Rezko Trial email exchange between David Wilhelm Susan Lichtenstein mentions Obama, More Obama corruption connections revealed, Thomas Balanoff, Dr. Whitaker, and of course Stuart Levine
“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 has David Wilhelm supported and protected Obama?”…Citizen Wells
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
Many of you following Barack Obama’s corruption ties in Chicago during and after the Tony Rezko trial have read exerpts from the email exchanges between Susan Lichtenstein, the former general counsel to Governor Rod Blagojevich and David Wilhelm and others. You have read about Obama’s role as chairman of the IL Senate committee in reducing the number of members of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board from 15 to 9, which allowed it to be rigged with 5 votes. Some of you are aware that Obama was involved in recommendations for the board. More of you now are aware of the ties between Obama and David Wilhelm.
How many of you have actually seen the email exchanges?
How many of you are aware of the involvement by Dr. Eric Whitaker and the recommendation of Thomas Balanoff of the SEIU for the board?
Dr. Eric Whitaker
From Citizen Wells May 25, 2010.
“From the Examiner May 25, 2010.
“In yet another scandal-waiting-to-happen linked to the Obama White House, a close friend, advisor and donor of the president’s is being investigated by federal officials for allegedly misusing public funds on faith-based minority outreach programs while he ran the State of Illinois’ health department.
With Obama pal Dr. Eric Whitaker at the helm, Illinois spent millions of taxpayer dollars on highly questionable publicity campaigns to educate African-American and other minorities about common diseases such as AIDS and Herpes in their communities.
Dr. Whitaker was the powerful director of the Illinois Department of Public Health from 2003 to 2007, thanks to a recommendation from his good friend Obama who at the time was a state senator, claims public-interest law group Judicial Watch..
The federal investigation into Whitaker’s minority health programs has been kept under wraps by the Obama Administration but a Chicago newspaper revealed details after obtaining records under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. However, the leftist President’s sycophants within the national news media continue to cover up misdeeds of “all the President’s men — and women.”
Federal grand jury subpoenas obtained by Chicago’s local newspaper disclose that the investigation involves “faith-based initiatives” and health-awareness campaigns funded by the Health Department when Whitaker ran the health agency for the criminally indicted former Illinois Governor-turned court jester Rod Blagojevich.”
“A member of Obama’s tight-knit circle of friends from Chicago’s Hyde Park, Whitaker resigned as Illinois health chief in 2007 to join Michelle Obama as an executive at the University of Chicago.
In 2008, according to Judicial Watch, Whitaker was a fixture within Obama’s presidential campaign and was considered a valued advisor who also helped the then-senator relieve stress with pickup basketball games during campaign stops.
Whitaker and Obama have remained close since meeting during graduate school at Harvard and the doctor has donated money — along with radicals such as Bill Ayers — to Obama’s political campaigns.”
This article was sent to me by a patriot on my email list. However, this is not the first time that Dr. Whitaker’s name has surfaced.
From Citizen Wells September 1, 2008.
“From a Chicago Sun-Times article dated August 23, 2008 about
University of Chicago Medical Center. This is where Michelle Obama
worked as a $317,000 a year vice president. This also is the hospital that nearly tripled her salary in 2004, just after Barack Obama was elected to the US Senate.
“Michelle Obama — currently on unpaid leave from her $317,000-a-year job as a vice president of the prestigious hospital”
“Obama’s top political strategist, David Axelrod, co-owns the firm, ASK Public Strategies, that was hired by the hospital last year to sell the program — called the Urban Health Initiative — to the community as a better alternative for poor patients. Obama’s wife and Valerie Jarrett, an Obama friend and adviser who chairs the medical center’s board, backed the Axelrod firm’s hiring, hospital officials said.”
“Another Obama adviser and close friend, Dr. Eric Whitaker, took over the Urban Health Initiative when he was hired at U. of C. in October 2007. Whitaker previously had been director of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for the state job, giving his name to Tony Rezko, who helped Gov. Blagojevich assemble his Cabinet. Rezko, a former fund-raiser for Obama and Blagojevich, was convicted in June on federal corruption charges tied to state deals.”””
From Citizen Wells June 29, 2010.
“Monday November 3, 2008
BLAGOJEVICH: “Andy Stern and Tom were in my office Monday”
Source: 11/07/2008 4:11 P.M. wiretap
Obama left a phone message with Tom Balanoff of SEIU
Obama called back later that night.
“Tom, i want to talk to you with regard to the Senate seat,” Obama told him.
“I would much prefer she (remain in the White House) but she does want to be Senator and she does meet those two criteria,” Balanoff said Obama told him. “I said: ‘thank you, I’m going to reach out to Gov. Blagojevich.”
Source: SunTimes article
Tuesday November 4, 2008 (Election day)
BLAGOJEVICH: “Balanoff Tuesday night told me that Barack had called him Monday night”
Source: 11/07/2008 4:11 P.M. wiretap
Thursday November 6, 2008
BLAGOJEVICH: “I like it though. I like him. I’ve got Balanoff today.”
Source: 11/06/2008 12:13 P.M. wiretap
“Balanoff then described a Nov. 6, 2008 meeting he had with Rod Blagojevich to recommend Valerie Jarrett for Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
Blagojevich responded that he was in “active discussions” with the Madigans about appointing Lisa Madigan and was holding out for a legislative package with the House speaker.
“I said that could be months. He said, ‘Yeah’. I said Valerie Jarrett, I don’t believe she has that kind of time,” Balanoff testified.”
Source: SunTimes article
Friday November 7, 2008
BLAGOJEVICH: “So they met this morning. Okay. Doug called on behalf of Balanoff. Like, he’d like to see me again as soon as, you know, at my earliest convenience.”
BLAGOJEVICH: “He’s gonna resign his seat Tuesday or Wednesday. They’re gonna start puttin’ pressure sayin’ there’s an urgency for that, that, um, lame duck session”
BLAGOJEVICH: “Um, didn’t know quite what to make of my request. Uh, Barack rea-, really wants to get away from Illinois politics”
HARRIS: “Well, what also makes it important if they want her, a, a symbol of they want her, is that they, they, they took the Balanoff meeting right away.”
BLAGOJEVICH: “Right away, that’s right.”
BLAGOJEVICH: “That’s right. The very next morning.”
Harris: “Balanoff said I met and they said, okay, come on in. (Laughs).”
BLAGOJEVICH: “Correct, and here comes Alexi.
HARRIS: “With everything else goin’ on right now, this was an important, you know, to take five minutes of his time, so fast, so early, you know.”
Source: 11/07/2008 10:46 A.M. wiretap”
David Wilhelm, Susan Lichtenstein emails.