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What did Obama know ... and when did he know it?
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 09, 2008 | Bob Unruh

Posted on 12/10/2008 2:15:24 AM PST by Man50D

The corruption arrest of Gov. Rod Blagojevich is raising questions about what Sen. Barack Obama knew of the Illinois Democrat's alleged activities, including his apparent offer to appoint Obama's preferred candidate to serve in the U.S. Senate in return for "private sector" help from Obama.

"This is a burgeoning crisis for Obama that should shake his presidency to its core," said Tom Fitton, chief of the Judicial Watch organization today.

"The criminal complaint filed today indicates that Obama and his team knew about Blagojevich's efforts to sell Obama's Senate seat," he said.

"Did Obama report Blagojevich to investigators about any efforts to sell his Senate seat?" Fitton asked.

ABC's Jake Tapper also expressed concern over the same issue.

On his blog, he wrote that while appearances seem to indicate Obama "refused to go along with the 'pay to play'" Blagojevich plan, there were significant questions.

For example, he wondered "how Blagojevich knew that Mr. Obama was not willing to give him anything in exchange for the Senate seat – with whom was Blagojevich speaking? Did that person report the governor to the authorities?"

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blagojevich; chicago; coverup; obama
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1 posted on 12/10/2008 2:15:25 AM PST by Man50D
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To: Man50D
Axelrod misspoke
Axelrod misspoke
Axelrod misspoke

I'm beginning to believe it myself /s
2 posted on 12/10/2008 2:23:28 AM PST by ComputerGuy (not my real name)
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To: Man50D
What did Obama know ... and when did he know it?

I don't know. But the Clintons sure as hell do.

3 posted on 12/10/2008 2:23:59 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Man50D

Obama probably only bumped into the Governor once or twice and never really knew him or talked to him. Good enough for the MSM.


4 posted on 12/10/2008 2:25:25 AM PST by mikeandike
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To: FormerACLUmember

I suppose Fitzgerald will now try to turn Blago.


5 posted on 12/10/2008 2:26:30 AM PST by billorites
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To: Man50D

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2008/10/gov-mum-on-who-may-succeed-obama.html

Blagojevich mum on possible successors to Obama
Chicago Tribune (IL) - Friday, October 31, 2008
Author: Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia, TRIBUNE REPORTERS

Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday cited the potential for bad “karma” and avoided discussing potential Senate successors to Barack Obama should the Democratic nominee win the White House, but acknowledged he has a process in mind for making the most important appointment of his career.

“I just don’t want to jinx him and I don’t like the karma of me thinking that far ahead,” Blagojevich said of Obama ‘s prospects in Tuesday’s election. The governor added, “We have had some discussions about a process which we’ll share ... if all goes well.”

(snip)


6 posted on 12/10/2008 2:35:12 AM PST by maggief
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To: Man50D

A thought just occurred to me and I want to share it here. Given that America is at war (American troops are deployed in the war on terror, Iraq, and Afghanistan), is it wise to go for this agenda of attempting to hamstring Mr. Obama?

Let’s say that the eligibility question is resolved, and Mr. Obama’s presidency is known to be legitimate beyond reasonable doubt. In the current state of war, how can we support the Commander-in-Chief and at the same time relentlessly go after his corruption, ties to terrorists, etc?

Your thoughts appreciated.


7 posted on 12/10/2008 2:35:46 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: joseph20
Let’s say that the eligibility question is resolved, and Mr. Obama’s presidency is known to be legitimate beyond reasonable doubt. In the current state of war, how can we support the Commander-in-Chief and at the same time relentlessly go after his corruption, ties to terrorists, etc? Your thoughts appreciated. Crucify him, Crucify him, Crucify him.

Oooops sorry wrong messiah.

Vilify him vilify him vilify him

8 posted on 12/10/2008 2:39:10 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: billorites

I don’t think you can turn a looney tunes Serb so easily. The question I have always had is why we allowed Ted Kennedy to change our immigration policy?

Make no mistake that Chicago politics stinks to high heaven.


9 posted on 12/10/2008 2:39:58 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: Man50D

Everything


10 posted on 12/10/2008 2:44:20 AM PST by Beckwith (Typical white person)
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To: joseph20
Let’s say that the eligibility question is resolved

Let's not, because it is not.
11 posted on 12/10/2008 2:45:33 AM PST by Beckwith (Typical white person)
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To: Man50D

I like the headline I saw earlier:

What did obama not know and when did he not know it?


12 posted on 12/10/2008 2:50:17 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Man50D
"This is a burgeoning crisis for Obama that should shake his presidency to its core," said Tom Fitton,

It won't, the MSM has already decided Barak "the redeemer of America" is innocent.

13 posted on 12/10/2008 2:53:10 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Man50D
This wire snippet says it all... 'In a Nov. 11 phone conversation with an aide, Blagojevich talked at length about "Candidate 1" and said he knew that Obama wanted her for the open seat but "they're not willing to give me anything except appreciation. (Expletive) them."...... One day later, Jarrett, a Chicago businesswoman who is one of three co-chairmen of Obama's transition team and was a high-level adviser to his presidential campaign, made it known that she was not interested in the seat.'

Somebody in Obama's camp was talking with the Gov and they had no clue that the FEDs were listening in. There's probably a couple of sweaty palms around the 'Office of President Elect'. LOL

14 posted on 12/10/2008 2:58:26 AM PST by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: Fzob

Lets see...this thing mushrooms...Bush goes out of office January....BO is in the middle of this...and can’t get sworn in...does Biden get sworn in, does Pelosi get in?


15 posted on 12/10/2008 3:00:24 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Man50D
...Seems the shock and awe of 10-04 is over. Partisan Republicans got Obama in office, and, yer going to spend precious bandwidth bashing back at democrats for all the years you whined that the democrats bashed the Bush administration. Republicans and Democrats, nooooo difference...
16 posted on 12/10/2008 3:10:05 AM PST by gargoyle (..."If this be treason, make the most of it.". Patrick Henry...)
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To: Man50D

Why do we keep electing men of no honor?


17 posted on 12/10/2008 3:10:13 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: joseph20
“how can we support the Commander-in-Chief and at the same time relentlessly go after his corruption, ties to terrorists, etc?”

President Bush managed to do pretty well, even with half the nation against him. Hussien is just going to have to make do. Plus, I don't think the ONE will have to worry about conservatives boycotting recruiting stations and all the other garbage the left occupied itself with over the last 6 years.

I would,however, pay $10.00 to see what would happen if some moonbat stuck her “Bloody Hands” in S.O.S. Hillary's face like they did Condi’s.

18 posted on 12/10/2008 3:10:55 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: freekitty

When Clinton was in office, just about everybody he took with him to Washington or left behind in Arkansas was convicted of something, including the then Governor of Arkansas, and now Obama get’s elected and apparently everybody he was connected with in Illinois is going to jail.

The media and the Democrats managed to fool America into believing that the Clinton’s were the only clean politicians from Arkansas, and now the media and the Democrats actually want America to believe the Obama is the only clean politician from Illinois.

It’s a hoot.


19 posted on 12/10/2008 3:19:47 AM PST by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: gargoyle
“yer going to spend precious bandwidth bashing back at democrats for all the years you whined that the democrats bashed the Bush administration.”

Feel free to join the B.O. love train.Sounds like your halfway there.

Me...I'll be over on the partisan bitchin’ & moanin’ side.Guess I'm just one of those “eye for an eye” kinda guys.

20 posted on 12/10/2008 3:20:34 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: freekitty
Why do we keep electing men of no honor?

They keep promising give the people free stuff!!!
21 posted on 12/10/2008 3:21:17 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: jerod

Mancow just speculated that senate candidate 5 may be jessie jackson jr.


22 posted on 12/10/2008 3:22:38 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: BubbaJunebug
BO is in the middle of this...and can’t get sworn in

As far as I know being accused or even charged with corruption will not prevent Barak "the redeemer" from his appointed date with destiny. He will be sworn in no doubt.

23 posted on 12/10/2008 3:26:36 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: mikeandike

Its not the Blago I knew


24 posted on 12/10/2008 3:27:07 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: mware

****Mancow just speculated that senate candidate 5 may be jessie jackson jr.***

I saw that..and Mancow (as a Chicago home boy with guts) also speculated that Obama is in this up to his neck - but Doocey & Kilmeade put a gag on his mouth on both speculations - and as the camera panned away - Mancow had a look of disgust as if he realized Fox folks have been told not to “beat up on ‘Bama”


25 posted on 12/10/2008 3:29:03 AM PST by sodpoodle (Man studies evolution to understand His creation.)
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To: Into the Vortex

You don’t think that the constant attacks by the Left, the MSM, Academia, the Dems, etc, are responsible for harming the mission and responsible for the deaths of American troops?


26 posted on 12/10/2008 3:30:21 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: mware
Yeah and the two male magpies on FNF tried to shut him up, especially when he speculated that Obama was knee deep in all of this!
27 posted on 12/10/2008 3:32:40 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Man50D
"Rookie!"


28 posted on 12/10/2008 3:35:23 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: penelopesire

More evidence to the theory that team 0 was tipped off.

http://article.wn.com/view/2008/10/28/Goodbye_gov/

Goodbye gov?
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Author: Michael Sneed, The Chicago Sun-Times
TIPSVILLE . . .

Sneed hears a plan is afoot to impeach Gov. Blagojevich following the presidential election next month. Word is the votes are there. Stay tuned.

(snip)


29 posted on 12/10/2008 3:37:55 AM PST by maggief
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To: ComputerGuy
There is a big difference between saying "I know he spoke to the Governor" and misspeaking. But, if the American people bought this guy for President, they'll believe just about anything
30 posted on 12/10/2008 3:37:59 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Man50D

This morning Fox & Friends had that Mancow on out of Chicago.

Mancow mentioned people up there talking about Durbin and Obama involved in this. Whoa, the reaction was a look of fear on the friends faces and strong denial that anything says Obama was involved.

Pathetic. They looked like total fools. All of this denial and failure to even question the ties between these Chicago crooks is sickening.

If nothing else, Mancow won’t be invited back any time soon.


31 posted on 12/10/2008 3:41:23 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Man50D

32 posted on 12/10/2008 3:44:27 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Man50D

Obama will be protected by the media. They will not let the Messiah be asked difficult questions.


33 posted on 12/10/2008 3:44:55 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: joseph20
“You don’t think that the constant attacks by the Left, the MSM, Academia, the Dems, etc, are responsible for harming the mission and responsible for the deaths of American troops?”

I don't think you'll be hearing all the defeatist “quagmire”,” another Vietnam”, “unwinnable”, and “baby killer” garbage. That is the kind of crap that emboldens the enemy.

Everything else is on the table.

34 posted on 12/10/2008 3:45:56 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: maggief
The governor added, “We have had some discussions about a process which we’ll share ... if all goes well.”

Which confirms what Axelrod said two weeks ago, making Obama the liar yesterday.

35 posted on 12/10/2008 3:47:15 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: joseph20

You’re kidding, right?


36 posted on 12/10/2008 3:47:50 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: jerod
There's probably a couple of sweaty palms around the 'Office of President Elect

Time to grab a smoke....

37 posted on 12/10/2008 3:48:22 AM PST by Born In America (Warning: Use liberals only under close conservative supervision.....)
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To: indylindy

FoxNews caved a long time ago. This comes as no surprise.


38 posted on 12/10/2008 3:55:32 AM PST by MashieNiblick16
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To: Born In America

“There’s probably a couple of sweaty palms around the ‘Office of President Elect

Time to grab a smoke....”
_______________________________

Bet he’s up to two packs, now. ;)


39 posted on 12/10/2008 3:57:20 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: billorites
"I suppose Fitzgerald will now try to turn Blago."

What do you think Blago will do..?


40 posted on 12/10/2008 3:59:17 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum)
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To: joseph20

In 1973 we were fighting a war. Let us give Obama the support Nixon got.


41 posted on 12/10/2008 4:04:18 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Just because I am an Oogedy-Boogedy kind of guy!)
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To: indylindy

“Mancow mentioned people up there talking about Durbin and Obama involved in this.”

http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1N1-123E2119358310F0.html

Who will it be?
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Friday, October 17, 2008
Author: Michael Sneed, The Chicago Sun-Times
THE OBAMA CONFLICT?

Sneed hears Barack Obama wants an African American to fill his U.S. Senate seat if he wins the presidency.

- The upshot: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. wants the spot.

- Hmmmm. That places Gov. Blagojevich , who is charged with selecting Obama ‘s replacement, in a tricky place.

- To wit: Sneed hears Gov. Blago, who dismisses reports of a federal probe, wants to run for office again — and believes replacing Barack with an African American is a smart political move. But he is being urged to select state Sen. Donne Trotter, a close friend of Obama mentor/Senate President Emil Jones, to fill the spot.

- Another dilemma: Sneed is also told U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who is this/close to Obama and was a major Obama supporter from the get-go, is pitching to have state veteran affairs chief Tammy Duckworth fill Obama ‘s spot, and had the ear of Gov. Blago until recently. Blago is also a big Duckworth fan.

(snip)


42 posted on 12/10/2008 4:07:39 AM PST by maggief
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To: Man50D

ABC’s video link of axelrods fox news interview is no longer available.


43 posted on 12/10/2008 4:08:12 AM PST by character_matters
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Obama will be protected by the media.

And Patrick Fitzgerald will be "Ken Starr'ed" if he even mentions 0bama's name without genuflecting.

44 posted on 12/10/2008 4:08:43 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Why do I find the Toyota "Saved by Zero" ads so ironic?)
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To: Man50D

Did Obama report Blagojevich to investigators about any efforts to sell his Senate seat?” Fitton asked.

At the present time we don’t know if he did or did not. Time will tell.


45 posted on 12/10/2008 4:11:38 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: Man50D
So, the wholly and absolutely corrupt governor of Illinois tries to sell the US Senate seat Obama just vacated for, among other things, a "cabinet post", and the Obama teams wants us to believe he never spoke to the Governor?

In fact, they want to take back a statement that was made by Axlerod before the case exploded on the public view, which has not been contested until this moment, and now say that back then Axlerod, "mispoke?"

It is obvious that Obama takes the entirety of the US voting public for the fools this disgusting governor took the people of Illinois for.

Obama's lies, tom foolery, and charltain behavior was bought into by so many people to get him elected...how long will those same people continue buying pig in a poke?

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS ON THE ISSUES

Hopefully, the tapes will bear this out and Americans everywhere will begin to awaken to the peril and through off this malais and sick infatuation.

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THRE OLD SCHOOL IN AMERICA

46 posted on 12/10/2008 4:12:57 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: joseph20

If Mr. Obama gets hamstrung, he will have done it to himself. The military has never had much support from the Democrats anyway.


47 posted on 12/10/2008 4:14:20 AM PST by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT!!!)
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To: billorites
I suppose Fitzgerald will now try to turn Blago.

Fitzgerald is a loose cannon right now. I don't think anyone knows just how far this will go. One thing is certain. A Democrat governor is coming down big time.

48 posted on 12/10/2008 4:16:44 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: maggief

Thanks for the info. It is going to be interesting and disgusting to watch the MSM(includes Fox)dance around, spin, and lie, to keep Obama out of this.


49 posted on 12/10/2008 4:19:29 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: Man50D

Two friends enjoying a tall tale about an unknown leftist rising to the presidency of the United Nations.

(Well, after all, Billy Goat Clinton as his winsome sow of a frau proved that any leftist scum can crawl up the steps of the White House. He did accomplish one first, however. He masturbated in the oval orifice washroom.)

50 posted on 12/10/2008 4:20:28 AM PST by IbJensen (The fat lady has sung and it was awful. Coming up: Maya Angelou!)
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