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Blagojevich Bombshell?

Filed under: Crime,Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 2:34 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Amid all the political news this week, perhaps the Obama Administration hopes Americans won’t notice this Obama tie-in from the Blagojevich criminal trial:

“A top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he believed Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich’s plot to win himself a presidential Cabinet post in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate.”

As a result of this testimony, the Blagojevich defense is once again asking the Judge to “to force the prosecution to turn over FBI reports of Obama’s interview with federal agents in December of 2008” because it has bearing on the trial testimony although the Judge turned down a prior defense request to subpoena President Obama, labeling it not material and essentially viewing it as a fishing expedition. This time it might not be so easy to discount.

At Hot Air, Allahpundit looks at whether this suggests illegal acts by the Obama Administration (probably not) and revisits one of several political implications:

Update: The other point to remember here, which is probably most damning to the White House, is that their own internal review in December 2008 concluded that Emanuel was the only insider who had direct contact with Team Blago. That appears to be technically true but effectively a lie given the allegations that The One himself was relaying messages to them via an intermediary. That’s “transparency” the Chicago way.”

This would have been shocking a year ago. Now it just seems par for the course.


22 Responses to “Blagojevich Bombshell?”

  1. Hey, Team Obama investigated themselves and declared themselves clean. What more could you ask for?

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  2. I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  3. Hope and Change…means something different than it meant in 2008!

    As for Blago having a Cabinet position—like what? Secretary of Bad Toupees?

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  4. Is that thing a toupee? It would make a lot more sense…

    Leviticus (30ac20)

  5. Ace’s flaming skull with the Blago hair is pretty funny.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  6. It’s ironic that this administration grants themselves standing as a result of their own their own internal investigations of themselves, yet BP, Wall St. entities, etc., are essentially scoffed at when they suggest their own internal investigations have standing. Funny that.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  7. Toupee? Hell, no, that’s a stunned squirrel.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  8. this is both unexpected and unprecedented!

    who could ever believe that the Obama regime would be involved in shady political dealings or that the Indonesian Imbecile himself might be involved?

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  9. Team Obama boat
    now listing to port and rats
    grabbing life jackets

    ColonelHaiku (c2b11b)

  10. Sounds like all birds a feather, Sestak, Romanoff and Blago — Obama just rigging everything like Chavez does in the now falling apart, other people’s money has now ran out, Venezuela.

    bill-tb (541ea9)

  11. It’s like the Sestak deal. Cabinet jobs are available only through the President, which makes it another impeachable-worthy offense. At some point, the hummus and Hamas crowd will have to give it up for the truth.

    Vermont Neighbor (5841cd)

  12. man, obambi is being beaten now like a bongo drum.

    Aaron Worthing (A.W.) (f97997)

  13. milhous obama
    say “well, I am not a crook”
    need tell it to judge

    ColonelHaiku (c2b11b)

  14. The hair is actually real – disgusting as that sounds.

    Dmac (cfe27e)

  15. The past catching up
    Chicago Way or highway
    Hope and Change awaits

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  16. haiku hold more stock
    men grecian formula
    blago number one

    ColonelHaiku (c2b11b)

  17. Jury will hand out
    fed prison sphincter stretching;
    may it fit the crime.

    R. Emanuel (e35d11)

  18. Harris said Blagojevich came away believing Obama knew what he wanted after…

    Blago’s beliefs, phooey.

    Is there an intermediary privy to relevant information that’s willing to testify?

    Blacque Jacques Shellacque (b7066f)

  19. Obama is a liar

    Morena (996c34)

  20. “Is there an intermediary privy to relevant information that’s willing to testify?”

    Is that a serious question? Do people want to testify against Chicago Machine politicians? Perhaps if they are terminally ill or are going in the witness protection program or as part of a plea bargain.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  21. Now it just seems par for the course.

    — Par? Doesn’t Teh Won spend most of his time lost in the woods, searching for his balls?

    Icy Texan (b7ab71)

  22. I love Blago. He’s like our shining beacon of hope.

    Vermont Neighbor (a74281)

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