“John Thomas is an FBI mole. He recently told us that he saw you coming and going from Rezko’s office a lot. And three other sources told us that you and Rezko spoke on the phone daily.”
“You told us in November 2006, that your best estimate was that Rezko raised somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000 during your political career. Since then, your campaign’s given back $157,000 in Rezko-related contributions.”
“The Tribune Web site is saying that you told them $250,000.” Chicago Sun-Times interview March 15, 2008
“US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald does not make a habit of destroying pubic officials by listing them in indictments for no reason and the only two political candidates identified as receiving campaign money from Operation Board Games kickback schemes are Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the US Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.” Evelyn Pringle, journalist
“The last thing Sen. Barack Obama and Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed was that letter written by convicted Illinois influence peddler Tony Rezko promising he’d never rat out his pals.” John Kass, Chicago tribune
The Citizen Wells blog has devoted much time and has presented many articles about Obama and his long time close association to convicted corruption figure Tony Rezko. The so called Tony Rezko trial was never just about Tony Rezko but about the rampant corruption and crime in Chicago and Illinois. Barack Obama was mentioned repeatedly during the trial. Stuart Levine and Dr. Robert Weinstein have also been indicted. Here are some exerpts from a previous article:
Rezko trial prelude to more indictments:
“The Justice Department’s prosecution of Antoin “Tony” Rezko was always about prelude, never about climax. The jury’s conviction of Rezko Wednesday on 16 criminal counts is one more point on a long investigative arc — an arc now pointed directly at Gov. Rod Blagojevich and other of his associates.
That arc reaches beyond the horizon to points none of us can see. But prosecutor Christopher Niewoehner unequivocally — and forcefully — told the Rezko jurors during closing arguments where federal authorities now are concentrating: “This is a crime that involves the highest levels of power in Illinois.””
For several weeks, the situation with Tony Rezko has reminded me
of Jack Ruby, who remained in prison. Like Rezko, he had connections
to crime and corruption. Rezko is connected to Obama, Chicago and
Illinois crime and corruption as well as Middle East big money
Will Tony Rezko talk?
Will Blagojevich be indicted or impeached?
Will Obama be indicted?
Read more of the article here:
The Chicago Sun-Times has an article today, Thursday, August 28, 2008.
“Is Rezko working with the Feds?”.
Here are some exerpts:
“As his sentencing nears, pressure is mounting on Tony Rezko to cooperate with federal investigations into some of the highest-profile politicians in the state — including Gov. Blagojevich.”
“Now, sources tell the Chicago Sun-Times that Rezko has been seen at the federal courthouse as many as a dozen times since his June conviction. He’s been held since then at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago.”
“If Rezko’s cooperating, that would be a major development in “Operation Board Games,” the government’s ongoing probe into state boards that’s widened into a broader corruption probe.”
Read more here:
Obama’s ties to Rezko and corruption are listed on the Petition to Impeach, expel Senator Obama: