Blagojevich statement April 13, 2011, Rod Blagojevich pretrial statement, Press release
“Why did the Illinois Senate Health & Human Services Committee, with Obama as chairman, create and push Bill 1332, “Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act,” early in 2003, which reduced the number of members on the Board from 15 to 9, just prior to rigging by Tony Rezko and Rod Blagojevich?”…Citizen Wells
“Why did Mutual Bank fire whistleblower Kenneth J Connor after he challenged the appraisal on the land purchased by Rita Rezko, just prior to the land sale to Obama?”…Citizen Wells
From the Chicago SunTimes April 13, 2011.
“Rod Blagojevich, who has been uncharacteristically quiet, will make a statement from in front of his Ravenswood Manor home today at 5 p.m.
Is this a surprise announcement that he will find a way to circumvent his trial, like, by offering some kind of guilty plea?
“No, absolutely not,” said his lawyer, Sheldon Sorosky. “The man truly feels that he is innocent.”
The even is scheduled from 5:03 p.m. to 5:06 p.m., presumably in the hopes that TV will carry his statement live.
It is not a news conference. That means Blagojevich can say what he wants live (to the ears of a listening jury pool) but then won’t take any questions.
Blagojevich’s retrial starts next week, Wednesday, with jury selection. He has a hearing in court tomorrow.”
“A press release from Blagojevich’s publicist also includes this below:
On April 12, news media outlet the Chicago Tribune filed a motion challenging the “Wholesale Filing of Pleadings Under Seal” to exercise its First Amendment and common law rights to gain access to Sealed Pleadings.
-Download Chicago Tribune motion www.prnewschannel.com/pdf/Media_Motion_re_Sealed_Filings_4-12-11.pdf
On April 11, Federal prosecutors filed a motion to further limit evidence the jury and the public sees and hears.
-Download Patrick Fitzgerald, US Attorney for Northern District, motion