Obama Rezko Blagojevich, Rezko sentencing, Blagojevich trial, US Justice Dept, Citizen Wells open thread, November 6, 2010

Obama Rezko Blagojevich, Rezko sentencing, Blagojevich trial, US Justice Dept

Reported on Citizen News November 5, 2010.

“Tony Rezko, longtime corruption crony of Rod Blagojevich and Barack Obama, who was convicted of multiple counts of corruption in 2008, will be sentenced on January 28, 2011, prior to the Blagojevich trial.”

“Rezko has agreed to cooperate against Blagojevich but wasn’t called to testify at the former governor’s trial last summer. With Blagojevich’s retrial set to begin in April, Rezko’s sentencing months before could signal he is unlikely to be called again. Defendants usually aren’t sentencing until after their cooperation has been completed.

A sentencing date was not set today for Rezko’s co-defendants, Stuart Levine, Joseph Cari and Steven Loren, who will next return to federal court for a status hearing in March.”

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This raises many questions.

Will Tony Rezko testify at the Blagojevich Trial?

If not, will Stuart Levine, the key witness in the Rezko Trial, testify?

Will the sentence of Rezko reveal his level of cooperation?

Will the spectre of Republican investigations influence the Justice Dept.?

Will the US Justice Department conduct a proper prosecution against Blagojevich in 2011?

Will more involvement by Barack Obama in Chicago and Illinois corruption be revealed?

53 responses to “Obama Rezko Blagojevich, Rezko sentencing, Blagojevich trial, US Justice Dept, Citizen Wells open thread, November 6, 2010

  1. OMG these two are FREAKS! It is sickening that they are representing the US around the World.


  2. http://theintelhub.com/2010/11/05/4-reasons-why-a-conspiracy-theorist-might-believe-a-devastating-event-is-imminent/

    4 Reasons Why a Conspiracy Theorist Might Believe a Devastating Event is Imminent

    ■Obama and warships to India. Much is being made out of the massive amount of armaments that Obama is taking with him on his trip to India: 34 warships, an aircraft carrier, and enough troops and security to be an invasion force. As Indian press has stated, the very heart of The White House is moving to India. Not much has been said, however, of the speculation that 200 corporate CEOs will be along for the ride. Add this to an apparently last-minute decision to bring his family — all for an economic summit — and one might wonder what is being expected. As Steve Quayle asks, “When in U.S. History has a sitting President taken off on an overseas trip for an extended period of time, with 65 airplanes, 34 warships reportedly 3,000 people including his friends and cohorts, at the pinnacle of an economic and political upheaval?”

  3. Philo-Publius

    Olbermann backed co-chair of ‘Marxist-socialist’ bloc

  4. Philo-Publius

    MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell Admits On-Air: ‘I Am a Socialist’

  5. I personally have a lot of problems with the believability of the magnitude of the entire India story,other than being an extended conference. All past presidents havew attended the G 20 without such an armada,of aircraft,ships and personell. At this point I tend to think that it all is quite a lot of exaggeration,other than the G 20 conference. In the first place we would be hearing a hell of a lot of SCREAMING from certain folks in Congress,and there would be a hell of a lot more coverage in many of the periodicals. Primarily because of the cost factor. Until I see,or hear the right things by the people who I know would put up a real fight against such a venture,I remain neutral toward the believability. I believe that it is mostly a lot of HYPE.

  6. Without going into a 10,000 word oratory about USNavy, and military operational mannerisms, I will only say that I am beginning to get an occasional whiff of fresh ………..BULLSH## from the direction of the alleged India story.

  7. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dem-pollster-obama-needs-a-terrorist-attack-to-reconnect-with-voters/

    President Barack Obama seems to be disconnected from voters, observes Democratic pollster Mark Penn. So what’s the best way to solve this political problem? According to Penn, Obama needs another Oklahoma City bombing so he can connect with voters like President Bill Clinton did.

  8. I’m back for a few minutes. I saw a thread on NewRepublic asking the question about Rubio’s parents citizenship status. Still tons of people trying to spread disinformation about NBC issue..

    I do think approaching the issue by way of Rubio and Jindal is a credible way to go. As soon as either starts making noise about running for President or VP , they should be challenged in court, SOS’s, etc.


  9. http://news.rediff.com/special/2010/nov/03/obama-visit-drones-satellites-warships-to-protect-us-president.htm

    Drones. Satellites. Warships. Vikash Nanjappa profiles the New Age security posted for US President Barack Obama’s [ Images ] visit.
    Apart from the security on the ground, drones, satellites and warships will be part of the security process for Barack Obama’s visit to India [ Images ], sources told Rediff.com

    Indian and American satellites will be deployed for the duration of the visit. India’s RISAT (Radar Imaging Satellite) will have a big role to play, the sources added.

  10. Glenn Beck questions bo taking 34 Warships to India.

  11. Hannity questions bo’s India Trip.

  12. Michelle Bachmann on bo’s India Trip.


    Drudge is reporting a story today entitled: OBAMACARE SPURS AARP TO RAISE PREMIUMS

    According to AARP officials, health care premiums are scheduled to rise between 8% and 13% & next year…also they are changing co-payments and deductibles to avoid a 40% tax on high cost health plans…

    Folks, I remind you that AARP encouraged and strongly supported OBAMACARE. Now these bastards knew all along OBAMACARE would raise premiums and reduce service but they are acting as though they are surprised that rates will have to rise…..

    Every person over 60 who is a member of AARP should tear up their membership card, send it back to AARP, and tell them exactly where they can put it….and it isn’t in the trash can!

    AARP does not deserve to represent the elderly people of this country and should be put out of business….

    I am not a member, will never join their company, and feel sorry for those elderly people who have been suckered in by AARP. Nevertheless, almost weekly I get advertisement from them asking me to join. I tear it up without opening and trash it….everyone should do the same…

    Everyone over 60 please tell your friends what AARP is planning on doing to them. Ask them to write their congressman, tear up their membership, and let AARP sink with the “good ship HMS Lollipop Obummer!”

  14. RMinNC at 10:41 am
    AARP does not deserve to represent the elderly people of this country and should be put out of business

    I agree. They are joined at with hip with progressives and the Democratic Party. That’s why I never joined. But we have alternatives.

    Generation America

    American Seniors Association – A Conservative Alternative

  15. OBAMA(S) THE FRAUDSTER(S): — quote:

    “Obama will make history for more than one reason during the Nov 6-9 visit. This will be the first time a teleprompter will be used in the nearly 100-feet high dome-shaped hall that has portraits of eminent national leaders adorning its walls.

    “Indian politicians are known for making impromptu long speeches and perhaps that is why some parliament officials, who did not wish to be named, sounded rather surprised with the idea of a teleprompter for Obama.

    “We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact,” an official, who did not wish to be identified because of security restrictions, said.”


  16. State Rep. Tim W. Jones (R-Eureka) MO. was with Orly’s suit. he was elected. Will he continue with his cause?

  17. RMinNC………………………………….
    I was once a member of AARP back in the days of Horace Deets. I soon discovered that AARP had two sides to it’s mouth. Even then nearly every promotion that should have been for the benefit of paid members was instead designed to benefit Horace Deets. It was easy to see through. I then destroyed my card,and have never looked back. This time I suspect that one hell of a lot of AARP members will jump ship.
    The NRA has done essentially the same thing as AARP. They sold out their members. They are sufferring financially as a result,and will continue to suffer. Their membership is steadily diminishing. I was a LIFE member. I no longer associate myself with NRA.

  18. Assuming that all of the India trip,and everything else is true then 34 warships near the South China Sea could be seen by China as a PROVOCATION, and could lead to more problems with China. I believe that if this trip does happen as has been stated then Soetoro has only driven another nail into his political coffin,with regard to the American people. Soetoro is putting a gun to the heads of all Americans and is clearly saying “I will do whatever I choose”,and the taxpayer WILL pay for it whether they like it or not. Mr.Soetoro, we all know what a ballot box is for ………..to rid ourselves of a spendthrift POTUS who thinks that he is going to hold us hostage. Soetoro,makes Jimmy Carter seem like an Elementary schoolchild.

  19. OLD SALT….

    Again I find myself agreeing with you…the NRA is no different than AARP..they both have sold out their membership to the devil….and like you , I am not, nor will I ever be a member of the NRA as it is now….

    I am also not a member of the VFW or American Legion for the same reasons…there was a time in our history when these veteran organizations had meaning for a returning vet..no longer…WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU HAVE HEARD THE VFW OR AMERICAN LEGION COMPLAIN ABOUT OBAMA AND WHAT HE IS DOING TO OUR COUNTRY?

    Having served 26 years for my country, I, you, and millions of other veterans would expect these organizations to voice their opposition to the deliberate current destruction of our way of life…but they are stone silent.

    Their silence to me is acceptance of what is happening.

    God, we sure do need some of history’s hero’s now…like a Patton, or Bradly, or I would even settle for a “dugout Doug”. Now these veterans had voices and weren’t afraid to use them.

    Next week is VETERANS DAY…please everyone remember to thank a vet for their service. For without their efforts, our country would have been toast long before now!

  20. In the first place we would be hearing a hell of a lot of SCREAMING from certain folks in Congress,

    You are speaking of the same CONgress that passed TARP, Obamacare, and the stimulus packages.(that the public didn’t want)

  21. AARP does not deserve to represent the elderly people of this country and should be put out of business….

    They will be put out of business…Devvy Kidd of NEWSWITHVIEWS alerted two years ago their game..I had dropped them before that.

    Thanks for the reminder. Oligarchy…plain and simple.

  22. JJ………………………………
    I have a gut feeling that you are right. Yet wouldn,t you expect Congress to say enough is enough,particularly when the Government is allegedly broke. It would seem that incoming members would have been all over this like odor on manure.

  23. Hail the great job creator . Start preparing for the celebration and festivities for his victorious return ,,,,,,,,

    Holy crap , with all of the Worlds greatest film directors and entire media complex at their disposal , this is the best they could come up with , pitiful……..

  24. http://www.gopusa.com/news/2009/august/0818_aarp.shtml

    “We take stands on issues that are contentious, it’s part of what we do,” Nannis said. “And BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY MEMBERS we’ll always have a small percentage that disagree with us so strongly they feel they need to cancel membership.”


  25. This could get interesting.
    November 06, 2010
    US Chamber targeting George Soros?
    It looks like George Soros will be the target of investigations on his role as a behind the scenes funder. From the current issue of Business Week magazine’s cover story on Tom Donohue, head of the US Chamber of Commerce (titled, ” Tom Donohue: Obama’s Tormenter”) comes this snippet:
    Donohue announced that the Chamber had been digging into the funding sources of anti-globalization groups that might try to thwart their efforts overseas. “We found that 50 or 60 percent of their money comes from the same person,” Donohue said dramatically. He wasn’t ready to name names just yet. Instead, he acted like a man with a hand grenade in his pocket who couldn’t wait to hurl it. “It’s going to be a story,” the chamber leader promised. The people sitting around the table seemed baffled. (Later, when asked if he was referring to George Soros, Donohue laughed and said, “That’s a pretty good guess.”)
    I would surmise that the Chamber will be releasing a report soon with their information about George Soros.
    He is the major funder of a wide range of leftist 527 groups (MoveOn.Org), influential liberal think tanks (Center for American Progress), left-wing politicians (including Barack Obama) and left–wing media outlets (NPR, Media Matters). But his resume does not stop there (see the long list of groups he funds here). He has had a long running role behind the scenes at the United Nations, and recently upped his game and visibility by “serving” on a United Nations Panel that urged a global Climate Change Tax to fund green energy schemes (he plans to invest one billion dollars-to start- in renewable energy ventures and thus would be a beneficiary of the subsidies and governmental rules that these grossly inefficient ventures need to prosper).

  26. oldsalt79 | November 6, 2010 at 12:13 pm | JJ………………………………
    I have a gut feeling that you are right. Yet wouldn,t you expect Congress to say enough is enough,particularly when the Government is allegedly broke. It would seem that incoming members would have been all over this like odor on manure.

    We are now in an oligarchy ..government by the few, the rich and powerful few.
    CONgress knows they are paid well by the corporations and it’s not their taxes being spent..they have their estates abroad paid for and secured with passports and airfare ready…….
    lock and load..petitions and pleas aren’t working..this has progressed waaay too far–there will be no jobs coming back–when the people start starving and their children are cold and hungry —the fireworks will begin.

    Janet nappytonto didn’t tell her latino friend to stock up for 6 months for nothing…..

    But what are idiots here focusing on?? ahhhhh, gays, abortions, healthcare, witchcraft, illegal alien maids, …..just what TPTB want….WHILE THEY STEAL TRILLIONS FROM US, WE FOCUS ON WHO SCREWS WHO IN THE BEDROOM…we are playig right inot their hands..


  27. Michelle | November 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm |
    Him, I don’t get—he’s 88…what is his point??

  28. JJ @ 12:59 pm |
    I don’t get it either, US dictated to by a foreigner? Weird-more corruption, lots more corruption? What other entanglements, and at 88 or whatever age always loony, or just recent crazy head-issues.

  29. Fernley Girl | November 6, 2010 at 11:53 am |

    Fernly Girl, In my lifetime it seems every time the demorats get control of congress the country slides into a misery index condition. Winters seem colder and longer and the Sun seldom shines when the socialists, used to be democrats, are in control. Born and raised in the Chicago area, and living under the politics in Cook county was depressing, and was a very expensive tax burden.
    I went to Texas, no income tax, and low property tax. Texas has high sales tax which allows the State and local entities to cover their expenses. Sort of like the fair tax, I guess? In Texas the Sun shined almost every day compared to Chicago. Now I am in Nevada, and feel lucky if I can find a shade tree so I can hide from the Sun, and the politics are fierce and dirty.

    Heard this morning Harry Reid is being investigated for election law violations in this past election. We should get great results with Eric Holder doing the investigation.

  30. Did anyone see who was sitting on the USURPERS right hand side at the press conference in India this AM – Why of course, Jeffrey Immelt, head of GE, who owns MSNBC. They are becoming a twosome.

  31. Looks like some of the lefties are seething about the election results in Missouri. I love it!


    State Rep. Timothy W. Jones (R-Eureka) of the Missouri House of Representatives was unanimously elected by the new Republican caucus to be the next Majority Floor Leader. Why is that newsworthy? Because he was represented by “Birther Queen” Orly Taitz in a federal case alleging that President Barack Obama was secretly an Indonesian named Barry Soetoro and ineligible to be President of the United States.

    Jones was listed as a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by lawyer-dentist Taitz to obtain an original birth certificate, immigration records, passports and other vital records from Obama.


  32. Thanks Jonah….I only gave a bit of info. thanks for the follow up.

  33. bob strauss | November 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
    We can only hope Boehner & buddies will pick up on the Reid investigations. I am seriously hoping they will force Reid out on ethics charges. Then, with just the smallest amount of grace, we might be able to get Heller to fill out the rest of the term.
    If things here in NV don’t turn around soon we may be off to TX for good.

  34. My two cents…………..

    I guess Michelle’s trip to Spain is kinda chump change when compared to O’Bummers trip to India. By the way, are they flying Reggie and dog Bo on a separate aircraft to India? Come on, they deserve a break too!

  35. Philo-Publius

    Allen West is coming to Washington with a message for the all-Democratic Congressional Black Caucus: He wants in.

    West told POLITICO he’d “absolutely” be interested in joining the CBC. “That has been a monolithic voice in the body politic for far too long. There is a growing conservative black voice in this country,” West said, that needs to be represented in Washington.


  36. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Air-Force-One-to-hit-schedules-for-a-six/articleshow/6874304.cms

    MUMBAI: Commercial flights are likely to be delayed by at least an hour when Air Force One, with an escort of three aircraft and five helicopters, touches down at Mumbai airport on Saturday morning.

  37. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326962/Obamas-India-visit-security-erect-bomb-proof-tunnel-Gandhi-museum.html

    Bomb-proof tunnel with air conditioning: Obama’s security go to extraordinary measures for his tour of the Gandhi museum

  38. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_obama-visit-to-delhi-special-vigil-against-monkeys-and-dogs_1463063

    Besides the high-level security apparatus in place for US President Barack Obama’s visit here tomorrow, dog and monkey catchers are also being roped in to avert any ‘animal invasion’ on his route.

  39. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Obama-to-use-teleprompter-for-Hindi-speech/H1-Article1-622605.aspx

    “We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact,” an official, who did not wish to be identified because of security restrictions, said.

  40. http://theintelhub.com/2010/11/03/unanswered-questions-in-the-yemen-terror-scare/

    It is impossible to determine how much is fact and how much is fiction in the ever-expanding claims being made regarding two packages from Yemen allegedly containing high explosives and addressed to two synagogues in Chicago.

    But the very fact that the decision was made, undoubtedly at a very high level, to give such massive media coverage to the alleged plot—before any concrete details were being reported and entirely on the basis of unsubstantiated claims made by, for the most part, anonymous officials—is sufficient reason to adopt a highly skeptical attitude.

  41. Tea Party-India?
    Various Indian leftist parties demonstrated against President Barack Obama’s visit to their country Saturday, demanding he return to the U.S.

  42. Free Speech @ 5:21 pm |
    If the State of TN has a public health department they need to get there quickly, this place is dangerous to human health, the black mold especially, keeping the a/c at 58 degrees is not going to help. Worse-do they have a plan in case of fire, for these men to get out? That is very scary-a building in this bad condition probably has faulty wiring too. Painting white over black mold is really going to help, it only goes to prove whoever is running this institution is an idiot-assault with a deadly fungus, still lethal. The condition of this jail is beyond criminal.
    “They have black mold, and they keep painting it over white to hide it. It’s on the walls, on the floors. It’s bad. There are gnats coming out of the drain.”

  43. Michelle Ref 7:25 AM 11/6
    Soetoro has finally demonstrated the level at which his INSANITY extends. For an American sitting President to behave in this manner CONFIRMS his INSANITY,AND OTHERWISE COWARDLY nature. No sitting American President has ever done such an absurd act. Yet NOBODY other than myself have taken the position that his INDIA VENTURE is founded in INSANITY. Nor has any of the joint chiefs moved to intervene. He should face removal from office immediately. He has PROVEN both his incompetence and INSANITY. The American people should be OUTRAGED,by this sort of behavior,and the entire American population ashould rise up and create such a volume to their voice that he will unmistakeably hear it clear to India. There is NO justification for such an entourage. Any diplomatic achievement could have been accomplished by only a few well chosen people. This will certainly put another nail in his political coffin.

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