What are we to make of this?
Former governor Rod Blagojevich's defense team asked Thursday to issue a trial subpoena to the President of the United States of America. The motion, intended to be heavily redacted, was improperly edited -- the full document was easily viewable if the text is copied and pasted to another document.Blago hopes that Obama can help his cause:
The defense motion, filed Thursday afternoon, request to call President Obama as a corroborating witness and argued that Obama could verify that Blagojevich didn't try to sell his seat.The redacted portions were all about President Obama:
1. Obama may have lied about conversations with convicted fraudster Tony RezkoThat's the short version. See NBC Chicago for full details.
2. Obama may have overtly recommended Valerie Jarret for his Senate seat
3. A supporter of President Obama may have offered quid pro quo on a Jarrett senate appointment
4. Obama maintained a list of good Senate candidates
5. Rahm Emanuel allegedly floated Cheryl Jackson's name for the Senate seat
6. Obama had a secret phone call with Blagojevich
Anne Leary is all over this, putting the various pieces together. She's wondering about Andy Stern's recent resignation:
From the subpoena, it sure sounds like Andy Stern was involved, who was the most frequent visitor to the White House. It seems odd Obama would call a lower level official and not Stern--if he were going to make such a phone call, but then I'm not a pol like Barack. Maybe he thought he had plausible deniability . . . .Read the rest.
Of course Blago is a liar. But he's not the only one. And Obama's involvement with these crooks can't do him any good. Barbara Hollingsworth reports:
Blago’s lawyers also accused Obama of not telling FBI agents the truth when he said Rezko never relayed a quid pro quo offer from a lobbyist who wanted to hold a fundraiser for Obama in exchange for favorable legislation, and again when he denied having any conversations with Rezko about a license for a casino linked to the Chicago mob.Others aren't taking this seriously except for its entertainment value.
I'll just say it once: If it were Bush, how would the liberal media be handling this story? Would they not be crucifying him?
The motion filed Thursday says Obama was interviewed for two hours by prosecutors and FBI agents regarding the Blagojevich case, and the defense filed a motion asking for all transcripts, notes and reports from that interview. But the defense never received the documents, the motion said. . . . Get the popcorn!
Linked at Michelle Malkin (buzzworthy)
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