Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Audacity of Auchi

Picture at left is Iraqi-British billionaire Nadhmi Auchi, Gov Blagojevich, and Iraqi-American (and Chicagoan friend of Rezko) Ayham Alsammarae (then Iraq's Minister of Electricity under Bremer's CPA) at a dinner thrown for Auchi in April 2004 at the Four Seasons. Obama probably dropped by for a toast.

Mr Auchi ought to know when you wade into Chicago politics sometimes the crud sticks to your pants because now he wants to sue Evelyn Pringle over her Cliff Notes on just what all these fellows where up too that night.

Here's Pringle's reply via Rezko Watch,
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 14:11:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Evelyn Pringle
Subject: I want you to stop threatening to sue over my articles
To: Alasdair.Pepper @ carter-ruck.com

Dear Mr Pepper:

Although you have never informed me of your client's objections to my articles, it has been brought to my attention that you are attempting to intimidate sites that publish my work by threatening to sue them for defamation.

I ask that you cease this tactic immediately. Your actions are not only violating my right to free speech but they are also adversely affecting my business relationships and livelihood.

I will gladly defend any action filed against me in the US by your client. However, in order to sue me he would have to appear here before a jury and you and I know he is not allowed in this country. Therefore, your actions represent harassment and unlawful intimidation of a professional journalist.

If I get any more reports that you are trying to sabotage my relationships with publications, I will contact the US attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Department of Justice to seek legal advice on how to put a stop to your illegal conduct.

I will be forwarding a copy of this email to all of the sites that publish my work.

If Mr Auchi was allowed in this country, I would be the one filing a law suit against him.

Truly,

Evelyn Pringle
Also, Freddy Gay's Eye Spy in The American Conservative.
Barack Obama should be grateful for Britain’s restrictive free speech laws, according to London’s most fearless magazine, Private Eye. The Eye, which often covers stories other magazines won’t touch, claims that aggressive libel lawyers in Britain have censored web reports on Nadhmi Auchi, the mysterious London-based Iraqi billionaire who has been linked to Obama.
If you come to Chicago and dine with the heavy-hitters and only come out of it with a case of indigestion, you're probably ahead of the game. Should have stayed home in London Mr. Auchi.

xp John McCain 2008

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