By Dan Shomon,Obama and Blago
At the core of the charges against Rod Blagojevich is an illegal fundraising operation. In his two runs for Governor,he raised nearly $60 million,a figure nearly double what any other statewide candidate had raised in Illinois.
We know that [...]
There is growing evidence that Obama had indirect and possibily direct communication with Blagojevich about the Senate Selection process.
Not according to Obama’s internal report,which has Obama saying “he had no interest in dictating the result of the selection process and he would not do so,either directly or indirectly through staff or others.”
This is a transcript and video of the White House Press Briefing from 6-29-10. The White House refuses to answer about allegations that Obama communicated with Blagojevich through a middleman,which formerly had been denied by Obama.
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Q Tom Balanoff is a local labor [...]
By GLENN THRUSH &JONATHAN ALLEN,Politico
The White House was mum Tuesday after a union leader testified that Barack Obama personally asked him to approach then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich about appointing confidant Valerie Jarrett to his Illinois Senate seat – testimony Republicans say clearly contradicts the Obama team’s version of [...]
It seems as if Obama’s protestations that he was not involved with the Blagojevich nominations are turning out to be a little shaky.
Revealed today in the Chicago Sun Times:
"Tom,this is Barack,give me a call,"the soon-to-be President-Elect said on the message.
After Balanoff sent word through an Obama aide to call [...]