Burris and Blago: Perjury?

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  1. Annie
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    I'm telling you, I'm just shocked! A bit different than he said at Blago's trial:

    Burris on tape offering a check for Blagojevich - Chicago Breaking News


    The Associated Press: Judge approves release of Burris conversation

     
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    What's he been up to so far, anyway?
     
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    There should not be any shock to it. There were people saying Burris was dirty from the get go.
     
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    Burris should have stepped down a long time ago. His ego is bigger than Rush Limbaugh's!
     
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    that is one thing

    IF he actually wrote a check, or provided any funds, buying the appointment, that is quite another

    if it is found he paid for the senate appointment then subject him to the most harsh punishment possible

    until then, you got nothing
     
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    Conspiring to buy an appointment is unethical. Just as much as conspiring to rob a bank, terrorist activities, murder, etc....... These activities are also illegal. Conspiracy = if two or more are involved and planning such.
     
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    Not exactly.

    The transcript of the seven-minute call on Nov. 13 was released to the Senate Ethics Committee, which is investigating Mr. Burris’s appointment and whether he fully described his ties to Mr. Blagojevich.

    An Illinois prosecutor is also investigating claims that Mr. Burris committed perjury before state lawmakers, who questioned him on his relationships with Mr. Blagojevich’s representatives.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/us/politics/27burris.html?_r=1&th&emc=th
     
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    and well they should investigate, but the quote attributed to burris as expressed within the OP tells us nothing about illegal behavior
    in addition to noting he "could" write a check he also then provided the reason doing so would not be wise ... they would both catch hell for such a transaction
    something one would do if being considered for an appointment but holding the belief the appointing authority might expect payment for that appointment

    the point is, we know no more than we knew before
     
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    My but doesn't the left sing a different tune when they're not convicting a Republican before the fact.:lol:
     
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    That dude's going to run out of room on his mausoleum inscriptions.
     

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