Obama deal with Tony Rezko explains Syria refugees and special deal with Australia?, Rezko agreed not to rat on his buddy Obama, Rezko from Syria, Rod Blagojevich: “I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”
“Why did the Rezkos enter into an agreement to purchase the lot next to the Obama house and pay the asking price of $ 625,000 at a time when they were broke and heavily in debt?”…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
“I believe I’m more pristine on Rezko than him.”…Rod Blagojevich
It is apparent to me that many deals were struck beginning in 2006 and leading up to the 2008 election of Obama.
Tony Rezko and Obama were close.
Rezko was from Syria.
Rezko stated that he would not rat on his buddy Obama.
From the Chicago Tribune June 13, 2008.
“”They are pressuring me to tell them the ‘wrong’ things that I supposedly know about Governor Blagojevich and Senator Obama,” the fundraiser (and Obama’s personal real estate fairy) wrote in a letter to U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve.
“I have never been a party to any wrongdoing that involved the Governor or the Senator,” Rezko argued. “I will never fabricate lies about anyone else for selfish purposes. I will take whatever comes my way, but I will never hurt innocent people.”
Amen, Tony. But those who say nothing don’t brag. They shut up.
Yet those who promise to say nothing, and promise it loudly, often have much to say later, in a calm and rational voice, meekly from the witness box.
I’ve seen a few lately, a convicted Outfit hit man who killed at least a dozen people and testified against Chicago mob bosses, and, in an unrelated case, a convicted political apparatchik of the GOP who talked like Joe Pesci in the movies until he broke, blubbered and helped put former Gov. George Ryan in prison.
They all want the same thing — to make sure their loved ones are well cared for on the outside. It could be that Rezko, who mentioned his sons in the letter, cares more about them and his wife, Rita, than he does about his political buddies. Hence, the implied threat to the senator and the governor. That could be a problem for both Obama and Blagojevich, but mostly, I think, for Blagojevich, if Rezko — convicted of more than a dozen corruption counts — begins to squeak.
Democrat Obama — whose campaign reiterated he’s never done wrong with Rezko — is on the verge of assuming the presidency, about to defeat a Republican Party that has forgotten what it believes. Republicans were blinded and seduced by crooked GOP lobbyists like Jack Abramoff and overspent on Illinois Republican boss-hog-style deals. There was a national conservative silence when phrases such as “big government conservatism” were bandied about without ridicule. So the road was paved for Obama.
Obama’s supporters don’t know exactly what Obama believes in, but they seem not to care. He’s on the way up and out of the wetlands of Chicago politics, reborn unto his national and mythic reform narrative, discovered by joyous national media and embraced, much as the iconic child was discovered and embraced when found in the reed basket floating on the River Potomac.
Obama doesn’t need to remind the national media that he walked the Chicago Way, that his feet actually touched the soiled political ground. Rezko’s recent conviction and the letter are such reminders.”
From Fox News February 2, 2017.
“Obama administration, Australia’s deal called for ‘special interest’ refugees
Despite President Donald Trump calling it “the worst deal ever,” the United States has reportedly agreed to keep a promise by the Obama administration to resettle nearly 1,200 asylum seekers being held on Pacific island camps.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that during a weekend call, Trump had agreed to honor the agreement made by the Obama administration to resettle refugees.
Recent reports have suggested the conversation between Trump and Turnbull was a fiery one.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed on Wednesday that Trump had agreed to honor the deal. But a White House statement sent to Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Thursday said, “The president is still considering whether or not he will move forward with this deal at this time.””
“Australia refused to accept the refugees and instead pays for them to be housed on the nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
The State Department classified details on refugees to be resettled in America via a secret deal made with Australia. The New York Times has called the deal a “one-time agreement.”
“This is a backroom deal, wheeling and dealing with another country’s refugee problem,” Center for Immigration Studies fellow Don Barnett told FoxNews.com late last year. “I don’t believe for a moment it’s a one-time deal. That’s for public consumption.”
Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, key lawmakers Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. complained about the lack of candor in a letter written to the Department of Homeland Security.
“This situation is concerning for many reasons,” the letter stated, adding, “Your departments negotiated an international agreement regarding refugees without consulting or notifying Congress.””