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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-02-09 01:14 PM
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101. We Illinois folks have already SEEN Fitz deliver up the goods when he convicted Ryan.
I know a lot of folks here were disappointed with the Plame thing, but the folks from Illinois have already watched Fitz deliver one of our governors to the prison gates. We have a little longer history with Fitz and his work.


I'm not saying they will be able to nail Blago for the attempt to auction a Senate seat (I've maintained all along that is probably the weakest aspect of the case) but I do believe they have enough in the can right now to get a conviction on other stuff. The way Fitz nailed George Ryan was by getting the guys lower down the food chain and then tracking it right back up the line to the bosses. I think they have been working it that same way with the investigations of Blago.

Back in 2006 there was a flap about Illinois hiring practices and it linked to Blagojevich pretty strongly:

http://www.stop158.org/2006/2006-05-21-probe.htm

We also have seen the entire Tony Rezko trial (and conviction) that also had pretty strong links back to Blago. The Feds were holding Rezko prior to sentencing and it has been widely held opinion that Rezko had some pretty solid info to offer up about the inner workings of the Blagojevich administration:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/rezko/1189480,rezko0...

Remember, Mrs Blagojevich (Chicago City Alderman Richard Mell's daughter) has been a parter with Rezko in some of his deals, along with Cellini, who was already indicted on corruption charges...


If you sit down a do a Google search on some of these names you start to see a pattern that is pretty ugly and it is not one that bodes well for Blago's immediate future. It also leads me to think that Fitz has probably got quite a bit already and is just working to put the finishing touches on the case.

Just my two cents.


Laura
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