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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:00 PM

Trump suggests Blagojevich was framed by Comey: 'He did not sell the Senate seat!'

Source: raw story



Published 14 mins ago on February 19, 2020


President Donald Trump on Wednesday insinuated that disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was set up by former FBI Director James Comey.

“Rod Blagojevich did not sell the Senate seat,” the president wrote on Twitter. “He served 8 years in prison, with many remaining. He paid a big price. Another Comey and gang deal!”

While Trump is technically correct that Blagojevich did not succeed in selling a Senate seat to the highest bidder, he neglects to mention that it’s only because the former Illinois governor was caught in the act of doing so...............................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/trump-suggests-blagojevich-was-framed-by-comey-he-did-not-sell-the-senate-seat/



Just like Trump TRIED to bribe the Ukraine Pres--but got caught.


Trump really looks like a Madman in this photo!!



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Reply Trump suggests Blagojevich was framed by Comey: 'He did not sell the Senate seat!' (Original post)
riversedge Feb 19 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 19 #1
Frustratedlady Feb 19 #2
lagomorph777 Feb 19 #6
greenjar_01 Feb 19 #3
underpants Feb 19 #4
christx30 Feb 19 #14
extvbroadcaster Feb 19 #5
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 19 #7
LudwigPastorius Feb 19 #8
Blue_Tires Feb 19 #9
greenjar_01 Feb 19 #10
rurallib Feb 19 #11
Lulu KC Feb 19 #12
former9thward Feb 19 #13
onenote Feb 20 #19
former9thward Feb 20 #20
onenote Feb 19 #15
JFlash Feb 19 #16
blue-wave Feb 20 #17
beachbumbob Feb 20 #18
former9thward Feb 20 #21
EndlessWire Feb 20 #22

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:06 PM

1. Blagojevich was convicted in 2012. Comey wasn't appointed FBI Director until 2013.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:10 PM

2. If I remember correctly, Blago got caught with a "perfect" phone call or two...

Sound familiar?

"Framed" refers to mug shot. Just sayin'.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:43 PM

6. Lordy, there ARE tapes.

And those tapes have been played publicly many times.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:13 PM

3. I've seen some conservative lawyers claiming to be from Chicago agree -ahem

They always leave his extortion of a children's hospital out of the mix, and neglect to mention that the horsetrading charges were actually dismissed on appeal. Only the really grimy and obvious crimes apply.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:24 PM

4. Do they award a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry?

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:04 PM

14. Don't ya know?

A crime stops being a crime if you get caught trying to do it and stopped. If a cop catches you trying to burn down your ex girlfriend’s house, you can just put the matches down and walk away. No harm, no foul.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:39 PM

5. I'm from Illinois

Blago was too corrupt for Illinois, and that is saying something. We EXPECT a certain amount of corruption in this state. But Blago was too much even for us. But that turn at celebrity Apprentice seems to have done the trick, Trump comes to the rescue! Of course, springing Blago is just a warmup for the Stone pardon. Trump knows no bottom.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 03:44 PM

7. Il Douche certainly bears grudges. Let's bear a grudge against tRump once he's out of office. . . nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:21 PM

8. Man, Comey is living in that fetid, empty, rat's nest that is Trump's head.


Rent free!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 04:43 PM

9. Just your daily reminder that

Literally everything Trump thinks comes from some sycophant whispering in his ear, and Fox News...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:46 PM

10. Patti Blagojevic actually played Trump like a violin

A Mell is a Mell after all.

She was forever on Fox News buttering up her audience-of-one.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:54 PM

11. And I thought Trump would blame Blago's problems on Obama

being so inconsiderate as to win the presidency thus giving Blago a juicy senate seat to fill. Blago wouldn't have put the seat up for sale if Obama hadn't left it empty.

Once again, Obama's fault.




do I need this? for the humor impaired.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:16 PM

12. Oh for the love of Pete

why do I keep looking at headlines? They just make me nuts. And yet I can't turn away. We need a train wreck emoticon.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 08:29 PM

13. Actually the appellate court said he did not sell the seat.

Those five convictions were overturned by the 7th circuit court of appeals. The court said what Blago did could be considered "normal logrolling" that politicians engage in. I agree with the court.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 10:34 AM

19. the appeals court overturned only those convictions related to the Jarrett cabinet deal

Last edited Thu Feb 20, 2020, 12:18 PM - Edit history (1)

Blago offered to name Jarrett senator if he got a cabinet post. The appeals court overturned those counts, but not the counts related to the cash for senate seat counts involving Jesse Jackson Jr.

From the appeals court decision: We "vacate the convictions on counts that concern Blagojevich’s proposal to appoint Valerie Jarrett to the Senate in exchange for an appointment to the Cabinet." The appeals court went on to state: "The evidence that Blagojevich sought money in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the Senate is sufficient to convict, so there is no double jeopardy obstacle to retrial."

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Response to onenote (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 06:02 PM

20. Interesting you bring up Jesse Jackson Jr.

He stole over a million dollars and got one year. Blago did not get a nickle from anyone and got 14 years.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:34 PM

15. James Comey was out of government from 2005 until 2013

Blago was arrested in 2008. The phone call took place in 2008. So exactly how was this Comey's case? Oh, and this was a case brought by the US Attorney's office in Chicago. When he was a US Attorney, Comey served in New York.

Trump's insane. But we knew that.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 09:58 PM

16. Bagovitch is just a fucking crook

 

Fuck him.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 04:01 AM

17. Blago was never convicted of

selling obama's senate seat. He was convicted of charges that were likely a result of his attempt to deal the senate seat away as well as other actions. There is a whole wikipedia page on the topic of his corruption charges. Here's a slice of it and the link:

As well as the allegations concerning the Senate seat, Blagojevich has also been charged with:

Attempting to extort the owners of the Tribune Company to fire Chicago Tribune editors who criticized the governor's handling of state affairs.

Abuse of power concerning release of US$8 million of state funds to Children's Memorial Hospital expecting to obtain a $50,000 campaign contribution.[8][11]

Seeking graft in the form of $2.5 million in campaign contributions (through 2008) from companies and individuals who have received state contracts or appointments.[22]



The link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Blagojevich_corruption_charges

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 07:19 AM

18. blago AND his wife shookdown everyone for $$$$, all who worked in Illinois state govt

saw this. huge trump error in pardoning this crook.

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 06:04 PM

21. How much money did they get?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 06:46 PM

22. Substituting himself for the judge and jury.

How long will it be before he gets to decide someone's guilt and sentence without a trial?

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