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Posted on 12/11/2008 6:21:26 PM PST by defal33
Federal Sources: Fitzgerald Held Off Blagojevich Bust to Protect Obama Election Chances; Did Obama Fail Ethics Requirements of Illinois Bar?
A federal source of mine with ties to Chicago says that FBI agents had enough to prosecute corrupt, helmet-haired Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich back in June, when he was already engaged in some of the blackmail and extortion alleged by the FBI affidavit and other documents associated with his arrest and prosecution.
The source says that the FBI was suddenly ordered by the U.S. Attorney's Office--and I believe that order came from the top, ie., U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and Justice Department officials in Washington--to hold off on doing anything until after the election, so as not to hurt Obama's White House bid. Here's what my inside source says.
I know for a fact FBI Chicago had enough to indict Blagojevich in June. They were 2 weeks from indictment in June based on cooperation and testimony at the Stu Levine trial. Levine was Tony Rezko's bud, fund raiser for Blago, and our President-Elect...http://www.debbieschlussel.com/
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That's why Blog and his cronies were ready with press releases on November 5 announcing his meetings with Obama that day and later on the very topic of "who gets the appointment".
Besides, you know that Obama doesn't do anything without a script.
We all know Fitzgerald's technique ~ when he has a RINO or Democrat on the hook he goes after some little guy to draw attention away from the big guy. He did that by going after "Scooter" Libby ~ that way you never noticed that Plame had been ratted out by Powell and Armitage.
He's done it before; he'll do it again.
The top end politicians just love Fitzgerald ~ he's their kind of "boy".
I have been reading her articles for years and she always breaks the Big Stories of today, months or even years before any big new stations or papers report it.
And whats the big deal if I post from Schlussel, she has a good site that exposes the muslim terrorist connections here and abroad.
They being Fitzgerald?
The prosecutor who went tooth and nail after Bush and Cheney and Libby?
And Bush can just call an independent prosecuter and tell him to hold off?
Are you missing a /sarc tag?
Let’s add this with the “economic emergency” that suddenly developed when McCain got the Palin/convention bounce and had a lead in the polls.
It stinks of sabotage by the WH if you ask me. I like Bush and am not much for conspiracies. But this all just stinks.
Blog closed all the state parks except those in Chicago. If you wanted to know where Blog was during that period of time you need to look up the park stories.
oops, I did not enter the right key word in my search...will be more diligent in the future.
I stand corrected.
Fine. How about indicting Fitzgerald for aiding and abetting a felony and obstruction of justice?
Wow, what a shock. NOT.
Frankly, it's obvious that Obama knew of the "sale" of the Senate seat. He acknowledged he knew of the "sale," and "we turned it down." And I believe he knew far more than he's letting on.
Obviously, Obama knows something about what was going on here, but is Schlussel correct that Obama has acknowledged anything related to the "sale," or has said anything remotely close to "we turned it down," in relation to Blogo's request? This could be explosive, if there's any corroboration.
Besides his ‘spokesman's’ assertions on TV that ‘Obama had spoke to the Governor about it’, this story also shows that he met with him about it.
There was a time when I use to defend President Bush.
Fitz - selected to head the FBI . . .
Exactly. It's all very well to be "nice," and help your enemies, and turn the other cheek if you are a private person. But if you are a public official, and especially THE public official, you have a duty and an obligation to protect your country and its citizens from evil. Bush just doesn't seem to get that. Yes, he has tried to protect us from al Qaeda, but he has done little or nothing to protect us from our internal enemies who are subverting and corrupting all our institutions and undermining everything he has tried to do.
As for Fitz, sure, he goes after a few Democrat pols when he is told it's OK to do so, because they're being thrown off the back of Daley's sleigh. But he isn't going to go after the big guys--Daley, Obama, anyone he is warned to lay off of. It was typical that he gave immunity to the real Plame leakers so they could help him get Scooter Libby on a technicality.
Just one last comment ~ this thread will probably serve as the basis for several radio talk show hosts tomorrow.
Oh, how I miss Mike Royko!!!! The columns he could be writing now about all of this!