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  • Patrick Fitzgerald quits U.S. attorney post after nearly 11 years

    05/23/2012 2:36:34 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies
    SunTimes ^ | 5-23-12 | Sun Times Staff
    U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald — who toppled two Illinois governors and a top aide to the former vice president, and also went after the Chicago mob, a notorious police commander accused of torture and even international terrorists — is stepping down. The corruption-busting prosecutor said he will leave the post June 30 after serving nearly 11 years in the post, longer than anyone else in Illinois history. In a written statement, Fitzgerald said he told the White House, Attorney General Eric Holder, and U.S. Sens. Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk about his decision Wednesday morning. “When I was selected...
  • Rezko sentencing delayed

    01/06/2011 3:17:56 PM PST · by opentalk · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January, 6, 2011 | Annie Sweeney
    Sentencing was postponed today for a tired and gaunt-looking Antoin "Tony" Rezko in case he still testifies at the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, scheduled to begin in April. However his attorney made it clear that he is not willing to wait beyond September. Now housed in a county facility, Rezko is not able to go outside or have contact with his family beyond seeing them briefly from behind a glass façade. "I have not had fresh air since my conviction,'' Rezko told U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. "I have no contact visit...
  • White House Insider: "They were in shock at the president’s behavior."

    10/25/2010 8:54:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 341 replies · 1+ views
    NewsFlavor ^ | October 25, 2010 | Ulsterman
    Our latest interview with the White House Insider reveals a Democratic Party civil war, with growing opposition to the Obama White House. Author’s Note: This interview took place for nearly two hours over the weekend at the office of the White House Insider. We wish to extend our gratitude for their making time to meet with us despite an extremely demanding schedule. The information contained in this interview is among the most in depth and fascinating to date, and due to the extent of information, will come in two installments. Here is installment one:
  • Fund-raiser: Jesse Jackson Jr. behind $6M Senate-seat scheme

    09/21/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 21, 2010 | NatashaKorecki, Chris Fusco and Lynn Sweet
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in return for an appointment to the U.S. Senate, sources said the fund-raiser has told federal authorities. The allegation by Oak Brook businessman Raghuveer Nayak counters public statements made as recently as last week by Jackson that he never authorized any deal to attempt to buy the Senate seat. » Click to enlarge image The allegation that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. directed a major political fund-raiser to offer former Gov. Rod Blagojevich millions of dollars in campaign cash in...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. to prosecutors: 'Bring it on'

    09/17/2010 2:05:49 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 11 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 9-17-10 | Natasha Korecki
    Jackson Jr. declared this morning that if government prosecutors have evidence on him tied to Rod Blagojevich: “Bring it on.” Jackson, speaking on WLS radio’s “Don Wade & Roma” show this morning, for the first time publicly responded to an allegation that he was present at a meeting when fund-raisers discussed collecting $1 million for Blagojevich in exchange for Jackson’s appointment. Jackson said two Indian fund-raisers began speaking in another language at an Oct. 28, 2008, meeting, and he didn’t know what they were saying. “I’m not alone at the meeting, it baffled me, you know: ‘Jackson sits alone with...
  • Waxman threatens Mukasey with subpoena

    07/08/2008 11:53:38 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 65 replies · 413+ views
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman warned Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday to turn over a copy of a FBI interview with Vice President Dick Cheney or face contempt charges. The document in question is an interview Cheney gave to the FBI in the investigation of the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, a covert CIA agent. “The arguments you have raised for withholding the interview report are not tenable,” Waxman wrote in a letter to Mukasey. “When the FBI interview with the Vice President was conducted, the Vice President knew that the information...