Blagojevich appeal delayed again by federal prosecutors, October 16, 2013, Prosecution given more time for brief, Ongoing delays help Obama, Shutdown controversy kept attention off of Obama’s problems

Blagojevich appeal delayed again by federal prosecutors, October 16, 2013, Prosecution given more time for brief, Ongoing delays help Obama, Shutdown controversy kept attention off of Obama’s problems

“Why did Judge James Zagel allow only 2 percent of the Blagojevich wiretaps to be released?”…Citizen Wells

“I can tell you that, based on court rules and procedures, Judge James Zagel carries some of the blame for the delay in the transcripts.

The question is, what was Judge Zagel’s motivation?”…Citizen Wells

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.”…Citizen Wells, July 19, 2011

While controversy after controversy, manufactured crisis after manufactured crisis plays out, the problems from Obama’s past and present are mostly hidden from the public and do not get the attention they deserve.

One of those problems, with close ties to Obama’s corrupt Chicago past is the Blagojevich prosecution and appeal.

From My Fox Chicago October 11, 2013.

“Prosecutors get more time in Blagojevich appeal”

“A federal appellate court has given prosecutors more time to prepare their brief in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption convictions.

Federal prosecutors made the request on Friday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals responded, allowing them until Nov. 4. Any response from Blagojevich’s attorneys would be due by Nov. 18. Prosecutors’ brief was due Oct. 21.”

Read more:

From Citizen Wells July 16, 2013.

From The Oakland Press July 16, 2013.

“Blagojevich appeals convictions, stiff sentence”

“Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal Monday challenging the imprisoned former Illinois governor’s corruption conviction and stiff, 14-year prison term.

The lengthy filing with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago comes more than two years after the Chicago Democrat’s retrial and 16 months after he entered a federal prison in Colorado.”

The appeal.

From Citizen Wells September 16, 2013.

“The median time from filing a notice of appeal or docket date to final disposition decreased from 11 months to 9.8 months.”

The Rod Blagojevich Notice of appeal was filed on December 22, 2011.

Almost 2 years later we are nowhere near disposition.

But in the legal scrutiny of Rod Blagojevich, this is a short span considering the fact that the wiretapping of his associates began in late 2003.

“The following facts make the argument that Rod Blagojevich should have been arrested long before December 8, 2008 and before Tony Rezko.

  • Blagojevich began scheming as soon as he entered office. From the Blagojevich arrest press release. “The charges include historical allegations that Blagojevich and Harris schemed with others – including previously convicted defendants Antoin Rezko, Stuart Levine, Ali Ata and others – since becoming governor in 2002 to obtain and attempt to obtain financial benefits for himself, his family and third parties, including his campaign committee, Friends of Blagojevich, in exchange for appointments to state boards and commissions, state employment, state contracts and access to state funds.”
  • Pamela Meyer Davis began wearing a secret FBI wiretap  in late 2003 to record conversations involving state health planning board.
  • Most of the corruption in the Tony Rezko, Stuart Levine and Rod Blagojevich indictments took place between 2003 and 2005. Counts 1, 2 and 4 in the Blagojevich Indictment were eventualy dropped. Those counts covered that time period and represented approximately half of the indictment.
  • “FBI Special Agent Daniel Cain, the primary case agent on the investigation into Levine and Rezko, is on the stand now in testimony that is laying the foundation for entering the wiretaps into evidence. Cain said the investigation, dubbed Operation Board Games by the federal agents, began in December 2003 and was prompted by information gleaned from an informant whom he did not identify. That witness, he said, took part in meetings with two other individuals who were in contact with Levine by phone at his home. Cain said Levine had three phone lines in his North Shore home. Federal agents recorded conversations on those lines April 8-May 21, 2004. Those dates span the time when Levine, Rezko and others allegedly were working to rig the hospital board vote on a Mercy Health System hospital proposal for Crystal Lake and other kickback schemes prosecutors claim they were engaged in.” Rezko trial March 12, 2008″

“Why wasn’t Rod Blagojevich, Governor of IL, prosecuted before Tony Rezko, a businessman?

Why did Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Justice Department wait until December 2008 to arrest Rod Blagojevich?

What were Obama and Blagojevich discussing just after the 2008 election and just before Blagojevich was arrested?


I told you this would happen over 2 years ago.

From Citizen Wells July 19, 2011.

“Regardless of how this plays out, it benefits Obama. If there is no appeal or the appeal is denied, Blagojevich will be sequestered. If the appeal proceeds, it could drag out beyond impacting the 2012 election cycle. The intent is obvious.””

45 responses to “Blagojevich appeal delayed again by federal prosecutors, October 16, 2013, Prosecution given more time for brief, Ongoing delays help Obama, Shutdown controversy kept attention off of Obama’s problems

  1. CW….
    Here is another perspective on Blago. Perhaps the longer he is kept in the slammer,the greater is the potential for him to provide ADDITIONAL INSIGHT regarding Soetoro,and his Chicago activities, maybe even something really juicy. Har har

  2. Blago may very well be a SCAPEGOAT,and that is the real reason why he was imprisoned. However it would not be out of the ordinary for Chicago,or Springfield politicians to tack on something else against Blago just for good measure,if they thought he was about to really SQUEAL. Every day he spends in the SLAMMER is adding INCENTIVE to him writing a BOOK, in which he might very well tell it all.

  3. …..then if somebody tries to permanently SILENCE him,or mete out a little POST SCRIPT payback we will have a confirmation that what is told in the book might indeed be the truth.

  4. Voting Irregularities In #NJSEN Race Reported By Lonegan Campaign… UPDATE: Voting Machines Down In NJ GOP Areas

    UPDATE: 4:02pm EST

    “The Lonegan campaign says voting machines are down in Morristown, Carteret, Middletown, Bridgeton, and Montgomery districts. All conservative districts.

    Cory Booker’s imaginary friends T-Bone and Little Ray Ray strike again…”

  5. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    I am sickened by this “kick the can down the road” BULLCRAP of a “deal”.

    I know no one who was affected by this “shut down”.

    The Republicans just FOLDED.

    Go figure, like I expected another outcome.

    McConnell was even spewing the “default” rhetoric today.

    I’m going to go take that knife out of my back.

  6. Thornton Parsons

    Sign up for Obamacare and register to vote. This is how the Liberal Left plans to shove through immigration reform . . . their way.

  7. oldsailor.
    I still believe that a deal was struck years ago.
    Perhaps 2006.
    Do not be surprised if Blago’s verdict is overturned.

  8. For anyone who happened to be watching FOXNEWS in the last half hour would have witnessed Senator McCain LYING in his teeth. I salute him for his Naval past but I loathe his RINO skin. He now joins MANY other LIBERAL celebrities on my SHI# list….at the BOTTOM. He too keeps regurgitating the LIBERAL LINE OF BULLSHI#. Until today I had still held some respect for him ……that is now DOWN THE DRAIN.

  9. CW…….
    Yes a deal may have been struck years ago but sitting in a STINKING 6’x8′ cell even for a short duration just might lubricate Blago’s jaws, and wouldn’t it be great if he thought that he could earn the forgiveness of his voters by telling the truth…….once and for all. Hell’s bells he might even be elected to the mayors office of Chicago, if he could get back the respect of his constituents.Har har.

  10. ……….but somehow I get the feling that Blago’s constituents are largely people like him,and probably don’t much give a damn about personal values anyway. Probably everybody in Chicago knew Lil Rahm is a faggot,but they didn’t even care. Tells a story about American MORALITY.


    BYE BYE, have visitors! Godbless

  12. Thornton Parsons


  13. This is not news, but what grips me so much as I rethink the situation we find ourselves in tonight, is that the worst of criminal cabals – Chicago thuggery – has overtaken our administrative branch of government and has filtered down through every agency and department. That is why all of the congressional hearings eventually get stymied.

    Tonight I heard the head of the National Park Service testify before Congress. There were lies, stonewalling and inconsistencies galore. These congressional hearings end up being a farce, so no one is effectively held responsible.

    This rampant criminality is a cancer on the body politic and will destroy this great country if we can’t find a way to stop it.

    Observer, your post re. Franklin Graham’s article says it exactly (prior thread). Lust and greed on the part of so many of our leaders, besides Obama and company, are paralyzing D.C. and its ability to counter Obama and his minions. Evil flourishes in an evil environment, just as a malignancy grows uncontrolled in a sick physical body.

  14. Good morning CW et. al,

    Listening to the news and reviewing the video of the verbal outbreak of the Stenographer at the hill, I am left curious as to the exact reasons of her comments pertaining to the founding fathers having been Free Masons and cannot serve two masters. She is highly confused. Yes, most of the founding fathers were in fact, Free Masons.

    However, and I speak from personal knowledge, the Free Mason’s are NOT a religion, despite what people see on T.V. or read. Of course, we all know exactly what the founding fathers intended when they wrote the Constitution, allowing for a free society, regardless of religious beliefs. For those that may be Free Mason’s reading this, know exactly what I am speaking of and the truth. I personally know of 4 Free Mason’s that have either lead the charge or assisted in some way, of exposing Obama.

    There is only 1 prerequisite of belonging to the Free Masons, and that is you must believe in God, regardless of your religion, ie, Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, ect…

    It appears to me, that this woman has been filled with disinformation so much so, that she believed it challenged her personal religion, when in fact, it has nothing to do with it at all. Of course, that is my personal observation and opinion.

  15. Nevertheless,

    I give her the upmost credit and respect for standing up for her beliefs whereby she’s had enough of the corruption in Congress.

  16. October 16, 2013

    “Full Video: House Stenographer Goes Off On House Floor; Dragged Out”

  17. Good morning William, et al.

  18. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Did anyone catch this last night? Cory Booker just won the Senate seat of Frank Lautenberg of N.J. and in the CR that was finally approved last night was a little notice of the gift to Lautenberg’s widow of a full year salary of $174,000. Lautenber was worth approximately 50 million dollars!

    PS – It is said Booker lives in NY City and just keeps an address in N.J.

  19. “”Idiotic” Initial Claims “Rise Above” As Made Up California Numbers Continue Trickling In”

    “Moments ago the DOL, announced that in the week ending October 12, there were some 358K initial claims filed, a drop from last week’s ridiculous 374K, but well above expectations of 335K. Of course, expectations no longer matter because as the DOL was also kind enough to observe, the agency, for the 6th consecutive week, is unable to conclude the California computer upgrade backlog, and is still working through it, although we now know that in the last week there was an increase of 33,654 claims which reflects a “backlog of claims which could not be processed previously.” This farce continues.”

  20. William………..
    When I step back and take another look at the whole ball of wax,it looks very much as I have expected. It is inscribed with LIES, and hundreds of other facets each being a twisted or otherwise perverted act,of Chicago thuggery. The whole ball is held together with the tentacles of the SLIMEY PERPETRATORS. There is little doubt in my mind that we are faced with a monster like no other we have ever faced in our country. Is there a DAVID out there somewhere who knows how to slay this Goliath? He will have to be an absolute GENIUS because the beast has so many heads and hearts.Hopefully each head,and heart is following another which in turn is folling a leader of the pack. If David can accurately determine WHO is the LEADER,eliminate him,and then follow down the chain of command. It will be a monumental task,and I pray there is somebody out there who can……beside GOD HIMSELF.

  21. I am sure that Booker was probably elected with crooked voting machines, with keyloggers installed. These are Trojan worms that are deliberately written into the programming software. I can’t help wonder what an election outcome would be if suddenly all of the machines being used in an election had new programming of known good software installed before the slimey perpetrators could do anything to change it back. That is probably about the only way there would be any sort of guarantee of voting honesty.. Our voting system is TOTALLY inept. It has been invaded by the Chicago SLIME and in all probability the PHONEY elections will continue until enough Americans get PI$$ed off enough to rise up and clean out the SLIME from the back door to the front door…….EVERYWHERE,and in ALL PUBLIC OFFICES.

  22. Mr.Bill……..
    This is still another indication of the fact that the entire federal government has been FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED into a Chicago type of Daly political machine…..with a Chimp for a leader.

  23. Mr.Bill…….
    Look for payoffs to continue. Of course the constituents are MORONS,and think UP is down so it is doubtful that the PEON MORONS even have the slightest idea as to the legality of the PAYOFF. I personally look for this to continue for loyal LIBERAL SLIMES. Perhaps even to RINOs as well.

  24. Old Sailor 11:52 am
    The whole ball is held together with the tentacles of the SLIMEY PERPETRATORS. There is little doubt in my mind that we are faced with a monster like no other we have ever faced in our country. Is there a DAVID out there somewhere who knows how to slay this Goliath?
    You are spot on, Old Sailor! That is why I compare this problem to a malignancy. I am not medically trained but have read that when human cells go haywire and become cancerous, they emit a substance or react in such a way to try to repel anything that would thwart their multiplying. In other words, the cancer immediately goes into defense mode. That appears to be what we are seeing with this thuggery now. That is why it is going to take divine intervention at some point.

  25. OldSalior,

    I truly believe the “David” in today’s time, is we the people as a whole, as a tribe, that stands together when enough is enough. It’s not one person, nor was it in the time of David and Goliath, I believe that was a metaphor, same as today.

  26. Stand up against the Giant, when he becomes so tall, that he overwhelms the freedom of a people. When that happens, the people win.

  27. Our taxation dilemma puts me in mind of the stories about OLD England and the Robin Hood stories,in which the NOTORIOUS SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM, as the tax collector, would even strip clothing from the backs of the wearers,if he thought that it would fetch a shilling or two, to satisy his tax collection efforts for the crown. It is clear that neither they or present day American leaders even give a damn how they extract .25 cents from anybody. In all probability the tax collector of today would also strip clothes from the back of anybody if he thought it had value. Such BASTARDS are what we are up against.

  28. And when the Senators of a state, takes sides to tyranny, to save skin, becomes victims themselves when the people rebel. Its proven history, and history has a well know habit of repeatability.

  29. ………….therein lies the reason why I wear RAGS, and tattered clothing which even a DOG would probably bite a person who tried to put such worn out clothing on him. Har har I can get all the rags I want for LESS than .25 cents a pound. Many of these rags from Goodwill and Salvation Army stores have a lot of life left in them. Some of the clothes even SMELL like somebody DIED in them. Oh well such is life. I have a wash machine and I have lots of STRONG detergents. Works EVERYTIME.

  30. RINO’s have officially split this party. And as I have said before, this is not necessarily a bad thing, except for Karl Rove and the RINO’s. Yes, it means loss of seats in 2012, but sometimes things must be lost in order to recognize the inherent dire circumstances. Blame must be put where proper, in this case, RINO’s.

  31. I particularly like the BIB overalls, just like the backwoods moonshiners wear. Don’t need underwear. OH OH just got a whiff of my sour mash cooking. Time to get the jugs ready.

    BYE BYE…….have a great day. Godbless.

  32. 2014. LOL not 2012.

  33. OldSalior,

    You depriving me of Old Time Sour Mash, home made? LOL…:-)

  34. William………..Re 12:29 PM

    Exactly my point!……

  35. …………bourbon is bourbon, but moonshine is BY ITSELF! har har. I have met a few of the backwoods distillers over the years. They can be very COLORFUL CHARACTERS………and NOT VERY FRIENDLY EITHER.

    bye bye again.

  36. Before I go I will offer just three additional words (PIKE COUNTY KENTUCKY) BYE BYE

  37. Interesting analogy, oldsailor.

    Robin Hood has oft been maligned as a redistributer of wealth (“robbed from the rich and gave to the poor”) by some on the right. Thus many on the left have proudly called themselves “Robin Hood”, saying they are in favor of the little guy.

    But the “Sheriff of Nottingham, as the tax collector, would even strip clothing from the backs of the wearers,if he thought that it would fetch a shilling or two, to satisfy his tax collection efforts for the crown.” He more fits the description of the LEFT.

    As for Robin Hood? There are very few that actually do stand for the average man.

  38. Your choice, now the government is officially opened for business.

    A) Crumpets and tea, as a pompous arse, keeping your pinky out
    B) Tequila Sunrise, hoping that it actually comes up without border invasion
    C) A Popper, whereby you can get screwed and not know about it, until later.
    D) A Jack, whereby you are well known to be armed, and hunt
    E) Shine, where you also are known to have self sufficient capabilities, rising

    I chose D and E.. LOL…. 🙂

  39. SueQ,

    You are correct.

    In fact, when Moses took the 10 Commandments off the Mountain and read them, in the 7th when he proclaimed “thou shalt no steal”, I doubt very seriously he meant that it was ok, so long as a law was passed to take away from on person and given to another – against their will.

  40. My point, is that there is such a thing today as legalized theft. But I would argue that it makes no difference. Theft, is Theft, legalized or not.

    I know you know this, I was just emphasizing your point in agreement.

  41. Sorry for the misspell.. LOL..

    Good thing the Nazi Police aren’t out today… I would be barbed.

  42. Another move that defies logic anywhere else but in the “up is down” world:

    Budget Deal Gives Federal Workers A Pay Raise…

    “Along with back pay for work they never did.”

    Now hear this…..greedy, lustful so called representatives….the little people are broke….and will completely collapse under the weight of the crowning load placed upon the already over-weighted donkey (and elephant for that matter) named “zero-care”. But then, “what does it matter at this point”??!!

  43. And,

    I am so tired of having to have a journalist “interpret” what Obama means when he speaks. That is simply moronic. They should question his inept ability to speak and incoherent ability to place a sentence together, but they fear the press. No other president could get away with such.

    I am also tired of all the RINO’s such as John McCain. Many have shown themselves during this time exactly what and who they are, defending Obama and his Policies in the Senate, and some in the House. To them I say, your political is short lived and you will be replaced by a better representative. While they allowed, and even added fuel to the fire by blaming those such as Tea Party Republicans as being the problem, you officially have cut your career and in turn, the Party.

    Which we now know, officially, where they stand.

  44. I used to think that only the Dems ate their own,but now I know its both parties.

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