Skip to comments.Breaking ABC News-How Much Did an Accused Political Fixer Raise for Obama? (Clintons go nuclear!)
Posted on 01/25/2008 4:36:33 PM PST by tcrlaf
ABCNews.com Review Shows an Additional $100,000 in Rezko-Linked Contributions Not Returned by the Campaign
Months after reporters started asking Sen. Barack Obama to account for contributions raised by longtime friend and donor Antoin "Tony" Rezko, questions remain about the full extent of the accused Illinois political fixer's role as a patron of Obama's political career.
"We have returned any money that we know was associated to Mr. Rezko," Obama told Diane Sawyer on Wednesday morning during an appearance on "Good Morning America." "That is something that if there's additional information we don't know about, we'd be happy to return the money."
The Obama campaign says it has given away more than $85,000 in Rezko-linked contributions since Rezko was indicted on federal fraud and extortion charges in the fall of 2006.
An ABCNews.com review, however, has identified an additional $100,000 in contributions made to Obama from Rezko's associates that have not been returned, including $19,500 in contributions from Rezko's wife and employees of Rezko's business enterprises. The ABCNews.com review includes individuals who have been linked to Rezko in news reports, court documents and public records.
Other news organizations have reviewed Obama's campaign finance records and have also found Rezko-linked contributions that are more than double what the campaign has publicly acknowledged. The Chicago Sun-Times, which published its review last June, found that "Obama has collected at least $168,308 from Rezko and his circle," and earlier this week the Los Angeles Times reported that it had found that Rezko and his associates had given "Obama more than $200,000 in donations since 1995."
Seems it would be painful to be walking around with his balls chained. But hey - people are who they are.
“I bet it was Rezko himself, p-d at the Clintons. Who else would have such a photo and know exactly where to find it?”
It is likely that the photographer even has the negative, to this day.
Did I answer your question?
” never have watched her but Opera must have shut her mouth. I read she got a lot of flack from women.”
“The idea of women supporting someone like Hillary just because she is a woman [dubious sometimes] is beyond me!”
xxx lives off of popularity.
xxx will do or promise anything to gain.
xxx lives off of polls determining what women think
xxx has bankrolled some major, major funds and wants to rule the world.
Now, use the names OPRAH and HILLARY interchangeably in the above sentences, and see if you conclude what I do.
“What about the idea of blacks supporting Obama? Or mormons supporting Romney? Or veterans supporting McCain? Or baptists supporting Huckabee?”
” Identity politics is big this year, and not just for the democrats.”
Mainly, SEX,RACE and RELIGION. The very things were are ‘taught’ not to use to DISCRIMINATE.
The Clintoons are for the little stupid rat voters.
You have some of their elite criminal donors which enable the Clintoons to fool their stupid little voters.
I didn't ask you a question. Those are taken at major donor events by a private photographer. An assistant notes the names and identifying information from the photographers camera - - either time or frame number. The photos are later returned to the fundraiser team who then mail them back to the subject. For really really big donors the photo is set aside for an inscription or other note by the bigwhig.
After that the negatives are tossed in a file cabinet somehwere -- nearly impossible to find later on. The names of the individuals are often stored elsewhere creating a research nightmare.
However the person who receives the photo usually treasures it and puts in a place of prominence for friends and colleagues to see. Making that very person (or people close to them) the most likely to know about the photo and where it is. Now if you go back to my original comment, "I bet it was Rezko himself, p-d at the Clintons. Who else would have such a photo and know exactly where to find it?"
You will see that my comment was spot on and required no condescending little rant from you.
Or it may have been another person in the conversation with Dick Morris.
According to his bio on Wikipedia, McDougal was a political science professor for a while at Ouachita Baptist University--Huckabee's alma mater.
I never have watched Opera so it’s hard for me to compare. I concentrate on Hillary and do my best to depict her in the ‘way she deserves’, lol.
“What about Hillary and Norman Hsu? Whatever happened to that story?”
How are they ever going to find enough dirt on Obama to cover their own sh%@tpile.?
“Brian Ross shoddy reporting? “
Brian Ross is such a smarmy little thing.
I can’t believe people still believe that guy after his misreporting on Foleygate. There was never an underage intern, yet they never corrected their report.
Whenever he does a story about a fallen republican he cannot hide that gleeful smile.
NN. Everytime the Clintons came to South Texas tons of people paid $1000 for their picture with the Clintons. I have seen so many until it us unreal. Mainly doctors and they weren’t crooks. I doubt the Clintons remember them.
One of the hospitals was constructed by Cantu, a big Clinton fund raiser. Many, many pictures were taken. Those pictures mean nothing.
Obama is certainly no angel. His hands are dirty.
The "slum lord" paid money to have that photo taken with the Clintons...Peter Paul, Norman Hsu, Johnny Chung, John Huang...