Blagojevich trial update, Alonzo Monk testimony, Blagojevich Monk Kelly Rezko, Secret meetings at Rezko’s offices in 2003, Rahm Emanuel grant

Blagojevich trial update, Alonzo Monk testimony, Blagojevich Monk Kelly Rezko

Today, Wednesday, June 9, 2010, the first day of testimony in the Rod Blagojevich trial, is off to a interesting start.

From the Chicago Tribune.

“Blago pal talks of secret meetings, code names and favors”

“They met in secret and referred to each other as “1,2, 3 and 4.”

Rod Blagojevich, his longtime friend Lon Monk and trusted fundraisers Chris Kelly and Antoin “Tony” Rezko.”

Their agenda: How to exchange state contracts and jobs for campaign cash for Blagojevich.

The plotting started even before Blagojevich was elected governor in 2002, according to Monk, who took the stand today to testify against his pal from college days.

“This was something that we were going to be able to do now that we were close to Rod and he was going to become governor,” Monk said as Blagojevich stared straight at him and shook his head.

“I was intrigued,” Monk added. “And I wanted to make money.”

At one of the secret meetings — at Rezko’s offices in 2003 — the four discussed money-making ideas that involved state action, said Monk, sometimes sighing loudly as he testified.”

“Collecting kickbacks was too risky while Blagojevich was still governor, Monk said.  “It would be easier for people to find out we were receiving money.”

Rezko was to hold the funds while Blagojevich was in office,  Monk alleged. “Any money found would be held in separate accounts that would be difficult to locate.”

Rezko would often bring up firms and individuals to help with state business or an appointment to a state board, Monk said.

Prosecutor Christopher Niewoehner asked why Rezko would do that.

“So that he could ask them for more money or additional money for donations,” Monk replied.

Asked whether Rezko was trying to give rewards for political contributions, Monk answered yes.

Monk said he also had conversations with Kelly also about helping people get state business or positions.

What would Monk do when Rezko or Kelly asked him for help getting someone appointed or a contract, Niewoehner asked.

“Whatever they asked,” he said. 

Monk also recalled being a meeting with Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff who was then a congressman. Emanuel was help getting a state grant for the Chicago Academy, Monk said.

Blagojevich had a simple answer. “He’d try and get it done,” Monk recalled as jurors were shown a photo of Emanuel.”

Read more:

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/06/blagos-close-friend-and-top-aide-likely-to-testify-today.html

26 responses to “Blagojevich trial update, Alonzo Monk testimony, Blagojevich Monk Kelly Rezko, Secret meetings at Rezko’s offices in 2003, Rahm Emanuel grant

  1. Citizen Carlyle (FUBO)

    OOOPS – OT – but given the Iran news out of the UN today, I thought this needs to be posted right away.

    Great comments from Lame Cherry. Go over there and read the whole thing. This is just a teaser.

    For those not too bright people who have been complaining for over a decade about those Jewish Zionists, you might find now that it is much nicer to have them on America’s side instead of Obama alienating them, and now their being unleashed in playing this against Obama to get him to take care of a mess he and his Carter helped created.

    George W. Bush, should have just turned over the Iraqi oil contracts to the central Europeans and Iraq would have settled down nicely. Obama gave Iraq back to Saddam’s forces, so it just helps if one plays the rules according to the nasty cartels running the show as it makes it less bloody for US Soldiers and Civilians.

    Mr. Obama putting the Jewish Prime Minister into a panel wagon, leaving him stand around waiting as Obama had cupcakes, and then attempting 2 coups on Benjamin Netanyahu has now put B. Hussein Obama in the missile silo with only one option.

    This is all going to turn out bad. Should have voted for American John McCain and Sarah Palin, and we would not be in this Obama tar ball, but then why look back at leadership and peace, when there is an Obama in the future glow of a nuclear sand crystal ball.

  2. This is a carry-over post from the last. I’m making a correction too.

    Personally, FS, I don’t know why you have such anger in you. You need to release it, but not release it on others who have not hurt you at all. Find a way to let go of your anger towards your fellow man, and your life will change for the better, plus you might live longer and at least make others happier around you.

    Haven’t you ever learned what your mama may have taught? You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar? Well, I’m not saying that we’re flies, but maybe you can understand what I’m saying. Learn to love your neighbor as yourself. Show them the same courtesy as you wish to be shown. Do unto others AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU!

    FS,

    It really does work to show others kindness. It really does. Don’t ask me how, but it will make you a much better person and a much happier person. Humble yourself, allow yourself to show kindness and compassion.

  3. I am heading for bed tonight, God bless this Country and all of you as well. In the morning, I will post more about our founding fathers and most especially the Bill of Rights. I am saden to hear that some belive we the people have no rights for changing our officials unless we vote out the electors, therefore we are helpless. I am not an attorney, but I do not believe this. At the least, I will post some history……. good night all..

  4. Nice comment, KC. 😉

  5. Thanks much, Lurker!

  6. Lurker,

    I posted a comment for you on that open threads thing.

  7. Blago is naive to think that he can come out of this a free man… I do NOT think he is guilty of ALL the charges. However, I do believe he is certainly guilty of being ignorant to the facts… I also doubt if O will be brought into any of this, although Rahm may… O has sort-of an “iron wall” around him. He cant be touched. He uses his “power” to bribe or use anyway possible to remain untouched by any accusations toward him. .. The accusations just “roll” off him.

  8. kittycat 9:58 pm

    Thanks, I’ll go l@@k.

  9. Citizen Carlyle (FUBO)

    Someone reliable sent me this in the email.
    It is a thing of rare and fine beauty!

    This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the
    Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2010.

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

    The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

  10. FBI report: ACORN ‘poverty pimpin” for Democrats

    Agency documents Election Day confusion plot, multiple voting, ID theft, threats

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=164621

  11. How about THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HEAVY WEAPONS FOUND IN THE CARGO OF THE M/S. MAVI MARMARA FLOTILLA VESSEL.

    A tip of the hat to (name removed) for this Israeli Flix video. This video shows that during the unloading of the M/S. Mavi Marmara Turkish vessel in the Israeli port of Ashdod, behind the bags of flour were boxes of heavy weapons and ammunition: mortars, artillery shells, bazookas, without counting a trunk where more than one million euros was found intended for Hamas. This video should be widely distributed as evidence of why the IDF Naval commandos were dispatched to intercept the six vessels including the M/S Mavi Marmara. One wonders what is aboard the Irish vessel, the M/S. Rachel Corrie, that Israel will intercept sometime today when it approaches the Naval blockade line off the coast of Gaza. Clearly the Turkish AKP Islamist government is complicit in permitting this military cargo to be loaded on the ‘peaceful’ Free Gaza Flotilla. Please distribute this video widely.

    If you had any doubt about what was on the flotilla, here is the video. The French explains that the arms on display were hidden behind sacks of grain. Why these criminals were released is beyond reason.

    http://www.flix.co.il/tapuz/showVideo.asp?m=3423928

  12. Fernley Girl

    CW,
    From another blog:

    http://blogs.myspace.com/baldheadedhaoleguy

    Adam’s blog. (“Haole” means “white” in Hawaiian.)

  13. cw,

    check your email.

  14. Good Morning!

    Citizen Carlyle (FUBO) // June 10, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Well said!

  15. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  16. Good Morning CitizenWells. WND confirms Adams employment in 2008 in Hawaii.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=165041

    WND confirmed with Hawaiian officials that Adams was indeed working in their election offices during the last presidential election.

    “His title was senior elections clerk in 2008,” said Glen Takahashi, elections administrator for the City and County of Honolulu.

    Takahashi also confirmed Adams’ time frame at the office from spring until the month of August.

    “We hire temporary workers, because we’re seasonal,” he said.

  17. I read the wnd article on adams, too. It’s 100 times more evidence than is needed to get the power structure to act, but of course they won’t.

    The courts and congress and the media are going to fight us to the bitter end on this thing, and mario apuzzo has articulated the reason. If it comes out that obama was not born in hawaii, or is a nbc, they will all look like monumental , gigantic , without peer, stumbling, bumblining, incompetent ignoramous idiots that can’t be trusted with the nations business. So they will be fighting us all the way on this.

  18. Yo – I think you are right.

  19. And the Cascade Of Corruption keeps on rolling on. When you read the article you will note this is another large law firm in Florida. The good news is that Charley Crist will be dragged down with it.

    “Rothstein will go down in South Florida history as a one-man wrecking ball who destroyed his own 70-attorney law firm and used it to prop himself up as a flamboyant player among rich investors, society types, trendy entrepreneurs and prominent politicians — including Gov. Charlie Crist.”

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/09/1672432/how-rothstein-gambled-and-lost.html#ixzz0qRrHPX1D

  20. Here’s to GLOBE!

    http://www.globemagazine.com/story/510

    Al Gore Sex Scandal

    Former Vice President Al Gore is caught up in a sensational gay scandal after announcing he is divorcing Tipper, his wife of 40 years. In a must-read world exclusive, GLOBE rips the lid off all the eye-popping details that have Washington, D.C., insiders buzzing. Don’t miss a single word!

  21. I wonder if Gore is also a member of Man’s Country?

  22. citizenwells

    yo.
    If we get this Adams allegation nailed down, documented, I for one, will
    “go forth with great vigor.”

  23. Pingback: Blagojevich trial day 6, June 10, 2010, Alonzo Monk tells all | Citizen News

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