Thursday, June 24, 2010

Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

Via today's Sun Times. No kidding Obama knew because making the deal the only way these guys know. Naming a Senator good for Illinois, or even good for Progressive Politics really outside their scope. They're all about cutting deals... for themselve and can't concieve of anyone thinking any other way. Of course Obama knew...

A top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he believed Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich's plot to win himself a presidential Cabinet post in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate.

John Harris, Blagojevich's former chief of staff, testified Wednesday in the former governor's corruption trial that three days after the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election, the ex-governor told Harris he felt confident Obama knew he wanted to swap perks.

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Defense lawyers say Harris' testimony contradicts the government's previous public statements that Obama knew nothing about deal-making involving the Senate seat appointment.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fed's let the Obama staff in on the wire taps just before Jarrett said she didn't want it.

Bill Baar said...

sure looks that way...

Anonymous said...

"Washington — The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's trial on Corruption charges, set to begin next week. Justice John Paul Stevens rejected Blagojevich's request without comment. His decision came shortly after the Obama Administration told the High Court that it opposed Blagojevich's request. The former Governor's trial is scheduled to begin on Thursday. Blagojevich had asked the High Court to delay his trial until the Justices rule first in... "

I found this at the Huffington Post...What I find disturbing is why a Supreme Court Justice would take under consideration the opinion of the WH on a case in which they are directly involved in...I think the decision was the right one but suspicious that he waited for the WH to comment and WRONG for the WH to make this public statement when they are cleary DIRECTLY involved .