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FBI Should Release Obama’s Blagojevich Interviews

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FBI Should Release Obama’s Blagojevich Interviews

Now that Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial is done and the disgraced Illinois governor has been sentenced, the FBI’s extensive interview with President Barack Obama related to the case should be made public. After all, Obama and his top aides—including Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett—were prominently mentioned at both of Blagojevich’s…

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Blagojevich 4th Illinois Gov. Convicted Of Corruption

Rod Blagojevich will join an all-star lineup of disgraced Illinois politicians when he becomes the state’s fourth governor to serve time for corruption in the last three decades.After deliberating for 10 days a federal jury convicted Blagojevich of 17 corruption charges for, among other things, trying to sell President Barack Obama’s old…

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Blago Just Wanted To “Get The Rich To Help The Poor”

Chicago—Like Isaiah in the Old Testament, Rod Blagojevich wanted to “get the rich to help the poor” when he offered to send Barack Obama’s close friend (Valerie Jarrett) to the U.S. Senate in exchange for a nonprofit set up by wealthy Democratic donors close to the president.The multi million-dollar charity…

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Bribes Are Part Of Politics, Blagojevich Tells Judge

Chicago—Trading a U.S. Senate appointment for a personal benefit is perfectly legal and politicians throughout history have committed similar acts, according to Rod Blagojevich, who took the stand for a fourth day Wednesday in his corruption retrial.As a recent example the impeached Illinois governor offered a deal brokered between Barack Obama…

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Blagojevich Rambles On In Third Day Of Testimony

Chicago—The most explosive charges—trying to sell Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat—against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich were finally addressed on his third day of testimony in his corruption retrial.How exciting was it? Several of the spectators who waited in line to get a coveted seat in the courtroom dozed…

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Blagojevich Says He’s An “F-ing Jerk” Under Oath

Testifying at his corruption retrial, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich offered perhaps the most accurate description of himself just minutes after taking the stand for the first time: “I am an f-ing jerk and I apologize.”The disgraced politician rambled about his youth, Little League baseball, the struggles of his Serbian…

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Jackson Jr., Emanuel Testify In Blagojevich Trial

A U.S. congressman and a White House chief of staff turned big-city mayor took the stand in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial today to forge, if only momentarily, the sort of excitement that surrounded the first trial. Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel…

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Blagojevich Trial Breaks For Prominent Defense Witnesses

With the prosecution resting after only three weeks, there’s a break in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial because the impeached governor’s defense team is calling witnesses of “prominence” with scheduling conflicts.Those who have been subpoenaed include top White House aides, a couple of U.S. Senators and a congressman. They are “prominent people whose…

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Blago’s Hair Steals The Show

Chicago–As Rod Blagojevich’s top aide delivered a third day of testimony in his former boss’s corruption retrial, the big talk around the Chicago federal courthouse was about the impeached Illinois governor’s trademark fluffy hair.That’s how tedious and uneventful the day went as Blagojevich’s onetime chief of staff, John Harris, recounted…

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Obama, Emanuel Big Part of Blago Corruption Trial

Chicago—President Barack Obama and his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, keep coming up in the corruption retrial of impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich just as they repeatedly did in the first one last summer.That’s because Blagojevich tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated when Obama got elected president.…

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Blagojevich Retrial Gets Going

The corruption retrial of impeached Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, got going this morning when the government called its first witnesses, an FBI agent and the disgraced politician’s former chief of staff.Blagojevich faces 20 charges, among them attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barak Obama. In…

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Rod Blagojevich trial could singe White House

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Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

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Acorn’s Ally at the NLRB

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Burris on tape: Promises to ‘do something’ for Blagojevich


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