Did Rezko prosecutors protect Obama?

Rezko Watch Reports:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Did Rezko prosecutors protect Obama? Or should he be worried about what comes next?

“No matter how much he kicks them in the ribs, they still protect him,” one RezkoWatcher commented only this morning when speaking of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). Let’s hope that this is not true.

We learn from the Chicago Sun-Times that “[n]ewly unsealed documents show that prosecutors sought to call witnesses to testify” about convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko’s ties to Sen. Obama. For whatever reason, “prosecutors opted against bringing Obama into the mix” during Rezko’s recently concluded two-month trial.

“And references to Obama were not only kept out of the trial during his run for the primary—it was kept under seal,” Natasha Korecki reported June 26, 2008. “Until today.”

What we do not learn is why prosecutors did not bring up Obama’s name more often, particularly since U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve “ruled that they could.”

Korecki wrote:

The filing indicates that the prosecution wanted witnesses to talk about Rezko’s prowess as an Obama fund-raiser and his influence in getting two others — Joseph Aramanda and Semir Sirazi — to donate Rezko money to Obama’s campaigns in their names. The money kicked into Obama’s campaigns came from an illicit kickback scheme. Obama has since donated that money to charity.

Is it possible that there are more troubling days ahead for Sen. Obama—particularly since rumors are rumbling around Springfield that either 1.) impeachment may be on the table for Blagojevich or 2.) Rezko’s prosecutors are ready to paint a target on Blagojevich’s back? Either way, speculation abounds that Blagojevich is no Rezko; he may not be willing to so quickly exchange his mansion for a jail cell.

h/t Bill Baar, who agrees: “Walls are closing in and the air is getting thin for the Governor. He won’t go down alone.”

Related articles:

· Natasha Korecki, Who lied, witnesses — or gov? Feds reveal he denied pay-to-play remarks described by 2 in court, Chicago Sun-Times, June 27, 2008.

· Jeff Coen and Bob Secter, Feds quizzed Blagojevich. Records show talks in Rezko inquiry, Chicago Tribune, June 27, 2008.


One Response to “Did Rezko prosecutors protect Obama?”

  1. sisterrosetta Says:

    Thursday, June 26, 2008

    MOCK OBAMA NOW!!! Or “Shut up! You racist, backward Clinton loving Pig!!!”



    O.D.S. (obama derangement syndrome) is a serious illness that causes totalitarian impulses, violent overreactions to perceived slights, humorlessness, gloating, bloating, and gas.

    Oh my.

    If you feel a case of O.D.S. coming on the best cure is to mock Obama. Make a crack about his hypocrisy. Not hard at this point. Or when your spouse says almost anything respond loudly with: YES WE CAN! 3 times.

    Can we go to the beach on Sunday? Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can!


    We need to add more fiber to our diets. Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can!


    I am leaving you for a hot park ranger I met at Steak ‘N Shake last week. I want a divorce: Yes We Can! Yes We Can! Yes We Can!

    Making fun of all politicians is as American as Mt. Rushmore and ridiculously large portions.

    Do it. Do it as much as possible. Especially make fun of Obama – he and his goons are so thin skinned they make it EASY and FUN! Go on, write some of your own…

    How many Trinity Church members does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    Obama, Wright, and Ayres are on a plane going down and there is only one parachute…

    “Knock knock”

    “Who’s there?”


    “Change? – How?”

    “Shut up! You racist, backward Clinton loving Pig!!!”

    Sisterrosetta here:

    Read the whole thing. We all could use a good laugh.

    Comments are worth a look, too.

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