Skip to comments.Blagojevich on tape: Get Obama to fund-raise from Warren Buffett, Bill Gates
Posted on 06/24/2010 2:17:38 PM PDT by Nachum
In the next tape, Blagojevich is heard floating another idea -- to ask the president-elect to ask Warren Buffett or Bill Gates to throw $15 million into a health-care related charity account that Blago could manage and live off. In exchange, of course, he'd appoint Valerie Jarrett to Obama's Senate seat.
Blago had just seen on the news that Obama didn't want Jarrett in the Senate anymore; instead, he was considering her for a cabinet post. But Blago's not convinced, and he floats this new fund-raising idea.
Rod: This is one of those things where you're the president-elect of the United States. His people, they go get the money. Harris: I think that's a lot easier for them than an appointment, sure... Rod: You go to these big Democratic multi-billionaires ... and you ask them all to give 2, ... a couple million each ... That's all they got to do for Valerie Jarrett... that's not hard for them.
Harris wasn't so convinced -- the Obama camp "may have higher priorities," he said from the stand. But he didn't fight the idea.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.suntimes.com ...
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If we only could have a successful impeachment, or maybe someone with the cajones to release the details of O’s citizenship or lack therof. Time is running out for America and in truth, for the world.
I’m sickened that Buffet and Gates would contibute to the regime.
This from the WSJ
“In court filings, Mr. Blagojevich’s defense team asked presiding Judge James B. Zagel to order the government to hand over interviews the Federal Bureau of Investigation “conducted with President Obama regarding this case.”
You could only hope that this will get the records released and help Blagojevich! We need the Judge to order it as he is needing to be questioned.
The larger the mandate, the more rapidly you can cause change. I don’t think Bluebloods have ever seen this much involment in the primary process before.
Our Founding Fathers had all the bases covered, even for times like this!
I’m wondering if there’s any evidence that BO realized there was any illegality to this idea of Blago’s. A Constitution professor has no excuse for not reporting a crime.