Blagogate? Is Rod Blagojevich trying to take Obama down with him?

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    Redactions Revealed: The Six Secrets You Need to Know From the Obama Subpoena Request | NBC Chicago

    Redacted parts of the subpoena seem to indicate as much From the link:

    Of course, who can believe any accusation coming from Blago?

    However.... The testimony under oath of the union official is troublesome.

    What say you?
     
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    Blago has absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking on Obama. It's highly likely, given the nature of Chicago politics and the web of relationships, that his claims have a basis in truth.

    I doubt the judge will force Obama to testify, however. Bill Clinton's dismal deposition has pretty much made all subsequent Presidents above the law in that aspect.
     
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    actually, all presidents prior to clinton were immune from being forced to testify in civil suits. in all other such cases, the cases were stayed pending the president's term in office.

    his deposition wasn't 'dismal'... it just should never have been allowed to be held until after he was out of office.

    and you wouldn't really care what blago was alleging... you'd want to believe that whatever it is, president obama must be guilty.
     
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    Incorrect. I don't relish the though of the country having an ugly legal proceeding involving a sitting President. Regardless of party, such situations are incredibly damaging to the Country. Obama is bad enough already on foreign policy (in addition to his horrible domestic agenda). Humiliating and weakening him further only emboldens our enemies.

    No rational person would like to see that happen.

    But if Blago's allegations are correct, Obama should be impeached. It's worse for the country to have a President who committed a crime in the White House.
     
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    What is this lawsuit about? I mean specifically. I hadn't heard that Blago was going to trial over anything.
     
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    Well if the President was involved with the selling of his former seat,there could have been some serious laws broken. Personally,I do feel that this President along with his lackey Rahm Emanuel were involved with the selling of his former seat. I'm pretty sure Blago will take the fall for this though. It's Chicago-style thug politics at its worst unfortunately. The truth will never see the light of the day on this one. It is very sad but it is what it is.
     
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    if that were true, the right wouldn't have spent 70 million dollars investigating a failed land deal... (10 times the amount they spent on investigating 9/11).
     
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    I doubt that's what it was.... If he was involved at all, it was thumb screwing, not anything friendly. They are rivals, like opposing Mob bosses, not friends. So it went something like, "Give Jarrett the seat or I'm burying you" and Blago said "Go fuck yourself" and now look -- he's getting buried!
     
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    Whatever. I represented my viewpoint; I was not in charge of investigating Clinton.

    In any case, this thread is about Obama, not Clinton (who lied under oath and abused the power of his office to sexually exploit subordinate employees - not exactly admirable qualities, whatever pass the Left wishes to give him).
     
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    That's why Obama most likely won't be held accountable. The art of politics involves exercising power without leaving any fingerprints. Very difficult to approve abuse thereof.
     

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