Blagojevich wiretaps remain sealed, March 11, 2014, US Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, Protecting Obama continues, Blagojevich stated more pristine than him (Obama)

Blagojevich wiretaps remain sealed, March 11, 2014, US Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, Protecting Obama continues, Blagojevich stated more pristine than him (Obama)

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

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

“There is enough corruption in Illinois so that all it takes is someone who is serious about finding it to uncover it. If a U.S. attorney is not finding corruption in Illinois, they’re not seriously looking for it.”…Northwestern Law Professor James Lindgren

The protection of Obama in the Blagojevich “prosecution” continues.

From the NY Times March 11, 2014.

“Illinois: Wiretaps of Ex-Governor Stay Sealed”

“An appellate court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that transcripts of F.B.I.wiretaps not played at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trials should remain sealed, at least for now. The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit came as it considered Mr. Blagojevich’s appeal, which asks the three-judge appellate panel to throw out his convictions.”

“The wiretaps are among those Judge James B. Zagel of Federal District Court barred the defense from playing to jurors. ”

Read more:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/us/politics/illinois-wiretaps-of-ex-governor-stay-sealed.html

From Citizen Wells February 3, 2014.

Only about 2 percent of the total wiretap transcripts used as evidence were revealed during the Blagojevich trials.

Blagojevich defense lawyers want all of the wiretap transcripts made transparent.

From the Belleville News-Democrat February 3, 2014.
“Blagojevich transcripts at issue in appeal”

“Prosecutors and attorneys for Rod Blagojevich disagree over unsealing wiretap transcripts that are part of the imprisoned former governor’s appeal of his conviction.

The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had said it would open the records Monday.

But citing privacy, prosecutors want them to stay sealed. In a response filed Monday, defense lawyers say transparency should trump other concerns.”

“The defense says a lower court barred jurors from hearing certain wiretaps that could have helped Blagojevich. Transcripts of recordings not played at trial were recently submitted to the appellate court, and are the records in dispute.”

Read more:

http://www.bnd.com/2014/02/03/3037364/blagojevich-transcripts-at-issue.html

Privacy?

Obama’s corrupt past?

For example.

https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/blagojevich-appeal-update-february-3-2014-us-7th-circuit-court-of-appeals-opens-wiretap-transcript-records-defense-lawyers-want-wiretap-transparency-more-damning-evidence-for-obama/

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47 responses to “Blagojevich wiretaps remain sealed, March 11, 2014, US Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, Protecting Obama continues, Blagojevich stated more pristine than him (Obama)

  1. citizenwells

    “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

  2. citizenwells

    Good morning Zach, et al.

  3. citizenwells

    “Appeals court accepts transcripts of Blagojevich FBI wiretaps”

    “A federal appeals court ruled that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at the corruption trials of Rod Blagojevich will be accepted into the appellate record.

    The ruling did not indicate whether appellate judges will factor them into a decision of the former governor’s appeal.”

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9462867

  4. citizenwells

    “Obama Approval Rating Drops To Fresh Record Low”

    “Poor Obama – the president can’t get anything right these days.

    Just when the faithful reader of the TOTUS was certain he deserved a boost in his ratings after he literally bought popularity with the recent push to hike the minimum wage, the last thing he expected was yet another plunge in his job approval rating. Sadly for him, as the latest WSJ/NBC News poll reveals, even with the “ten ten” initiative to appease the lowest common denominator, his job-approval rating just dropped to the lowest ever.

    Perhaps the people are finally seeing beyond the perpetual scapegoating, the endless platitudes, the endless-er teleprompted speeches, and have realized that beyond all the talk, there is nothing more substantial to Obama – a president under whose rule the rich have gotten richer at the fastest pace in history, while the living standards of everyone else, that would be some 99% of the population – have declined precipitoulsy. That and the whole deteriorating economy thing, which will be in all out collapse once the Fed’s artificial life support systems – the very reason why there is no recovery except to those who hold financial assets – are finally yanked.”

    “Apparently the Russell 200,000 is not the economy:

    Unease over the economy continues to drive these concerns. Sixty-five percent of those polled said the country is on the wrong track, compared with the 26% who said it was on the right one, a wider spread than in the midterm-election years of 2006 and 2010. Roughly one-quarter of the respondents think the economy will improve over the next year, while 57% believe the U.S. is still in a recession, despite years of modest economic growth and robust stock-market gains.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-12/obama-approval-rating-drops-fresh-record-low

  5. Mr. Wells

    Barry does not give a dam what his ratings are and who cares for him. It is all about doing the job that the ‘Puppet Masters’ are telling him to do! In the mean time both evils (wife) are enjoying the life style that they so deserve…..so they think! Remember Moose’s lips…”All this for a FLAG” and Barry nodded in agreement? I have a feeling that there is a lot of back stabbing going on right now!

    God Bless America
    God Bless Our Armed Forces (what’s left of them)

    Let’s Roll

  6. OBAMACARE…DOING IT’S JOB IN OKLAHOMA

  7. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

  8. MUMMIFIED BODY MANAGES TO VOTE AFTER DEATH

    Despite being dead since 2008, the mummified body of a 49-year old Detroit woman was recorded voting in the 2010 Michigan gubernatorial election.

    The body of 49-year old Pia Farrenkopf was discovered in her garage on March 5, sitting in the backseat of her Jeep Liberty. It was found by a contractor who was going through the house since it’s being foreclosed on.
    ————————————————————————————————–
    Ms. Farrenkopf was of course… a registered Democrat…..what else?.

    Often called Miss Daisy, she was waiting for her chauffeur…you know, “Driving Miss Daisy”….but she hadn’t paid him since 2007

  9. Good Morning America…how are you ? Don’t you know me, I’m your favorite son…..
    I’m sitting here sipping my morning coffee laced with Irish Cream…listening to Willie wail it out…damn this coffee it’s good….and I ran across this to share with my friends this morning…if you don’t get a belly laugh out of this…… then your not human !

    NOW THOSE AUSTRILIANS HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR….

    My Australian friend says Australians are blessed with an abundant wealth of talented story tellers through whom future generations can learn of their history and 21st century lifestyle.
    Here is a classic example:

    A POEM ABOUT TOMATOES
    I know a Muslim whose name is Harim,
    I really love throwing tomatoes at him,
    Tomatoes are soft and don’t hurt the man,

    But these f*ckers do, because they’re still in the can !

    OK ok…get up off the floor, you have much too do today…….

  10. LAUGH AND THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU…

    CRY AND YOU CRY ALONE……

  11. OF COURSE THIS IS SATIRE………..OR IS IT?

  12. We know there was a internecine battle between the CIA and the FBI during the hearings to cast blame for the Benghazi fiasco. We know Zagel is now on the FISA court. We also know the CIA is accused of hacking computers of a senate committee investigating rendition. Instead of complaining that that hack was a violation of the Constitution, the senator would be better served to remind the CIA that their area of operation is outside the US, but she didn’t. She demurred. Why didn’t she mention the CIA has no business inside the US? Maybe because that has changed? And maybe that is why Zagel is on that court.

    And where does Snowden fit in to all this?

  13. if it looks like a duck…walks like a duck….quacks like a duck…then it’s a MAN

    America’s first Queen………WHOOOOOOOOO…….W T F !

  14. Come to think of it…t does fit the MO (method of operation) of a Queen!

  15. citizenwells

  16. It was Man Country, right? It will be something like this where Obama’s past will come out.

  17. I tried to view the comments on the above article. However, it would not let me. I bet they were a little tough on Obama and his friends.

  18. citizenwells

    Some have questioned Barrister Shrimpton linking the Germans so much.
    Here is some food for thought.

  19. citizenwells

    This is a twofer.
    Communist & E Germany tie.

    “Obama has close ties to his leftist, Marxist cousin, Raila Odinga

    “Raila Odinga’s politics, like the politics of his father, Odinga Odinga, are on the far left. Raila Odinga was educated at the Technical University in Magdeburg in east Germany, where he graduated in 1970″

    “with a degree in mechanical engineering. There he heard Fidel Castro lecture and he named his first born son Fidel”

    “By supporting Odinga, Senator Obama is also seen in Kenya as siding with the extreme left wing of Kenyan politics, going back to the overt communism of Odinga Odinga. Odinga’s current party, the Orange Democratic Movement, or ODM, is a leftist-socialist political party that stops short of being openly communist.”

    https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/obama-manchurian-candidate-communist-ties-soviets-russians-marxist-cpusa-communist-party-of-the-united-states-of-america-hawaii-cp-network-frank-marshall-davis-raila-odinga-communist-front-o/

  20. CITIZENWELLS…

    Here’s another Commie link…..is it any wonder Putin has so much control…….over this country !

    ‘The U.S. Affordable Care Act software was written in part in BELEARUS by software developers under state control’

    It is comforting knowing that Obey, Sebilus, and her folks are tight with the Russians. Now what could possibly go wrong with ObamaCare?

    U.S. intelligence agencies last week urged the Obama administration to check its new healthcare network for malicious software after learning that developers linked to the Belarus government helped produce the website, raising fresh concerns that private data posted by millions of Americans will be compromised.

    The intelligence agencies notified the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency in charge of the Healthcare.gov network, about their concerns last week. Specifically, officials warned that programmers in Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, were suspected of inserting malicious code that could be used for cyber attacks, according to U.S. officials familiar with the concerns.
    from: jammiewearingfools

  21. Anyone who thinks, natural born Citizenship, in our President doesn’t matter, all one has to do is look at the relationship between our usurper, and Raila Odinga of Kenya. Odinga is also a Muslim, Christian murdering, leftist.

  22. How long can congress overlook the actions of this usurper?
    ****

    UNREAL: White House Ordered CIA to Spy on Congress, Says Top Democrat

    http://www.capitalisminstitute.org/wh-ordered-cia-spy-on-congress/

  23. When the usurper ordered the CIA to spy on The Senate Intelligence Committee, they were looking at information that goes well beyond “Meta data”, which the NSA claimed is all they collect.

  24. White House Transcript Scrubs Obama’s ‘R.S.P.E.C.T’ Gaffe

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/white-house-transcript-scrubs-obamas-rspect-gaffe

  25. More Orwellian news: Shouldn’t the person involved in the very criminal actions about whom the bill is focusing recuse himself or have his veto power rescinded for this bill? Of course, that “would take an act of Congress” over which the pRes would also have veto power…the “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” “Catch 22” vicious circle of Obama’s world. And people wonder what causes coups!

    Obama threatens vetoes of bills requiring him to follow the law

    President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it “violates the separation of powers” by encroaching on his presidential authority.

    “[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy. “Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes.”

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-threatens-vetoes-of-bills-requiring-him-to-follow-the-law/article/2545545

  26. Laugh Or Cry: Shiela Jackson Lee Thinks America’s Constitution Is 400 Years Old

    “This dummy has a political science degree from Yale btw…”

    http://weaselzippers.us/179171-shiela-jackson-lee-thinks-americas-constitution-is-400-years-old/#disqus_thread

  27. You’ve probably heard this by now:

    BREAKING: China Spots Three Pieces of Possible Debris – Missing Malaysian Jet

    “BREAKING: China has spotted three pieces of possible debris from missing Malaysian Air flight MH370. All are at least 40 feet long. The argest is 79 feet by 72 feet.”

    By area of findings means plane didn’t take that Western turn reported by the Malaysians.

  28. Allen West
    Guess how many foreign students are “unaccounted for” in the Optional Practical Training program. Did we learn nothing from 9-11?

    http://allenbwest.com/2014/03/gross-mismanagement-foreign-student-job-program-poses-security-economic-threat/

  29. OBSERVER…..

    Maybe I’m missing something here….but why in the hell does Congress have to pass a Bill to make the President enforce the laws as they are written and on the books?

    Obama may not like a particular law…just as you, and I may not like a particular law….but the difference is; if you, and I don’t abide by that law, we are thrown into jail, yet he claims he has the authority (by office) to ignore and disobey that law or any law that does not meet with his approval……so what’s the difference between me, you, and Obama?

    Supposedly, All three of us (well two of us for sure, you and me) are all citizens of the United States of America, not some third rate banana republic. And as citizens, you, I, and Obama are entitled and expected to obey all laws, regardless if we like, or dislike them.

    If Obama refuses to obey a certain law, or refuses to enforce the laws as they are written, then he is in violation of that law, it makes no difference if he is president or garbage collector, And as a violator of that law, he should GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL…Do Not Pass Goal…Do Not Collect Anything. Do not expect Eric Holder to come an rescue you.

    Just because Obama is sitting in the White House now and acting as president, he does not have the legal authority by law, nor does Congress or the Courts have the legal authority to ignore or refuse to obey and enforce all federal laws……

    Being President of this nation does not give him the right to be a Dictator. If anything, it requires that he be even more aware of all laws and his obligations to enforce them. That is nothing more you, or I as citizens are required to do.

    Personally I feel that any federal, state, or local elected official who disobeys, or refuses to obey the laws of our nation should have to serve a sentence of double the amount of punishment that a normal citizen would be sentenced too……after all, our elected officials are suppose to be fully aware of all laws. So this leads me back to my original question:

    WHY THE HELL DOES, OR WHY SHOULD, CONGRESS HAVE TO PASS ANOTHER LAW TO MAKE OBAMA OBEY THOSE LAWS THAT ARE NOW LEGAL INSTRUMENTS AND ON THE BOOKS FOR ENFORCEMENT?

    All that needs to happen is for Congress to start acting like a separate , but equal, branch of our government…..and that advice applies to the SCOTUS too.

    You know the routine; Executive Branch ; Legislative Branch; Judicial Branch…it has worked for over 237 years…until this foreigner came along.

  30. Another phony “Constitutional scholar” like our usurper!!!!!!
    *************************************

    Did we mention: Democrat Sheila Jackson-Lee is also a bit of a “Constitutional scholar.”

    Unfortunately, math may not be her strong suit…

    http://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/120879-funny-day-sheila-jackson-lee-says-constitution-400-years-old/

  31. John in Illinois

    Bob….
    maybe now you know why congressional ratings are like 10% or lower?

  32. Any surprise?
    ***********
    Report: 1/2 Fed Gov’t Agencies Failing at FOIA

    http://freebeacon.com/report-agencies-failing-at-foia/

  33. RMinNC | March 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm |

    OBSERVER…..

    Maybe I’m missing something here….but why in the hell does Congress have to pass a Bill to make the President enforce the laws as they are written and on the books?
    ===================================
    I think the bill was to enable Congress to sue the President (executive branch) for failing to enforce the law (Trey Gowdy is on FOX now explaining bill)…..bill just passed the House. If they don’t get this power they can only punish by withholding funding which we know that hasn’t worked so far and punishes the innocent as well. They need standing, as a branch, in courts to force executive branch to follow the law and this bill would give them that standing. Probably dead on arrival though in Senate.

  34. John in Illinois | March 12, 2014 at 7:22 pm |

    Listen to this idiot bull$hitter, Cory Booker, tell a story about how he drove to Hawaii.

    These people are complete idiots. Either that, or they are all agents from someplace other than America, and really don’t know the facts.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/video-cory-booker-says-he-drove-to-hawaii-as-a-teenager/article/2545431

  35. Some repetition but good reminder:

    Must Hear: Obama Classmate Unloads; Obama
    Used Indonesian Citizenship At Columbia University

    http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/03/must-hear-obama-classmate-unloads.html

  36. Another scandal…….
    ***********
    CIA ‘Intimidating’ Senate Staff Over Torture Report

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/11/feinstein-accuses-cia-intimidation-torture-report

  37. Does this sound like America?

    This is what you get with a usurper acting as pResident.

    What information were they trying to gather?
    ***********

    They Spied on Us, They Spy on Congress, They Lie to Senate, They Spy on the Press

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/what-else-can-the-obama-administration-do-to-undermine-u-s-security-20140311

  38. Here’s a clue; White House
    **************

    FBI Hunting in Hawaii for Nation’s Most Wanted Domestic Terrorism Suspect

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/12/fbi-hunting-in-hawaii-for-nations-most-wanted-domestic-terrorism-suspect/

  39. Sheriff Joe Mulls Run to Replace Retiring Brewer

    Tough-talking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told Newsmax on Wednesday that he is considering a run for Arizona governor now that Jan Brewer has said that she would not seek a third term as the state’s top Republican after five years in office.

    “If I’m ever going to do it, I should do it now,” Arpaio, 81, said in an exclusive interview. “I don’t want to wait until I’m 86 years old.

    “If I’m going to do it, the only problem is that I have to resign as sheriff,” he added. “I have a lot of things going on, a lot of sensitive things going on.”

    Arpaio declined to be more specific — only saying: “If I leave, it’s all going to be in vain. So I have to weigh that.”

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Arpaio-Brewer-governor-Arizona/2014/03/12/id/559215#ixzz2vnhrQPNe

  40. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    So now Joe is giving Zullo an out.

    Interesting indeed.

  41. So if this new “earth shattering info” re: Obama which is supposed to be announced sometime around end of month (as last reported) is actually put out there why would all of such “sensitive things going on” that Arpaio is involved with be in vain??? No other law enforcement type would take the torch and carry forth? To whom would the dossier be handed? Would Arpaio wind up being another LTC. West whose future political goals over ride personal involvement with the gathered facts?

  42. Surprise surprise!
    **************

    BREAKING: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged today that the Obama admin’s “deportation numbers” are mostly made up of illegal immigrants caught at the border, not from the interior.

  43. MortimerGarfinkle

    The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counterterrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/12/obama-administration-rejects-appeal-from-egypt-to-deliver-helicopters/?intcmp=latestnews

    The Muslim Brotherhood senior member Obama is just protecting his peeps.

  44. Mortimer,
    To be sure this administration is protecting his buds, the Muslim Brotherhood, in Egypt.
    Also, after learning how much our State Dept. has been involved in agitating the Ukrainians, I think we can say that O’s business has been to destabilize not only the middle east (Libya, Egypt, Syria, etc.) but also he is at work now in Europe. We have to watch what this man does, not what he says, and he is just getting started. God help us and the world.

  45. citizenwells

    “The Most Evil And Disturbing NSA Spy Practices To-Date Have Just Been Revealed”

    “From The Intercept:

    Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process.

    The classified files – provided previously by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden – contain new details about groundbreaking surveillance technology the agency has developed to infect potentially millions of computers worldwide with malware “implants.” The clandestine initiative enables the NSA to break into targeted computers and to siphon out data from foreign Internet and phone networks.

    In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, it has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-12/most-evil-and-disturbing-nsa-spy-practices-date-have-just-been-revealed

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