Complaint Suggests Obama Might Have Caught Wind of Blagojevich Dealings

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    Barack Obama insists that he and his staff were not involved in the alleged schemes Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich cooked up to sell off the president-elect's vacant Senate seat.

    But the timeline of activity outlined in the FBI's 76-page complaint against Blagojevich suggests Obama's team was aware that his home-state governor was playing political hardball in the weeks before his arrest.

    That's because shortly after Blagojevich allegedly told his advisers, in an expletive-laced conference call, that he would not appoint Obama's pick to the Senate absent huge favors in return, Obama's apparent pick promptly dropped out of the running for the Senate and joined the new White House staff

    Complaint Suggests Obama Might Have Caught Wind of Blagojevich Dealings - FOXNews.com Transition Tracker



    well, it's comforting to know he's not a clueless as he would have us believe innit?
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Jarrett does seem to be the most intriguing link, though others have speculated about Emanuel knowing something.

    Obama claims that he and his team have never discussed this with Blag, he has NOT claimed that he doesn't work with people who were more aware of what was going on. I think it stands to reason that in a place like DC where everyone knows everyone and people at least occasionally try to work with others (in other words the connections between people are probably not always a bad thing, and in any case they are unavoidable) you will find some linked chain back to Blago .... from any politician.
     
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    If people want to believe that Obama did not know about this and other questionable and illegal activities, then they have to believe that Obama is the dumbest person on the planet.
     
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    He never said he didn't know about it.

    He said he was stunned when he read the affidavit. He said he and his team have never discussed it with Blago. That'different than saying he was unaware that there were shady dealings - it seems he knows fully well that Illinois has a shady political side.

    I am not defending him, just pointing out the differences between what you said and what he said, because you seem bright and capable of appreciating those differences.
     
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    Some people claim it was Rahm who tipped off the feds about the alleged scheme..
     
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    I thought those were his exact words.. " I didn't know about it."
     
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    Obama would have nothing to gain by playing Blagojevich's game as Obama was well on his way to obtaining the highest office in the land. I fully expect Obama to have not had any corruption involvement in this. However, hopefully it brings to light his past corruption :badgrin:
     
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    When did he say that?
     
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    I believe he uttered those words at a brief press conference (more like a photo op) after the meeting he held with smokin' Joe and Al Gore.
     
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    Indeed. Parsing is the word. How to make another generation feel that nothing matters. Remember, it was the 'young' drawn to Obama. Much like the young of Kennedy and Clinton supporters.

    Can we spell 'jaded'?
     

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