By George Spelvin, staff writer
The tentacles of Obama’s web of corruption yet again expose the stinking cesspool that is Chicago. Rod Blagojevich, the fourth Illinois governor to reside in a gray bar inn, may be rearranging his schedule for an anticipated Get Out of Jail Somewhat Free Card as political maneuverings and legal efforts reveal Obama’s reach.
“It’s f’n golden,” said Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich prior to his trip to prison. He was referring to his right as Governor to appoint a US Senator to fill the vacancy that occurred when Obama went to Washington to organize that community. That seat on the Democrat side of the aisle was golden in more than a few creative ways. Blago meant business. Not only would he make Illinois’ next senator pay big time for a seat in America’s vaulted halls of Congress, he would do it in such a way as to keep himself out of prison.
The entire scheme fell down and went boom when CHICAGO TRIBUNE reporter John Chase allegedly called Blago’s press secretary Lucio Guerrero to inform him that the feds were wiretapping everything the Governor said. (1) Ernie Souchak, editor-in-chief of the Illinois Pay-to-Play website, writes that it was U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald who contacted Chase, told him of the FBI wiretaps and suggested he get the word to Blagojevich’s press secretary. Why is this so significant? Because at the time, it was Fitzgerald himself who was investigating the misdeeds of Blagojevich for the Bush Department of Justice. With his call to Tribune reporter Chase, Fitzgerald was literally shutting down his own “secret” DOJ investigation of the Illinois governor.
You may ask why a once admired fed guy like Fitzgerald would compromise his OWN investigation? Why would he use the Chicago Tribune to make certain Blagojevich knew of the FBI wiretaps of his home and office? According to Ernie Souchak, it was because Fitzgerald just didn’t want to have to “arrest the co-chair of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, Jesse Jackson, Jr.” (2)
For Pay-to-Play’s Souchak makes it clear that “. . .had Fitzgerald not told the TRIBUNE (reporter Chase) to make that infamous phone call that shut down his OWN wiretap, Blago would have been caught red-handed selling a US Senate seat.” “JJJr would have been caught red-handed buying a US Senate seat.” (6) Yet as things now stand, Blago may walk sooner, not later. Editor Souchak is predicting that 12 of the 18 charges that sent Blago up in the first place are going to be tossed by the Seventh Circuit Appellate Court because this charge of selling Obama’s seat was just “political horse trading.” Horse-trading? More like horse-****.
And who set up the trade in the first place? A horse’s ass in a stable of muck so thick even a Lake Michigan surge could not wipe it clean, that’s who. As usual, all roads lead back to Barack Obama.
So how have things been going recently for Jesse Jackson, Jr, a man who once lusted after a trip to the United States Senate? The Chicago husband and father was recently “moved to a federal prison facility in AL following [a] dispute at a NC prison where he was serving a 30 month sentence for misusing campaign funds.”(3) Reports from behind prison walls surfaced to reveal JJJr made a guard upset when “the 49 year old Jackson was reportedly advising his fellow inmates about their rights in prison.” The exemplar was tossed in the hole for 5 days, perhaps to rethink his priorities.
However, this victim of oppression is said to be happy about his transfer to Montgomery because they purportedly can treat his bipolar and depression disorders. Jackson’s father, the Rev. Jesse, told a local print outlet that his son “has been doing a lot of reading and writing.” When the son checks out of his rather limited living quarters, the mother of his children will enter America’s prison system for filing false tax returns. (4)
A Florida Congressional candidate last week commented that maybe the report up on Drudge referring to a possible Jihadi bombing of Chicago wasn’t such a bad idea, after all. You think?
SOURCES: (1) (2) (5) (6) http://illinoispaytoplay.com/2014/08/27/patrick-fitzgerald-warned-blagojevich-wiretap/
Included above is the wiretap conversation between Blagojevich and his press secretary, Lucio Guerrero.