Blagojevich trial May 23, 2011, Blagojevich defense begins, Prominent witnesses to be called, What about Tony Rezko

Blagojevich trial May 23, 2011, Blagojevich defense begins, Prominent witnesses to be called, What about Tony Rezko

“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

“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich

“Why were Stuart Levine and Tony Rezko not called as witnesses in the Blagojevich trials? FBI agent Daniel Cain testified in the Rezko trial. Why was agent Cain not questioned more in the Blagojevich trial?…Citizen Wells

The prosecution rested it’s so called case against Rod Blagojevich last Thursday. Only a snippet of the corruption that Blagojevich was involved in at least by 2003 has been presented. And of course, the plan to avoid presenting any evidence that links Obama to this corruption has been skillfully executed in the best Orwellian tradition. This includes not calling the unsentenced Tony Rezko to the witness stand.

From May 23, 2011.

“Television reruns rarely attract the same audience and attention as they did the first time around.

The retrial of ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich seems to be playing out the same way.

Last summer, the 6-week trial kept Illinoisans’ attention as revelation after unsavory revelation about their former governor came forth from the federal courtroom in Chicago.”

“This time around, there is little new information coming out of the courtroom, so coverage – and public interest – is less than before.

The media frenzy is less. The last time the Associated Press moved a fresh Blagojevich photo taken at the trial scene was 3 weeks ago.

Federal prosecutors greatly simplified their case, reducing the corruption counts to 20, reducing their witnesses to 15, and presenting their case in a nifty 3 weeks – half the time of last year’s trial.

Blagojevich’s legal team did not present a defense at the first trial, but they say they plan to do so this time. The defense is scheduled to begin its case Wednesday.

What will that defense be?

Blagojevich’s lawyers must deal with the federal government’s five main charges:

n That Blagojevich tried to sell an appointment to a U.S. Senate seat, once held by President Barack Obama; and

n That Blagojevich sought campaign contributions in exchange for four public acts: providing a state grant to a school, sending more state money to a hospital, supporting a boost in tollway construction, and signing a bill beneficial to the horse racing industry.

The defense team has active subpoenas for “people of some prominence and activities,” according to Blagojevich lawyer Sheldon Sorosky. They include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, D-Chicago.

However, the big question is, Will Blagojevich take the stand in his own defense?”

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14 responses to “Blagojevich trial May 23, 2011, Blagojevich defense begins, Prominent witnesses to be called, What about Tony Rezko

  1. There is no way Blago will testify in his own defense, and the prosecution won’t push for it. There is so much corruption in Chicago, it would make Al Capone look like a choir boy. Everyone involved in this case is hell bent on covering for the ILEGAL Obama, who stood to make, or made millions of bucks to sell his senate seat. What a shame that our country has turned into a dictatorship led by George Soros using Obama as his puppet. Picture Obama on the end of strings, bouncing around holding the constitution in one hand, and the bill of rights in the other. Disgusting.

  2. “Corsi To File Criminal Charges Against White House: Clear Channel Communications Scrubs Corsi Interview From Bill Cunningham Podcast!?”

    “WND’s Dr. Jerome Corsi stated on the Bill Cunningham Radio Show that he’s going to ‘file criminal charges against the White House’ over the latest birth certificate forgery. I listened to the live show and then went back to the radio station website to download the show podcast and lo and behold the interview with Dr. Corsi was scrubbed from the show podcast. I think maybe Bill O’Reilly gave them some tips on scrubbing show podcasts… 😉

    The radio station in question is Cincinnati’s 700 WLW which is owned by none other than Clear Channel Communications, which, by the way, is the parent company of Clear Channel Outdoor who refused to erect World Net Daily’s ‘Where’s the Birth Certificate?’ billboards two years back.”
    I listened to the Corsi interview live.

  3. Trump say he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of reversing his decision to run for President! Ugh!

  4. Go Corsi.

    On Pawlenty, I will consider him strongly. Wish I had a better choice, but the others are not as experienced as Pawlenty is. His motto could be boring, but competent. No speeches, just action.

  5. There are over 400 discussion boards over at if
    you look up the Jerome Corsi book.

    There is truly massive interest in this topic, and it’s easy to spot
    the paid Obots. They always engage in name calling, and try to
    link Birthers to UFO’s and tin foil hat conspiracies.

    The censoring of the Corsi interview on Cincinnati’s Clear Channel
    affiliate is truly chilling….Keep posting on and let
    others know via Facebook about the censored interview….

  6. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Anyone watching The Usurper in Ireland now on tv. I am telling you now that the PTB’s are building him up to be Emperor of the World. I wish his opening line would have been – “You don’t look Irish!”

  7. CW Thanks for keeping us up to speed on this important topic that seems to get swept under the rug.

  8. I think it is good news that Mr. Trump is not ruling out running in 2012


    Wish he’d get in again at least just long enough to raise the phony SSN question to the public and again force the news to talk about THAT as well as make the other announced candidates recognize this other obvious elephant in the living room which has been completely ignored – and there’s real evidence of this fraud!


    RTÉ.ie Extra Video: President Obama’s car gets stuck leaving the US Embassy in Dublin

    Another big bill for U.S. taxpayers.

    Love one of the comments about this elsewhere – if O’s car is “the Beast” then is Rahm’s “the false prophet”?

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