:01:34 AM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: The Raven

I THINK IT IS REMARKABLE THAT WITHIN A WEEK OF TIGER WOODS CRASHING HIS ESCALADE, THE PRESS FOUND EVERY WOMAN WITH WHOM TIGER HAS HAD AN AFFAIR IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, WITH PHOTOS, TEXT MESSAGES, RECORDED PHONE CALLS, ETC.
AND, THEY NOT ONLY KNOW THE CAUSE OF THE FAMILY FIGHT, BUT THEY EVEN KNOW IT WAS A WEDGE FROM HIS GOLF BAG THAT HIS WIFE USED TO BREAK OUT THE WINDOWS IN THE ESCALADE. NOT ONLY THAT, THEY KNOW WHICH WEDGE!
AND EACH AND EVER DAY, THEY GIVE AMERICA MORE UPDATES ON HIS SEX-REHAB STAY, HIS WIFE’S PLANS FOR DIVORCE, AND HIS PLANS TO RETURN TO THE PRO-GOLF CIRCUIT.

OBAMA HAS BEEN IN OFFICE FOR OVER A YEAR NOW, AND THIS SAME PRESS STILL CANNOT LOCATE OBAMA’S OFFICIAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE, OR ANY OF HIS PAPERS WHILE IN COLLEGE, OR HOW HE PAID FOR A HARVARD EDUCATION, OR WHICH COUNTRY
ISSUED HIS VISA TO TRAVEL TO PAKISTAN IN THE 1980’S AS BARRY SORETORO AND EVEN MICHELLE OBAMA’ S PRINCETON THESIS ON RACISM. IT JUST CAN’T BE FOUND.
YET THE PUBLIC STILL TRUSTS THAT SAME PRESS TO GIVE THEM
THE WHOLE TRUTH . . .

TRULY REMARKABLE!


13 posted on 04/24/2010 5:01:51 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“OK Obie, so what else are you lying about?”

ummm is there anything he’s told them truth about? I think its limited to his marxist and anti-american statements.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 5:03:26 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: jwparkerjr

LIBERALS MUST LIE TO SUCCEED.

THAT IS A FACT OF LIFE.

THEY CANNOT TELL THE TRUTH BECAUSE TO DO SO WOULD MEAN THEY WOULD NEVER GET ELECTED TO ANY POSITION, NOT EVEN DOG CATCHER.

IT IS EASY TO SHOOT DOWN LIBERAL LIES BUT ONE MUST BE WILLING TO HAVE THE FACTS AND CONFRONT THEM ON THEIR LIES, HAVE THE GUTS TO CONFRONT THEM WHENEVER THEY LIE WHICH IS ALL THE TIME.


15 posted on 04/24/2010 5:04:57 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: onemiddleamerican

It’s very odd to me how the news items that Drudge had up on his page about this simmering Blago/Oabam scandal are GONE.

How Blag wanted to subpoena Obama. Item is GONE.

No mention of this on Drudge this morning???


16 posted on 04/24/2010 5:05:23 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: Ev Reeman

No need to shout. No need.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 5:09:44 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: The Raven

ALL of this WILL be thoroughly investigated with hearing in the Congress when WE own the gavel in December.

We need to keep our eye on that ball and do everything in our power to make sure THAT happens.

Then we can impeach and rid ourselves of this Tyrant in training the American way - by voting him into the dust pile of history.


18 posted on 04/24/2010 5:12:36 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Maceman

I know but I’m mad as hell about what our government is doing.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 5:12:57 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: The Raven

More info on the story (it’s far worse for team Obama):
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2499469/posts


20 posted on 04/24/2010 5:13:53 AM PDT by TigerBait
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To: The Raven

What’s one lie among a thousand?


21 posted on 04/24/2010 5:21:38 AM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: Recon Dad

SSgt, USMC. Thank you for your service and professionalism. My son, a Soldier, will deploy to Afghansitan this summer. What advice and suggestions can you give me to pass onto him. His MOS is Intelligence Collector., Thanks.


22 posted on 04/24/2010 5:22:25 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: The Raven
Methinks this explains Bambi's sudden vacation to NC.

The prestitues can quietly bury the story over the weekend.

23 posted on 04/24/2010 5:25:59 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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To: The Raven

I remember rahm and hussein BOTH swearing that no contacts were made PERIOD... lying liars and their lying lies.

LLS


24 posted on 04/24/2010 5:26:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: WellyP

If his lips are moving HE’S LYING!

If his lips are blue HE’S LYING!


25 posted on 04/24/2010 5:49:57 AM PDT by Hang'emAll
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To: The Raven

Perhaps with a new Congress Obami could face impeachment.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 5:59:02 AM PDT by The Great RJ (E)
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To: The Raven

“Obama spent Friday evening on the golf course at the Grove Park, playing with longtime Chicago friends Martin Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker.” (Asheville Citizen-Times 4/24/10)

My bet would be that they’re trying to fix things for the Blalojevich trial.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 6:05:01 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: cycle of discernment

You are absolutely correct. It was there last night and I read all the links. It’s all gone, photos of Blago with Obama and all, and it’s not like they had to make room for some other breaking story. There’s nothing in its place except that ridiculous report about the face transplant, which was there all along anyway. This is too convenient. Somebody got to Drudge. It’s getting swept under the rug. Censored. So much for a “free” press being essential to the practice of liberty.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 6:18:08 AM PDT by 4Runner
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To: ryderann

It sounds to me like the judge and the feds were already trying to ‘fix’ things for Obama by ‘redacting’ the incriminating evidence in the first place. Who is Martin Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker?

Of course, just as this news comes out, the info about the porn watching at the SEC gets leaked and all the media whores follow that story instead of the news about our thug, lying president. How convenient...(eye roll)


29 posted on 04/24/2010 6:20:46 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: The Raven

I can’t wait to hear the pundits say that all politicians lie, it’s no big deal. Nothing new to report. They’ll try to condition the masses into thinking it’s not Mr. Obama’s fault that he lies, it’s just part of the culture of politics. And it’s Bush’s fault.


30 posted on 04/24/2010 6:20:58 AM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: The Raven

I think if these “journalists” ever actually looked at what they do for a living they would be massively depressed. They’re entire contribution to the world of journalism is to play with the thesaurus while they carefully retain the content of the script they were assigned to write.


31 posted on 04/24/2010 6:35:48 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: jwparkerjr
The upcoming election will be a sure and certain indication of just how far gone we are, and our hope of reversing course. I fear it will not be good for those of us who want to take back the America we grew up loving.

This is a quote I saved from a thread on FR:

"The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president".

32 posted on 04/24/2010 6:48:09 AM PDT by cayuga (0bama acts like a ruler. Charles I (1649), Louis XVI (1793) and Maximilian I (1867) were rulers.)
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To: The Raven

Blago witness Rezko moved to new jail

February 03, 2009

Tony Rezko, a Chicago businessman linked to President Barack Obama and Illinois’ former governor, has been moved to a new federal lockup, a U.S. marshal said.

Kim Widup, the head marshal in Chicago, told the Chicago Sun-Times that Rezko was transferred to an unspecified facility from the downtown Metropolitan Correction Center last month.

Widup wouldn’t reveal the current whereabouts of Rezko, who is considered a potential witness in the upcoming federal corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was impeached and removed from office by the state Legislature.

The newspaper said Tuesday that Rezko had been grousing about being held in solitary confinement at MCC and that the transfer could indicate that federal prosecutors want to keep him cooperative.

UPI


33 posted on 04/24/2010 7:51:59 AM PDT by TigerBait
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To: Ev Reeman

WELL SAID!


34 posted on 04/24/2010 8:16:13 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: The Raven
A Governor that talks to everybody about filling a Senate seat except the current seat holder doesn't pass the smell test.

Maybe Obama's next job could be on Celebrity Apprentice.

35 posted on 04/24/2010 8:19:33 AM PDT by AU72
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To: The Raven

Mistakenly made public papers soon to become MISSING.Wonder why Obama went out of town this weed end?.


36 posted on 04/24/2010 9:21:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

I think it is ok for Muslims to lie to the infidels. I believe it is considered absolutely a-ok.


37 posted on 04/24/2010 9:43:11 AM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: The Raven; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


38 posted on 04/24/2010 9:30:45 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Republic

Mandatory. And for Dems it’s SOP. So there you go.


39 posted on 04/24/2010 9:47:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: ryderann

Hmm, Chicago “friends”, eh?


40 posted on 04/24/2010 9:51:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: The Raven; Nachum

Blago is going to SING like a canary on this one to save his own worthless hide.

Tee-Hee! I love it when ‘Rats start eating their own.

It would be waaaaaaaay too obvious for them to off him, though a rather serious fall down the steps and then an induced coma for the remainder of 0bama’s term shouldn’t be completely ruled out. ;)


41 posted on 04/25/2010 5:28:24 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: little jeremiah

Double trouble. If it isn’t one, it’s the other.


42 posted on 04/25/2010 8:28:17 AM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Recon Dad
Unfortunately, the popcorn may be stale by then. ;-)
43 posted on 04/25/2010 8:31:12 AM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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