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Blagojevich Wants 'Missing' Phone Calls Recovered
NBC Chicago ^ | 02/08/2011 | Phil Rogers

Posted on 02/08/2011 8:48:58 AM PST by safetysign

Attorneys for former governor Rod Blagojevich have asked a federal judge to order prosecutors to produce two phone calls his lawyers say are mysteriously missing from evidence.

In a motion filed overnight, Blagojevich's attorneys say the calls would support the former governor's contention that he is innocent of charges alleging he attempted to sell Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat after the November 2008 election.

While much of the motion is blacked out to comply with orders that the conversations remain under seal, it appears at least one of the alleged conversations was between then Chief of Staff John Harris and then congressman Rahm Emanuel, who had just taken the post as president-elect Obama's chief of staff.

"The missing call casts all of the other evidence in a different light," the lawyers write. "Moreover, the failure of the government to disclose this call, and the failure to reference this facto the jury or the Court should raise the suspicion of the Court."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2008; 200811; 2008election; blagojevich; chicago; corruption; fitzgerald; illinois; johnharris; police; rahmemanuel; records; rodblagojevich
Blogo just got off as those phone records are probably like Hillary's missing records-never to be found.
1 posted on 02/08/2011 8:49:04 AM PST by safetysign
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To: safetysign

Fitz playing games with the evidence....


2 posted on 02/08/2011 8:52:43 AM PST by Homer1
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To: safetysign

So, are these like the missing college transcripts, missing kindergarten records, missing IL Senate voting record, or Abercrombie’s missing Obama birth certificate?

Is it like that?


3 posted on 02/08/2011 8:55:13 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: safetysign

Right next to the COLB...


4 posted on 02/08/2011 8:55:42 AM PST by battlecry
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To: safetysign

I bet this is intentional so as to throw out the case, 0bama lives up to his promise that RB gets off scott free and nobody gets hurt.

I guess it is nice to be in the ruling class...


5 posted on 02/08/2011 8:56:35 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: safetysign
In a motion filed overnight ...
Overnight? Is there a drive thru window at the court?
Maybe it was ...

6 posted on 02/08/2011 8:56:59 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: safetysign
The missing phone conversations:

Blago: Never mind about all those other conversations. I was just kidding. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge....

Rahm: Hehe! No problem, Rod. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge....

7 posted on 02/08/2011 9:03:31 AM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Yep all get of scott free, Obama, RE and RB.

How convienent. How many Obama operatives I mean cabinet members have gone to Chicago to campaign for 2012?


8 posted on 02/08/2011 9:05:45 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: safetysign

It is hard to say who is more crooked here. Blago or the Prosecution. Either way, I bet Blago walks again.


9 posted on 02/08/2011 9:06:58 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: safetysign

Nixon’s “15 minute gap” revisited?


10 posted on 02/08/2011 9:09:19 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: safetysign

Don’t they have hundreds or thousands of hours in recorded calls etc.? What an amazing coinky-dink that the missing ones involve Rahm (soon to be mayor) Emanuel.

I concur with another poster that what’s probably going to happen is Blago will skate on a technicality and Obama administration will throw up its hands and say “What can you do with these lenient judges?” We shoulda seen this coming.

Wonder if Tony will ever get sentenced, or is that too another case that will get mysteriously botched?

I don’t understand how a guy as self-righteous as Fitzgerald can sleep at night. But I guess he’s been mucking around in that swamp long enough to have become an expert in the “Chicago Way.”


11 posted on 02/08/2011 9:11:39 AM PST by DrC
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To: Don Corleone

No, these democrat thugs and criminals will not get the exposure that Nixon received.


12 posted on 02/08/2011 9:17:43 AM PST by soycd
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To: Lazlo in PA

He didn’t walk, in the first trial. He was convicted of one count out of 24, and he could be sentenced to up to five years, in prison.


13 posted on 02/08/2011 9:18:55 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: safetysign

Maybe the calls are in Sandy Burger’s pants?


14 posted on 02/08/2011 9:36:26 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

Has anyone read the motion? It’s got more blacked-out areas than the plans for the dry hydrogen bomb. you’ve GOT to wonder what’s in there. Reading the NON-blacked out parts of the document will make even a hardened criminal puke - that these people are actually entrusted with power.

An uncensored version of this motion - now THAT is what I’d love to see on Wikileaks!


15 posted on 02/08/2011 10:01:09 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: MichaelCorleone

I don’t know what kind of promises Caliph Obummer made to Blago, but I have been thinking about Chicago and connecting some dots. This is just based on hunches; I have not done any digging.

Several questions have swirled around in my head, but it started with

Why is it so important for Rahm to be mayor of Chicago that the Caliph gave Daley an important postion in exchange for allowing Rahm to run?

Some thoughts I have had:
Blago is a piker compared to this bunch when it comes to corruption and was set up by Soros’ Boy to get him out of the way.

I remember that it was so important to the Caliph and Chewbacca to get the Olympics for Chicago because they had buddies set to make a killing on various derelict properties they held around town. It occurred to me after hearing the Caliph talk about the high speed bullet train that they are now telling those friends not to worry because there is another chance coming with the building of the train facilities. With Rahm as mayor, the corruption will go so much more smoothly.


16 posted on 02/08/2011 10:07:01 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: PhilCollins

As good as a walk, Blago will not see one minute of jail time.


17 posted on 02/08/2011 10:36:54 AM PST by montyspython
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To: DrC
"I don’t understand how a guy as self-righteous as Fitzgerald can sleep at night. But I guess he’s been mucking around in that swamp long enough to have become an expert in the “Chicago Way.”

Did you read Karl Rove's book? Fitzgerald has no conscience and his "self-righteousness" is a cloak he uses to hide his gross abuses of prosectorial discretion.

18 posted on 02/08/2011 11:20:00 AM PST by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
So, are these like the missing college transcripts, missing kindergarten records, missing IL Senate voting record, or Abercrombie’s missing Obama birth certificate? Is it like that?

Same Black Hole!

19 posted on 02/08/2011 11:49:20 AM PST by happygrl
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To: DrC

Fitzgerald had no problem rolling up the Republican, Scooter Libby.


20 posted on 02/08/2011 11:52:36 AM PST by happygrl
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To: Bigg Red

I’ve been wondering the same thing...why it is soooooo important for Rahm to be mayor....why Richard Daly decided not to seek re-election.

William Daly (brother? cousin?) is the prime cause for the extreme polarization in the country today, beginning with the 2000 election when he phoned Gore on the way to the concession speech and talked him into challenging the Florida results.

The animus toward Bush began then and has continued toward the opposition since.

Gloves off politics has become the norm of the Democrat Party, with Chicago as the model.

I can’t wait until we send these corruptocrats back to their pig sty in Chicago.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 12:06:52 PM PST by happygrl
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To: safetysign

“should raise the suspicion of the Court.”

AND everyone else!


22 posted on 02/08/2011 3:06:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: montyspython
As good as a walk, Blago will not see one minute of jail time.

I certainly hope so.

Would much rather obama and "friends" doing time.

23 posted on 02/08/2011 7:00:28 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: safetysign

Blagojevich, you Son of a B-—h!


24 posted on 02/08/2011 7:07:41 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Lazlo in PA

All corrupt as the day is long.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 7:17:11 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Bigg Red

Interesting theories, but you got the wrong Daley in the mix.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 7:24:32 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: ErnBatavia

But he is one of the Chicago Daleys, is he not?


28 posted on 02/09/2011 7:30:13 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: safetysign
Could those missing phone conversations be incriminating to “Ob” (I don't like to use the full name Obama because I do not trust that Obama is even his real legal name).
29 posted on 02/10/2011 3:54:40 PM PST by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.)
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