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One of Obama's closest friends part of federal probe
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | DAVE McKINNEY, CHRIS FUSCO

Posted on 05/10/2010 6:27:58 PM PDT by george76

E-mails and other records of Dr. Eric Whitaker -- one of President Obama's best friends -- have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury...

The investigation involves "faith-based initiatives" and health-awareness campaigns funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health when Whitaker ran the agency for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich...

Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for that job, which Whitaker landed in April 2003. The president's friend resigned in October 2007 to join Obama's wife, Michelle, as an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

On Friday, Whitaker defended his work as the state's former top health official, saying he developed "new methods" to help "African-American and other minority communities" get better medical care.

Five subpoenas came from a federal grand jury in Springfield, while the sixth came from a grand jury in Chicago...

Besides Whitaker and Golden, authorities have sought e-mail from Louanner Peters, a former Blagojevich deputy governor who now works for U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, and the state's current health chief, Dr. Damon Arnold.

Two other people acknowledged Friday they've been subpoenaed as well: state Rep. Connie Howard (D-Chicago), who founded Let's Talk, Let's Test, and attorney Roxanne Jackson...

In 2003, Obama -- then an Illinois state senator, gave a "glowing" reference for Whitaker to Tony Rezko -- the now-convicted political fixer who helped Blagojevich find people to run state agencies.

Obama has said that's the only time he can recall talking to Rezko -- who was a major campaign fund-raiser for him and for Blagojevich -- about getting anyone a state job.

"Somebody who I do remember talking directly to Tony about was Dr. Eric Whitaker," Obama told the Sun-Times in March 2008.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: arnold; blago; blagojevich; bobbyrush; conniehoward; damonarnold; ericwhitaker; golden; healthcare; howard; jackson; letstalkletstest; louannerpeters; may; obama; obamascandals; peters; rezko; rodblagojevich; roxannejackson; rush; tonyrezko; whitaker

1 posted on 05/10/2010 6:27:58 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

No problem. Barry’s got it covered.


2 posted on 05/10/2010 6:29:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough "history" yet?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

wonder if Blago is going to have Mrs. Zero deposed?


3 posted on 05/10/2010 6:30:24 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: george76

Yeah, I am sure this will be buried so incredibly deep by by the democrat party media, that the pressure of that colossal depth will convert this story into a diamond.


4 posted on 05/10/2010 6:33:03 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: george76

ALL of Obama’s closest friends are either crooks, communists, or both.


5 posted on 05/10/2010 6:44:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: LucyT

Ping


6 posted on 05/10/2010 6:50:03 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: george76

These “faith-based initiatives” and whatnot are very likely seeded with private, non-profit and difficult to trace funds, then partially publicly funded, then fully publicly-funded, with the officials involved laughing all the way to the bank....


7 posted on 05/10/2010 7:04:48 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: null and void; Candor7; melancholy; rxsid; BP2

ping


8 posted on 05/10/2010 7:38:20 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: george76

Does Barack Obama have any close friends who are NOT criminals?


9 posted on 05/10/2010 7:40:22 PM PDT by SkipW
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One of 0bama's closest friends part of federal probe
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 9, 2010 | DAVE McKINNEY, CHRIS FUSCO

Pissant wrote: "ALL of 0bama’s closest friends are either crooks, communists, or both."

Skip W wrote: "Does Barack 0bama have any close friends who are NOT criminals?"

Does b0ama have ANY friends who are not criminals or communists?

10 posted on 05/10/2010 8:19:10 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Iy8i61DmAg&feature=player_embedded

good video, short and sweet


11 posted on 05/10/2010 8:22:13 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SkipW; LucyT

No.
And no.
Decent people do not run around or hang out with criminally insane people.


12 posted on 05/10/2010 8:28:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: SkipW

Here’s some reading material that will answer your question.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2151323/posts?page=1


13 posted on 05/10/2010 8:36:56 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: pissant

“ALL of Obama’s closest friends are either crooks, communists, or both.

A L L of them !!


14 posted on 05/10/2010 9:13:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: SkipW

Does Barack Obama have any close friends who are NOT criminals?
_______________
NO, not a one.


15 posted on 05/10/2010 9:41:54 PM PDT by mojitojoe (banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: LucyT

Plus a high percentage of his friends/hires are sexual deviants.


16 posted on 05/11/2010 7:26:14 AM PDT by little jeremiah (http://lifewurx.com - Good herb formulas made by a friend)
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To: hoosiermama

Thank you. You are right. There is a lotof information there.


17 posted on 05/12/2010 10:45:15 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: SkipW

Does Barack Obama have any close friends who are NOT criminals?

This IS Chicago.

No.


18 posted on 08/25/2010 2:58:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: LucyT; pissant

Something I can agree on with pissant!


19 posted on 08/25/2010 3:01:06 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: LucyT

The answer is no. He’s also got an awful lot of butt buddy friends.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 3:53:17 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("The Arabic call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." punk in chief)
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To: george76
Obama had dinner with him last night:

http://www.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view.bg?articleid=1276837&srvc=rss

21 posted on 08/25/2010 4:07:49 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Stripping motivated people of their dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.")
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To: george76
He's has an Eric and Cheryl Whitaker as his guests right now on Martha's Vinyard.
22 posted on 08/25/2010 4:11:48 PM PDT by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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Thanks george76.
On Friday, Whitaker defended his work as the state's former top health official, saying he developed "new methods" to help "African-American and other minority communities" get better medical care... Two other people acknowledged Friday they've been subpoenaed as well: state Rep. Connie Howard (D-Chicago), who founded Let's Talk, Let's Test, and attorney Roxanne Jackson...

23 posted on 08/25/2010 4:56:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: george76

“...you can identify me by those I surround myself with...” =.=


24 posted on 08/25/2010 6:45:27 PM PDT by cranked
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To: cranked

if it looks like a POS and if it smells like a POS then it is a POS


25 posted on 08/25/2010 6:55:09 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: george76

I could be wrong, but I thought that Dr. Whitaker was his golf partner while on vacation.


26 posted on 08/25/2010 8:15:34 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: SunkenCiv

What? Corruption among zer0’s friends and appointees? No!


27 posted on 08/26/2010 3:15:22 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

His crowning achievement is setting up better healthcare access for African-Americans and other minorities? That was the job of the holdout juror on the Blago trial!


28 posted on 08/26/2010 7:17:00 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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