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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/
(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...
When you post something from "a friend" - that means nothing without a tape, a recording, a deposition, or pictures.
Someone said earlier this was worse than Watergate, I now thin that was an understatement.
The left will honor rather than trash Fitz, after all.
Well done, Fitz.
Fitzgerald ahs protected Obama from the Rezko trial and now he’s doing the same about the Blago business.
Just happy to read all this great stuff............
And it means..........what?
Same reason he pulled the chain on Blago before teh wiretaps inplicated Obama — typical democrat hack.
“Well done, Fitz.”
He’s played the libtart game all the way! Good man, fitz?
I think they probably were told by the WH to hold off, because it is obvious that Bush bent over backwards not to prejudice Bambi’s chance. I don’t think he especially wanted Bambi to be elected, but Bush is about the most self-sabotaging person we have ever had as president. It would be one thing if this affected only Bush, but what he never seems to have realized is that by abandoning his leadership position, he threw all the rest of us to the dogs.
It sure seems that this Fitzgerald person is NOT a friend of the TRUTH.
I’m shocked. Shocked!
My new parlor game: who will be appointed special prosecutor to investigate The Great Leader?
Seems to me that whoever this Debbie Schlussel is better be keeping a close watch on her back.
... Babbalouy, “Hey Quicksdraw, I now thin that was an understatement.” Quickdraw McGraw, “I’ll do the thinnin around here, Babbalouy!”...
i’m having a real problem with Schlussels’ article and her “sources”. She was doing very well with her campaign to reveal the fraud behind 0b0z0’s Selective Service application and documentation. The tone she’s set here with her unnamed sources smacks of tabloidism and newspapers that sell two headed dogs.
For the record, Fitzgerald was first nominated for US Attorney by a Republican Senator from Illinois and his appointment was backed by Republican Attorney General John Ashcroft and he was reappointed by President Bush.
Fitzgerald has prosecuted many Democrats of the Chicago Daley machine for corruption.
There is no indication that he is a Democrat.
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!
We are truly getting to the point that “We The People” need to retake our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS based on the CONSTITUTION of OUR Republic.
These crooks across party lines are ruining and selling out OUR country. With this latest event with Blago one has to ask themselves: What is their price?, what are they willing to sell-off to the highest bidder? The mob, China, Russia.........are Freedom?!
Of course he is. It sounds like is participating in some coverup and should be fired.
No, I agree that Fitzgerald probably is a partisan Dem. But it is obvious that Bush in particular and the GOP in general felt it would violate their “gentleman’s agreement” if they revealed anything about Obambi - such as his corruption, his associates, doubts about his citizenship, and even his middle name - and they conducted a campaign that shied away from all the unsavory things about the annointed Great Leader.
The details in this case must have been known earlier, but I would suspect that Fitzgerald - who is partisan but also wants to get his man - was told to wait until “the people had decided.” And now it’s almost too late.
I still defend him on some things. But I think his cringing, whipped dog stance for the last couple of years had been a disaster and done a great disservice to us all. Maybe he had a breakdown. I really don’t know.
Even if Fitz fired off the indictment early, the MSM would not have covered it. Furthermore, they would have said the whole thing was a smear on Obama, most likely tainting the entire investigation.
I DO NOT like Fitz, but he really didn’t have any other option here. Sucks, but there it is.
This has always been the duty of a Christian leader. One of the problems is that Christianity got transformed into mush, where the main duty of a Christian leader was to be the first out the gate with an apology to the oppressor. Bush comes from that stream of Christianity, which unfortunately is the dominant one nowadays.
It’s become very obvious that a number of the MSM TV news types, as well as the money hungry crowd at the NYT an the Tribune group, were involved in the graft and corruption side of Obama’s election.
Majority of people here are dependants of the few tax (to death) payers left. No incentive to change out of their housecoat and sweat pants.