Blagojevich trial, Obama was protected, Blagojevich arrested after 2008 election, Blagojevich wiretap, Chicago press,

Blagojevich trial, Obama was protected, Blagojevich arrested after 2008 election

The Citizen Wells blog began presenting articles about Rod Blagojevich ties to Chicago and Illinois corruption early in 2008 and has done so ongoing. It was clear to anyone paying attention, especially to the Tony Rezko trial early in 2008 that Blagojevich was entrenched in corruption. With all the information available from court transcripts and other sources, the feds knew far more. Therefore the question began being asked by mid 2008, “when is Blagojevich going to be indicted”.  When Blagojevich was arrested on December 8, 2008, the big question became, why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Dept. wait until after the election to arrest Blagojevich.

Consider the following:

April 29, 2008

“Strong charges about pay-to-play politics in Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration have been hurled by prosecution star witness Stuart Levine in the federal corruption trial of the governor’s friend and fundraiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko.
“Andy Martin says ‘retainer’ by Robert Blackwell, Jr. was classic Illinois ‘pay to play’ and may have been criminal behavior.”

“Robert Blackwell Jr., CEO and founder of Electronic Knowledge Interchange Inc., has been named to the transition team of Governor-elect Rod Blagojevich.”

Read more

May 1, 2008

“Maloof said Rezko told him to keep his name out of any grand jury testimony because prosecutors were “going to tie it back to [Illinois Gov. Rod] Blagojevich.””

“According to Maloof, Rezko said the three phones were “just in case somebody’s listening,” a remark Maloof took to mean that Rezko was worried about wiretaps.”

“Before the trial began, prosecutors identified Maloof as one of at least two people who made straw political contributions to candidates on Rezko’s behalf. One of the recipients of Maloof’s money was U.S. Sen. Barack Obama.”

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May 14, 2008

“Obama supported the re-election of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose administration is embroiled in corruption probes.

EKI, a Blackwell company, gave $20,000 to Blagojevich.
Electronic Knowledge Interchange won $6 million in technology consulting and software development contracts. EKI did no state
work until after Blagojevich took office.”

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August 28, 2008

“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.””

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By August 28, 2008 we and most certainly federal prosecutors knew enough about Rod Blagojevich to indict him then.

September 29, 2008
“Here is a Chicago tribune story from Monday, September 29, 2008:

“Indict or impeach?
September 29, 2008
After what has happened in the last few days, it’s more likely that Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be indicted or impeached or both.

• The Tribune reported on Sunday that convicted political fixer Tony Rezko has talked to federal prosecutors and may cooperate in their investigation of the governor’s administration. At closing arguments in Rezko’s trial, a federal prosecutor told jurors that his crimes involved “the highest levels of power in Illinois.” Rezko has refused to help investigators—until, apparently, now.”

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May 17, 2010

“These questions beg for an answer and we deserve one.
Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich indicted soon after the Rezko trial ended in June 2008? He was wreaking havoc on the citizens of Illinois.
Why was the arrest of Blagojevich delayed until December 2008, after the 2008 elections?
Why was prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald given this assignment by Barack Obama?”

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From a Blagojevich wiretap introduced as evidence.

“DATE: 11/12/2008
TIME: 12:36 P.M.
ACTIVITY: Rod Blagojevich home line incoming call.
SESSION: 558
SPEAKERS:
BLAGOJEVICH: Rod Blagojevich
HARRIS: John Harris”

http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/hot/us_v_blagojevich_exhibits/2010_06_24/transcript_11_12_2008_1236pm.pdf

The Chicago press weren’t the only ones shielding Obama.

The question is, did Patrick Fitzgerald or the US Justice Dept. shield Obama?

50 responses to “Blagojevich trial, Obama was protected, Blagojevich arrested after 2008 election, Blagojevich wiretap, Chicago press,

  1. I am wondering why V.Jarrett hasn’t been subpoenaed. After all she was initially going to get the Senate seat. I believe that she holds the key to a lot of crucial information. She needs to be put under oath,as does Michelle Obama.

  2. Citizen Carlyle (FUBO)

    To your question – “Were they shielding Obama?” – the answer is “of course” and “obviously”. Of that there can be no doubt.

    To me the most stunning question is “Why?”

    Who the heck is Obama? Who cares enough to shield him. He is a nobody. He is a common urban street punk – all dressed up, and with a short haircut.

    Somebody must have had a lot invested in him for many years. Who? Why?

    Those are the killer questions.

  3. oldsalt @ 8:37 pm

    Jarrett was subpoenaed. And, I totally agree that MO needs to be put under oath as well.

  4. Oldsalt79

    RAHM EMANUEL (and Valerie Jarrett) SUBPOENAED BY BLAGOJEVICH: ATTORNEY

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/blago/2010/06/rahm_emanuel_subpoenaed_by_bla.html

  5. Barack Hussein Pharaohbama

  6. @CC

    the answer to your question: Obama was the protege of Tom Ayers, father of William Ayers. I hope that answers your question.

  7. Benaiah @ 9:02 pm

    Very funny, Benaiah! Pestilence is chief. lol

  8. Hi Aussie!

  9. …..from previous post….

    kittycat at 4:30 pm
    Alarming info about Gulf…..I have a question…I live on coast (Pensacola) my cat was acting very strange today….sick….both ways….just threw up upstairs…..could she be reacting to environment?
    *********************

    It’s very possible. Look what’s on the beaches of Pensacola:

  10. Lurker // June 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    It would be funny if it wasn’t true…

  11. Hey maybe it is just a “hair ball ” that your cat is trying to eject. Cats often do that!.

  12. Lurker……………………………….

    Glad to hear that. Somehow I missed that information. I also hope that they subpoena MISS GIBBS. I personally believe that he was the primary architect of the forged online Certification of live birth. I also believe that he is also involved with the mechanics, of Walpin’s dismissal,and at least one other dismissal, which was illegally done because the dismissed person was employed by a DOD contractor. Nobody in the Federal Government can fire anyone employed in PRIVATE business. I believe that his boss the primary contractor was told to fire him under threat of losing his contract which is also illegal.
    Hey Soetoro, watcha gonna do when they come for you? Who ya gonna PAY? who is gonna play.?

  13. Philo-Publius

    Hannity hammered away at BO’s ties to Blago again tonight.

  14. Aussie – 9:04 PM

    Hi! So you are saying that because BHO was the protege of the father of Bill Ayers, the noted Marxist (Weathermen Underground) BHO was, in effect, being protected to carry out the Marxist mission of becoming President to “change” the U.S.? If so, it makes sense to me.
    What other incentives are there? Well, I can think of elevating the grand scheme of Crime, Inc. to the national level. Many stand to make millions, if not billions, off of things like Chicago Climate Exchange, etc., and the one to lead the charge is none other than their boy, BHO, in the White House. There are probably many other motives, as well.

  15. Citizen Carlyle,

    Since you asked:

    “. . . The other is a largely behind-the-scenes champion who has been there since the beginning of Obama’s political career and played a quietly crucial – perhaps the most crucial – role in it. She is Bettylu Saltzman, a longtime liberal activist whose father, Philip Klutznick, was a legendary Chicago developer, Jewish leader and statesman who served as secretary of commerce in the Carter administration and played a leading role in the development of the State of Israel.

    . . . She was also impressed with Michelle Obama and says that “we could have two great people in the White House.”
    Saltzman supported Obama during his campaign for the state Senate, which he won in 1996, and in his failed bid for Congress against Bobby Rush in 2000. And when Obama was contemplating a U.S. Senate run in 2002, she introduced him to a group of powerful Chicago women who call themselves the Ladies Who Lunch. Many became his supporters.

    The following year, Saltzman may have played an even more crucial role in Obama’s political rise when she asked him to speak at a downtown Chicago rally against the Iraq war that she was organizing. The speech he gave there became famous, and Obama’s early opposition to the war served as a centerpiece of his primary campaign for president.

    http://www.chicagojewishnews.com/story.htm?sid=212226&id=252218

  16. A piece worth reading at Post&Email, more about Obama and Blago

    Blagojevich: Obama’s Watergate?
    OBAMA SAID TO JUDGE HIM BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS, AND HIS CHICAGO “PALS” ARE CROOKS, LIARS AND EXTORTIONISTS!

    by Sharon Rondeau

  17. Richard // June 25, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Prairie // June 25, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Hmmm. . . FEMA or Madsen? No brainer folks. You’ve got to be kidding me putting any faith in FEMA.
    _________

    Prairie, you quoted the Madsen article a few day’s ago, and Madsen said in that article that his sources deep inside FEMA revealed it to him…….

    Did not say i totally agreed with Madsen or FEMA. Besides sweetheart, everyone here at Eglin AFB, and Tyndal AFB, would be the first to know. Oh, let’s not forget the AF Special Operations Command here also……. (Headquarters)

    Were not all conspirisists like some truthers that i know !! Thinking that every branch of our government is in bed with BO.

    “Lighten up Francis” !

  18. Was the Story about Hugo Chavez seizing 11 Oil Rigs in the Caribbean just made up, or did the Gateway Pundent Website get sabotaged? I could have Sworn I read the story this morning about Hugo Chavez saying that the U.S. owed him 112 Billion Dollars and that he Seized 11 Oil Rigs. Am I just going nuts or was that just a Lie??

  19. This is OT, but very important –
    Do you know what “khilafah” (caliphate) means?
    It has to do with the political authority of Islam, which seeks to rule the world ultimately.

    There is an upcoming conference –
    Khilafah Conference USA 2010 – Chicago – July, 2010. Terms like “Emerging World Order” and
    “Fall of Capitalism; Rise of Islam” –

    Video is short and potent. And scary.

  20. Philo-Publius, Hannity is taking Rham’s advise, never let a good crisis go to waste. Hannity is on Blago and Obama like a rabid dog.

    Which makes me very happy, maybe we can finally get somewhere with these criminals. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. Sorry kittycat.

  21. New video from Polarik:

    “**Obama Bombshell** Blue Hawaii: Health Department falsified Obama’s birth records!”

  22. And article about the new black panther case that the justice dept under obama dropped for no other reason than they are not going to prosecute blacks under civil rights law. Only whites. Some, within the dept, call it “payback time”.

    The law is meaningless under Obama. It is nothing but a sword to get his opponents and a shield to protect him.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jun/25/inside-the-black-panther-case-anger-ignorance-and-/?page=1

  23. Due to the Non Response of my last post, I assume that I am Loosing my mind in seeing the article about Hugo Chavez. I guess I will chock it up to someone’s lying Conspiracy theory. Problem is, I shared this with several People today. Now I have egg on my face since I hear Crickets and the Web has NO mention of it. Guess I have to face the Piper and Apologize to those people.

  24. Michelle // June 25, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    This is what makes some of us in the Gulf States wonder what the heck is really going on. Our local news was just on the Tropical Depression if it turns into a Hurricane will be named Alex-it’s present track (if it stays on track-they move a lot) due to counter-clockwise will head away from FL, but will go and revisit Bobby Jindal and LA and probably TX. It is still early as far as Hurricanes go.
    http://69.84.25.250/blogger/post/Former-Oil-Worker-Says-Cleanup-Just-For-Show!(Video).aspx
    Former Oil Worker Says “Cleanup Just For Show!”(Video)
    by DFX June 25, 2010 11:12
    From Blogsphere:
    You have to start to wonder about this “Oil Spill” and wonder if it isn’t “Swine Flu 2.0″ — in other words, another over-hyped virtual crisis for money and agenda. Why is it CNN, ABC can get a camera close to such a high-pressure gusher, yet, nothing can be done to contain it?
    From Blogpshere:
    GULF SHORES, Alabama – Former oil clean-up worker Candi Warren says she signed up to make a difference, but soon found out the work of cleaning the beaches was all cosmetic. That’s what she was told, she says.
    Warren says she knew that when crews worked during the day, the tide and surf buried oil overnight. But they were forbidden to dig it up. She quit in disgust three weeks ago despite the $18 per hour pay.
    She said she was told to only clean the surface of the sand, that this is all cosmetic. She was on a crew at Gulf State Park where tourists go. She says it has priority so as to make it look like the beaches are clean.
    Warren says she believes money is being wasted on the crews and says “At some point the real clean-up will have to begin, but I’m afraid the money will be gone.”
    She used a shovel and dug down six, eight, maybe twelve inches into the sand to show us the layers of oil close to the shoreline.

  25. Emudude, I saw that in an article today too, but I don’t remember where. So you aren’t losing your mind.

  26. tennbrock,
    I could have sworn it was the Gateway Pundant which is down right now and giving off Virus Warnings. Team Obama is performing Scrub-a-dub-dubs again. Thanks for proving me NOT CRAZY. ; )

  27. UpstateWarrior @9:12 pm
    I thought I heard this on the news tonight. Could the news coming from the Gulf be more conflicting?
    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/06/25/Beaches-reopened-in-western-Florida/UPI-96261277490868/
    Beaches reopened in western Florida
    Published: June 25, 2010 at 2:34 PM
    ArticlePhotosListenComments.Share3PENSACOLA, Fla., June 25 (UPI) — Gulf of Mexico beaches were reopened Friday in Pensacola, Fla., after investigators found no slicks or sheens of oil and few tarballs, local offficials said.
    “Currently, the criteria for lifting the advisory is that there are no slicks, no sheens, the number of tarballs is minimum and no oily substance is on Pensacola Beach,” Lanza said. “We depend on the Santa Rosa Island Authority and their lifeguards, who go down to the beach every day. We don’t have enough staff to do that.”
    Officials have been trying to keep oil from the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill from coming on shore in Florida and other states, using skimming vessels and booms followed by beach cleanup when it does wash up. But Tony Kennon, mayor of Orange Beach, Ala., told the Miami Herald it is even more important to protect marshes and estuaries where many species breed.
    “The oil on the beach is terrible, but you can clean it,” he said. “It may take time. You can dredge sand, bring new sand in, but when it gets in estuaries it wipes out all the nurseries and the hatcheries.”

  28. Tennbrock. Thanks again for the new post. I Guess it’s not as Sinister as I thought. The Companies are loosing the Rigs because the Leases are up and they owe money. Kind of like getting your Car Repossessed.

  29. bob strauss @ 10:19 pm
    Blagojevich: Obama’s Watergate?
    OBAMA SAID TO JUDGE HIM BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS, AND HIS CHICAGO “PALS” ARE CROOKS, LIARS AND EXTORTIONISTS!
    and some perverts too.

  30. Michelle.
    My guess is that the people who still support Obama now are the totally Uninformed (they exist in large numbers), and the people who truly wish for the demise of America.

  31. Emudude @ 11:44 pm
    I don’t believe that they exist in large numbers, uninformed yes, many- but I think he has lost a lot of his “constituency” many of which were rabid ecology folks, he will not be able to hustle himself out of the Gulf Coast disaster mostly of his making, don’t think the Republicans won’t go all out on that fiasco as well they should, between him giving pass after pass to BP corner cutting to his beyond lame Federal response. I never realized until now stupidity is actually dangerous.

  32. So now they are scrambling, cute picture of a little girl helping the guys.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-oil-spill-20100626,0,1300456.story
    Brewing storm casts a cloud on oil spill response
    Federal and BP officials scramble to prepare for a possible hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Their plan involves pulling all equipment and halting all containment efforts

  33. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gVWjsPEiqe1tEu2mhBIRaxxGi8owD9GIMS203
    Unclear if tropical weather will hit oiled Gulf
    (AP) – 1 hour ago
    MIAMI — The first tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed Friday in the Western Caribbean, but forecasters can’t yet say if it will pass over the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday the storm has winds of about 35 mph (55 kph). Most storm prediction models show it traveling over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico over the weekend and into the southern Gulf by Monday, hurricane center specialist Michael Brennan said. It was expected to strengthen to a tropical storm sometime Saturday.
    A tropical storm warning is in effect for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, which separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico.
    It’s too early to tell if the storm will hit the northeastern part of the Gulf, where the spill has spread over the past 10 weeks, Brennan said. Somewhere between 69 million and 132 million gallons of crude have spewed into the water since the rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, killing 11 workers.

  34. Isn’t this charming?
    http://weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-white-house-violating-lobbyist-pledge-left-right-and-coffee-shop
    Obama White House Violating Lobbyist Pledge Left, Right, and at the Coffee Shop
    I have measured out my disillusionment with coffee spoons.
    But because the discussions are not taking place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they are not subject to disclosure on the visitors’ log that the White House releases as part of its pledge to be the “most transparent presidential administration in history.”
    (more) lying to the point of insulting everyones intelligence.

  35. http://www.breitbart.tv/afl-cio-chief-economist-calls-cavuto-an-ahole/
    AFL-CIO Chief Economist Ron Blackwell calls Neil Cavuto an “A**hole.” Watch the whole thing, but fireworks start at 4:11.

  36. Re-read the story carefully this time. Hugo Chavez and his Oil Minister are Worms. How Dare they. Hugo hasn’t paid them since he took over as dictator, and he has seized other rigs as well. What Jerks.

  37. GORDO @ 10:32 pm
    I think the ladies defense is going to be-“I was only following orders”.

  38. OMG, this is a hoot! I haven’t checked the Globe site in a while to see if they ever posted my comment and the link to Madsen’s the gay bath house story. Well, I just thought to check again tonight! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I don’t know when this issue was printed, but I’m going to see if it’s still available.

    Obama’s Steamy Secret

    http://www.globemagazine.com/story/512

  39. Steamy secret! HAHAHAHA

  40. INTERESTING!

    Three Presidents did it, yet we never hear about it!!

    I FOUND THIS TO BE VERY INTERESTING.
    I WONDER WHY IT WAS NEVER BROUGHT UP.

    What did Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common?

    Here is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn’t know of this until it was pointed out to me.

    Back during The Great Depression, President Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work..

    Harry Truman deported over two million Illegal’s after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.

    And then again in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican Nationals! The program was called ‘Operation Wetback’. It was done so WWII and Korean Veterans would have a better chance at jobs.
    It took 2 Years, but they deported them!

    Now…if they could deport the illegals back then – they could sure do it today.

  41. OBAMA’S ALLEGIANCE

    This is our President speaking – when he was Senator
    The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’. The author (Dale Lindsborg) is employed by none other than the very liberal Washington Post!!
    From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST,
    Televised “Meet the Press” THE THEN Senator Obama
    was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
    General Bill Ginn’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played. The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
    Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.

    NOW GET THIS!! – – – – –
    ‘Senator’ Obama replied:
    “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides”. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”
    (ARE YOU READY
    FOR THIS???)

    Obama continued: “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’.
    If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it.
    In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren.
    If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – – – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments.”
    “When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.
    “Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path..My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America “

  42. If the above doesn’t stir you up/make you angry, I don’t know what will!

  43. P.S. The authorship of the above is dubious, I have just found out. As far as the content, well, we have seen him at various events – crotch salute, etc., so these are probably his sentiments. A friend found this old e-mail in her files and sent it to me. Take it for what it’s worth.

  44. Philo-Publius

    Cabby, Snopes and Urban Legends report the email about BHO is a hoax
    http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama_anthem.htm
    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/stance.asp

    IRS says it wants its share of BP payments received by oil spill victims
    http://blog.al.com/live/2010/06/irs_says_it_wants_its_share_of.html

  45. Philo-Publius

    Dr. Ron Polland is reporting that Obama’s COLB was forged using Hawaii Communications Officer, Janice Okubo’s, 2007 issued COLB. Dr. Polland names 4 other people, among the many, complicit in this long known fraud and cover-up, including Hawaii Governor, Linda Lingle, and, Politifact Reporter, Amy Hollyfield. Can’t forget Factcheck! Dr. Polland also reports that Obama’s vital records were amended between 2008-2009.
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/06/bombshell-hawaii-official-janice-okubos.html

  46. Good Morning, keep fighting for the truth.

  47. Joe Biden was on Meet the Press on 07 SEP 2008, not Barrack Obama. Obama was on Meet the Press 04 May 2008 discussing Rev. Jerimiah Wright. I do remember him mentioning “That Pin” in an interview, but not about a False “Meet The Press” interview. There Is NO video for that interview, and Joe Biden was on Meet the Press that day. More Spin.

  48. Here is a Link to the ABC Interview about Obama no longer Wearing “That Pin”.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3690000&page=1

    Keep in Mind however, that at A Fund Raiser with Hillary in South Dakota (I think) he Crotch Saluted the flag (Video all over You Tube) and also just after the Ft. Hood Shooting, He was on Stage while Officers were Saluting during the National Anthem once more with his hands covering his Crotch. (Photo this time). I Also have a Photo of He and Michelle Obama with their “Left Hands” over their Chests during a National Anthem Scene. Michelle Looks Pissed during this and Obama Looks aloof.

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