Rod Blagojevich trial opening statements, Day 4, June 8, 2010, How soon will Obama’s name be mentioned?, Open thread

Rod Blagojevich trial opening statements, Day 4, June 8, 2010

From Citizen News.

“Today, Tuesday, June 8, 2010, jury selection is almost complete and opening statements should begin. How soon will Obama’s name be mentioned? You have heard this before. During the Tony Rezko trial Rod  Blagojevich had not been indicted yet his name kept popping up. The same thing should happen for Obama.

From the Chicago Tribune.

“As courtroom styles go, it is hard to imagine a more stark contrast than the ones that will be on display Tuesday when prosecution and defense lawyers make their opening statements in the federal corruption trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.”

“Blagojevich’s side, as presented by the often volcanic lawyer Sam Adam Jr., might resemble a passionate plea from a televangelist as much as a legal presentation.

With the preliminaries in the trial all but over after three days of vetting potential jurors, the final panel is set be seated early Tuesday, then the main event will get under way — with an estimated four months of testimony to follow.

At long last, prosecutors will unveil the full weight of the case against a former governor whose administration came under federal scrutiny not long after his election in 2002. It culminated in the bugging of Blagojevich’s campaign office and the tapping of his phones as he allegedly tried to trade official acts for campaign cash and sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama.

Hamilton is part of the same three-member prosecution team that secured the 2008 corruption conviction of Blagojevich’s fundraiser and friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

At her opening in that trial, she exhibited a biting tone of indignation as she explained how Rezko allegedly used his influence with Blagojevich to manipulate state regulatory panels so he and others could pocket kickbacks. On Tuesday, she will go a step further and claim that Rezko was acting on behalf of Blagojevich in an alleged conspiracy that the government has dubbed “the Blagojevich Enterprise.”

“The primary purpose of the Blagojevich Enterprise was to exercise and preserve power over the government of the state of Illinois for the financial and political benefit of defendant Rod Blagojevich, and for the benefit of his family members and associates,” the indictment against the governor states.

Adam will open for Blagojevich’s defense, and his statement promises to be delivered with all the calm of a gospel preacher in full fire and brimstone fury. Arguing with animated passion and sometimes belly-busting humor has become a trademark for the 37-year-old Adam at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building at 26th Street and California Avenue, where he has spent most of his legal career.

“The more you try to say things the way you think people want to hear them, the more you get away from what got you there in the first place,” Adam said in a recent interview.””

https://citizenwells.com/2010/06/08/blagojevich-trial-day-4-june-8-2010-jury-selection-nears-completion-opening-statements-begin-how-soon-will-obamas-name-be-mentioned/

13 responses to “Rod Blagojevich trial opening statements, Day 4, June 8, 2010, How soon will Obama’s name be mentioned?, Open thread

  1. citizenwells

    Good morning.

  2. truthbetold11

    this trial is going nowhwere but a hung jury. The gig is to put on a show dog and pony i might add. At the end of the show, Blago will seem more innocent, a few players will get indited. Obama will get the slide treatment with a few bumps. The corrupt judges and players will have succeded in distracting the public again. You really think after 20 years or so of planning obama’s regin they don’t have a back door. The biggest one they got is the MSM in the pocket

  3. citizenwells

    truthbetold11.
    I share some of your concerns.
    However, there are 2 trials.
    1. The one in the courtroom.
    2. The courtroom of public awareness.

  4. Sorry -OT

    “British Petroleum’s contribution to the 2008 Elections” – Meanwhile back on MSNBC I just watched the Matt Lauer interview with the USURPER and even Matt said he couldn’t believe that the USURPER hadn’t even talked to the President of BP. Here is my reason why. I googled up “British Petroleum’s contribution to the 2008 Elections” Over one and a half million articles on BP’s contributions to the Demoncraps.

  5. OT – Part 2

    CW – I think you should make General Vallely’s Speech be the next post. It’s the most Lincolnesque speech I have heard EVER.

    #

    Cabby – AZ // June 8, 2010 at 1:30 am

    tennbrock // June 8, 2010 at 12:18 am

    A Call for the Resignation of Barry Soetero

    http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2010/06/call-for-resignation-of-barry-sotero.html
    ***************************
    Thanks for the link, Tennbrock. That is my favorite Gen. Paul Vallely! What a great speech!

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  8. Good Morning! I would love to hear the Openning statements today. Gotta go. Back later. Zach

  9. citizenwells

    **** New post ****

  10. Free Speech

    truthbetold11 // June 8, 2010 at 7:25 am

    this trial is going nowhwere but a hung jury. The gig is to put on a show dog and pony i might add. At the end of the show, Blago will seem more innocent, a few players will get indited. Obama will get the slide treatment with a few bumps. The corrupt judges and players will have succeded in distracting the public again. You really think after 20 years or so of planning obama’s regin they don’t have a back door. The biggest one they got is the MSM in the pocket
    citizenwells // June 8, 2010 at 7:31 am

    truthbetold11.
    I share some of your concerns.
    However, there are 2 trials.
    1. The one in the courtroom.
    2. The courtroom of public awareness.
    ********************************

    I hope I am wrong but I am afraid that boBlago will win both trials. Even with a hung jury the boBlago/msm spin will be that blago did nothing that other politicians haven’t done and I am afraid that a majority of the people will believe the spin.

    Also, I have been stating for over a year that bo’s endgame is to get any criminal cases against him tried in Federal Court in DC where he will get acquitted just like Mayor Marion Barry did.

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