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Blagojevich dropping a dime?
01-26-2009, 05:56 PM,
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Blagojevich dropping a dime?
Anyone else get the impression from the Blagojevich scandal that he knows something, something damning to the "conspiracy" and he is on a Pr tour to show "them" just how damning it COULD be should he talk and he's trying to negotiate his silence for SOMETHING?

Avoiding his trial with no fear of repercussion, his constant remarks about how his trial isn't for (while giving very little reasons as to why), sounds like he's buying time and trying his damnedest to stay in the public eye so as to avoid any nasty "suicides"
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01-26-2009, 07:54 PM,
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Blagojevich dropping a dime?
I think so.
He's playing the "Im the good guy...I fight for the people, against the system, yada, yada" act.
He says they wont allow him to call certain witnesses for his impeachment, Rahm Emanuel, and Jesse Jackson Jr. being some of them.

It feels like there's more to it but here's a video from his press conference - trying to make his case:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPjvSFob0kA

I remember him blaming something on Rahm Emanuel too but I cant find the clip of that.


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01-27-2009, 05:28 PM,
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Blagojevich dropping a dime?
oddly enough, i have actually enjoyed NOT paying any attention to this. :crazy:
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01-28-2009, 10:13 AM,
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Blagojevich dropping a dime?
I think he knows he's done and out of office politically. No one embarrasses Barack Obama in Illinois and gets away with it. I think his current media tour is simply trying to remind people that in a criminal case, he CAN call witnesses and offer evidence. Blagojevich is making his case to Obama to have Holder (or whoever ends up as attorney general) to pressure Fitzgerald to make a deal on the criminal charges. Not even counting Obama, there's a lot of Democrats that have come out of the Illinois machine. Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson, Jr, Richard Daley and a lot others. The Democrats have controlled Illinois for more than fifty years, there's a lot of bodies buried about(literally and figuratively), and I think Blagojevich wants a deal or it all comes out. President Obama does not need a corruption trial making headlines for the next year or two, with a lot of his staff and other people he knows(including possibly himself), being subpoenaed to testify. I think the message to Fitzgerald will be to let him plead to something minor without an admission of guilt, give him probation and send him on his way.
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01-28-2009, 05:19 PM,
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Blagojevich dropping a dime?
I don't think Blago's going to suffer anything criminally.
Certain criminal charges include attempts...ie: attempted murder. OTOH "attempted manslaughter" could never be a charge due the the definition of manslaughter.
All Blago did was make an attempt IMO.

If the Illinois law is anything like the law of my land (below) attempts aren't illegal and the crime imho would only be realised once the money changed hands.

Criminal Code of Canada - Breech of trust by a public official.
122. Every official who, in connection with the duties of his office, commits fraud or a breach of trust is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, whether or not the fraud or breach of trust would be an offence if it were committed in relation to a private person.

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02-03-2009, 02:57 PM,
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Blagojevich dropping a dime?
Quote:I don't think Blago's going to suffer anything criminally.
Certain criminal charges include attempts...ie: attempted murder. OTOH "attempted manslaughter" could never be a charge due the the definition of manslaughter.
All Blago did was make an attempt IMO.

If the Illinois law is anything like the law of my land (below) attempts aren't illegal and the crime imho would only be realised once the money changed hands.

Criminal Code of Canada - Breech of trust by a public official.
122. Every official who, in connection with the duties of his office, commits fraud or a breach of trust is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, whether or not the fraud or breach of trust would be an offence if it were committed in relation to a private person.

Trying to sell the Senate seat is the least of his worries, though, if you believe Fitzgerald's news conferences. Among the allegations are 100,000 dollar payments from a lobbyist in order to not veto a race track bill, and the really low one is to require a kickback from a contractor in order to give a contract to start construction on a children's hospital. Now, that's all in a day's work for a Illinois governor, the last 3 out of 4 Illinois governors have ended up serving jail time, but that's the last thing that President Obama needs. There must be some reason Blagojevich is mentioning Rahm Emanuel's name every 15 minutes on TV.
The other thing to remember, though, is that Fitzgerald has a reputation for exaggerating his evidence, so none of this is cast in stone. In the Libby case, Fitzgerald was giving news conferences like he had broken up a White House spy ring and ended up getting one guy because he couldn't remember the exact wording of a conversation he'd had 3 years before testifying before the grand jury, so you have to take any allegations made by him with a grain of salt.
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