Governor Rod Blagojevich Impeachment trial, Chicago IL, January 26, 2009, Live audio, Listen to Impeachment trial, Patrick Fitzgerald criminal complaint, Chicago corruption, Obama senate seat, Obama and blagojevich ties

The impeachment trial of Governor Rod Blagojevich began
today, January 26, 2009, without Blagojevich being present.

Listen to Blagojevich Impeachment Trial

Chicago Tribune article on Impeachment

Article by Chicago lawyer, Gerald D. Skoning on Chicago
corruption:

“Illinois needs a corruption-avoidance program
By Gerald D. Skoning
January 26, 2009”

“Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s campaign fund recently announced expenditures
totaling more than $1.3 million despite the fact that he’s not running
for anything other than his political life and possibly jail. The
recent disbursements from Blagojevich’s campaign war chest include
$705,000 to Winston & Strawn, $500,000 to his former criminal defense
lawyer Ed Genson and another $100,000 for criminal defense co-counsel
Sheldon Sorosky. At this rate, the governor’s campaign fund, which
swelled to $2.7 million in 2008, could potentially be emptied by legal
expenses.

Political campaign funding in Illinois is a scandalous mess. Antiquated
laws allow politicians to virtually use their campaign coffers as
unregulated slush funds.

When a politician raises campaign funds, those dollars should only be
used for that campaign for that office—print and broadcast media
advertising, retaining political advisers and campaign staff, phone
banks to get out the vote and Internet gurus to mass-produce blast
e-mails, and so on.”

Read more here:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-oped0126fundjan26,0,7043294.story

12 responses to “Governor Rod Blagojevich Impeachment trial, Chicago IL, January 26, 2009, Live audio, Listen to Impeachment trial, Patrick Fitzgerald criminal complaint, Chicago corruption, Obama senate seat, Obama and blagojevich ties

  1. Testing tiny URL…

    CitizenWells

  2. Yeah,
    I am also going to focus on Blagogate.
    The law suits are just depressing.
    From Thomas and co. I had expected a little more.

  3. Copied from last thread. Pasted question only.

    MB // January 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    O HAD ILLEGAL DONATIONS.WHAT COUNTRY GOT HIM ELECTED????

    ************

    MB

    I posted these articles on a few political blogs before the election; North’s, months before the election and Huston’s with North’s again, a few weeks before the election. NO ONE CARED. Or, perhaps folks thought it was way over the edge, but “I” believe what North said he read in those captured FARC computer files. Then the story of Polosi’s association with Columbian Senator Cordoba who’s chummy with Hugo Chavez. Here’s some of your foreign influences IMAO!!

    A Despot’s Distraction

    Oliver North | March 07, 2008

    Excerpt: (Please read – Capitalization edited for emphasis)

    Having now seen some of these files, there is much to substantiate serious concern in Venezuela — and elsewhere — about what Mr. Chavez and his friends in the FARC have been up to. The captured computers provide details of long-term financial connections between Mr. Chavez and the FARC leadership; records of drug transactions connections; and conversations with “AMERICAN EMISSARIES WHO ASSURE THAT “OBAMA WILL BE THE NEXT U.S. PRESIDENT.” There is even a reference to FARC obtaining 50 kilograms of radioactive material. http://tinyurl.com/84alp4

    ******

    New Evidence of Nancy Pelosi Associate Supporting Chavez, Marxists, & Terrorists

    By Warner Todd Huston
    October 15, 2008 – 03:39 ET

    Excerpt:

    A Colombian associate of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) (please click on red link within article)-> is once again linked to FARC terrorists and Marxist Dictator Hugo Chavez with the revelation of damning new messages concerning Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba that are currently being investigated by Colombian military officials. Once again we have a powerful American politician, this one the Speaker of the House of Representatives, linked to those attempting to institute Marxist regimes to our South. Why does the U.S. media steadily ignore the ties Speaker Pelosi has to Chavez and the terrorist group FARC through her association with Senator Córdoba? http://tinyurl.com/67flcg

    Peace Out!

  4. Mod jail again. :sigh:

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  6. I’d like to know where the $800,000 Obama has gotten to pay for his legal bills to keep his BC nder wraps. Anyone have an answer to that. He’s not campaigning any more.

  7. Well, now, this is just adorable. I always hesitate to visit http://www.lamecherry.blogspot.com because I always get much much more depressed than I already am about this situation, BUT today there is some light, humorous fare:

    Executive Order 3, Obama hereby decrees that all germs are released from the Germ Warfare lab at Fort Dietrich Maryland. The incarceration and torture of these germs will be ended immediately.

    Executive Order 9, Barack Obama now states that left is right, up is down, black is white, rich is poor, criminal is now legal, as long as it is Barack Obama or one of his appointees who will investigate themselves, declare their innocence and usurp the office they have purchased.

  8. Geithner is being sworn in as Treasury Secretary…lol…only in America 🙂

  9. I am going to get my violin to play in the background as you read this. Get some tissues – I just know you will feel so sorry for Blago…

    Did you see him on The View today? He kept placing his hand on Whoopi’s knee and Joy’s knee (Joy took his hand off at one point and mumbled something). All was going well – he just kept repeating that he is innocent until proven guilty – and basically wouldn’t answer any other questions except with variations of “innocent until proven guilty”.

    But 2 weird things happened at the end.
    First – Whoopi actually sided with him and he said thank you and gave her a hug. Oh I cannot imagine the nasty mail she is getting even as we speak!
    Two – Joy Behar wanted Blago to imitate Nixon by saying “I am not a crook!” He wouldn’t do it.

    By the way, trouble in paradise? Blago’s wife was supposed to be there but wasn’t! He had no real reason to give for that. Blah blah. Well, what I concluded is that he doesn’t have much to say but keeps saying it over and over anyway!

    Now this is the part where you will hear my violin playing in the background as you read this – grab those tissues as I know you will feel very sad for poor poor Blago ….

    One thing really bothered me and the girls didn’t call him on it — they asked WHY he feels he is the victim — and he said that they are impeaching him because of how much he helped the state with this thing and that thing … and that they want to raise the state taxes against his wishes. In other words, “they” are the bad guys and HE has only been trying to help the state! I am innocent. In fact, I’m great!

    Wow. What a guy. He obviously thinks we should all get behind him now. I wonder how much he’s paying the PR firm?

  10. zachjonesishome

    Just checking in. I hope everyone is good! Zach

  11. I can’t believe him. His media blitz is nothing but an embarrassment to the citizens of our state.

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