Archive for the 'Chicago-Way Corruption Scandal' Category

Dec 11 2008

Blagojevich Conference Call On November 10th Key To Scandal

Major Update: Jim Lindgren at The Volokh Conspiracy has done an excellent expanded time line and analysis which confirms what I was seeing. And that is team Obama was in contact with team Blagojevich during the period of the recordings. In fact Lindgren has uncovered Obama stopping an interview when it comes to contacts between […]

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Dec 10 2008

Chicago Dominos Beginning To Fall – Where Might They Fall Next?

The Chicago-Way Corruption Scandal (now a new category here at the Strata-Sphere) is actually a legal domino effect that is just beginning to fall. First we had Rezko, then Blagojevich, and now the Deputy Governor of Illinois has resigned: Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee submitted his resignation Wednesday, Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero said. He did not […]

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Dec 10 2008

Obama Really Is Clinton 2.0

I really did flirt with the idea of supporting Obama early on. The concept of new blood and fresh ideas in DC was so appealing Obama was worthy of consideration on that aspect alone. But Obama has a record of being very liberal, has taken liberal positions on votes, even though he talks more centrist.  […]

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Dec 09 2008

Was Blag Blackmailing Obama? Update: A Rahm Emmanuel Connection?

Major Update: Some news local reporters are getting hints the President-Elect Obama’s Chief of Staff -Rep  Rahm Emmanuel – may have tipped off authorities on Blag’s efforts to extort the President-Elect (as I posited in this post originally: Here is a transcript of the key part from Think Progress:  CONATY: We did receive a tip this […]

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Dec 09 2008

Feds Bag Blagojevich On Corruption Charges

Seems Governor Rod Blagojevich has been spending most of his time in office trying to maximize the gold lining of his pockets. The FBI has arrested him and his Chief of Staff on numerous counts, allegedly supported by wire taps and other crystal clear and damning evidence: Blagojevich is accused of a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy, including […]

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