Blagojevich attorneys paid, Trial should continue, Media spins senate seat, Rest of the story
“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
From the Chicago Tribune March 12, 2011.
“Listen up, taxpayers. Rod Blagojevich is ready to deal.
The former governor, whose corruption trial last summer ended with a single conviction for lying to the FBI, is preparing for a do-over on 20 remaining charges.
He’s broke. The government’s broke. So here’s the pitch: Let’s call the whole thing off.
Blagojevich isn’t offering to plead guilty to any of the charges. He just wants the judge to go ahead and sentence him on the perjury charge, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and forget the rest — including that business about trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. A second trial would be an “irresponsible use of taxpayer funds,” his attorneys say.”
“But so what? Shall we cancel all trials until the federal deficit is under control? “Defendants should not reap a benefit from a budget crisis,” former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer told the Tribune. He called the motion “frivolous.”
In their motion, Blagojevich’s lawyers complained that they couldn’t prepare for trial because the government’s cash-flow problems caused it to suspend payments. That’s a fair point. Magically, the checks were cut the day they filed their motion.
Keep ‘em coming, Uncle Sam. We’re pretty sure the trial’s a go.”
What is the real story here aside from the obvious ongoing Blagojevich chicanery. The fact that the media, in lockstep with the corrupt Justice Dept., has focused on the selling of the senate seat and ignored the significance of counts 1,2 and 4 being dropped. Once again here is a reminder.