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MinM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-25-12 06:30 AM
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2. Rod Blagojevich Hints That Feds Were After Barack Obama
Edited on Fri May-25-12 06:45 AM by MinM
Rod Blagojevich was actually the one making the broader point about what this may have been about.
..."This is a person determined to get his trophy," he said of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

Blagojevich told ABC News that shortly after his 2008 arrest, investigators tried to convince him to offer damaging information on "folks in higher places" in exchange for lenience. Blagojevich said that Obama, even more than himself, had a longstanding, close association with Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who had become the subject of his own federal probe one that ultimately led to Rezko's conviction on fraud and bribery charges. The former governor said his very first meeting with Obama, then about to join the Illinois senate, came by way of Rezko's personal introduction.

Blagojevich said that in late 2008, having just arrived in his jail cell, investigators approached him for information.

"When they had me in custody they were very clear about they wanted me to cooperate and talk about people in higher places ,and with all due respect to Mayor Daley, there's no one higher than Governor," he said.

"You're talking about then president-elect Obama?" Ross asked...

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/blago-winston-churchill-m...

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