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