Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

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  1. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Gov. Blagojevich

    A top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he believed Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich's plot to win himself a presidential Cabinet post in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate.

    John Harris, Blagojevich's former chief of staff, testified Wednesday in the former governor's corruption trial that three days after the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election, the ex-governor told Harris he felt confident Obama knew he wanted to swap perks.

    "The president understands that the governor would be willing to make the appointment of Valerie Jarrett as long as he gets what he's asked for. . . . The governor gets the Cabinet appointment he's asked for," Harris said, explaining a recorded call.

    Harris said Blagojevich came away believing Obama knew what he wanted after having a conversation with a local union representative, who in turn spoke with labor leader Tom Balanoff, with whom Blagojevich met to discuss a Jarrett appointment. Jarrett, now a White House adviser, was seeking the appointment to Obama's Senate seat.

    Defense lawyers say Harris' testimony contradicts the government's previous public statements that Obama knew nothing about deal-making involving the Senate seat appointment.
     
  2. Swerved

    Swerved It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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    Of course he knew about it.. I don't believe for a second that he didn't.
     
  3. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    whether he knew or not, i dont know.

    however, anything that comes out of blagojevich's mouth, or of his former aides mouths, i view with skepticism. they are out for no one but themselves and with all their past lies will show they will say anything if they think it will gain them something.

    obama very well could have known, but give me a different source of evidence to convince me. imo, blag and his aides are sociopaths so nothing they say is credible, even if it is likely true.
     
  4. LSUpathdoc

    LSUpathdoc Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    I second the of course barry knew about it. As far as I'm concerned all of those chicago politicians are worse than dog [email protected] stuck to the bottom of my shoe. I would almost say that they make our politicians look like angels.
     
  5. TheDude

    TheDude I'm calmer than you.

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    It would seem likely that Obama knew but I don't think there will be any credible evidence to show it. And hairshow has shown that he can/will lie at the drop of a hat.

    But who believes that Rahm didn't know about it?
     
  6. Swerved

    Swerved It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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    Exactly, and if he knew then Barry knew too. Just my opinion of course.
     
  7. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    exactly on the first point, and i hadnt thought about the second. but you are right.
     
  8. CarolinaTiger61

    CarolinaTiger61 Recently Repatriated

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    There's reports that Rahm's leaving around the time of the midterm elections. If this thing blows up to levels where the White House can't just ignore it, 5 bucks says it all gets pinned on Rahm.
     
  9. luvdimtigers

    luvdimtigers Founding Member

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    Of course he knew it. He knew that Lincoln and Kennedy would be asassinated. He knew about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He knew about the betrayal of Jesus Christ.

    He's the socialist anti-Christ. Just ask Beck.
     
  10. CarolinaTiger61

    CarolinaTiger61 Recently Repatriated

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    Just replace Beck with Chris Matthews or Keith Olbermann and the same thing can be said about Karl Rove.
     

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