It’s time for a special prosecutor to investigate Barack Obama.
Elliot Ness Patrick Fitzgerald needs help to clean up Chicago. Americans need a special prosecutor to stop the Michael Corleone family Obama Chicago Culture Of Corruption from moving to Nevada Washington, D.C.
Big Media has not done any vetting of Obama and investigation of his claims, preferring instead to have their legs tingle at the mere mention of another flowery speech. Now, it is long past times for a Special Prosecutor to be brought in to assist
Elliot Ness Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.
The massive Obama slush fund of more than $30 million campaign dollars, an amount much higher than the slush fund days of Nixon and Bebe Rebozo, must not be allowed to be utilized to provide the type of corrupt high paying jobs Democratic Illinois Governor Blagojevich envisioned.
A Special Prosecutor should investigate the selling of a U.S. Senate seat. A Special Prosecutor needs to investigate the role of the government funded Obama transition members and contacts between the mothership of Chicago’s Culture of Corruption and its expansion to the nation’s capital.
Some Big Media outlets are just now beginning to take notice of what we have written about since April 2007. Gawker, while defending Obama writes:
And, you know, the full extent of the involvement of Obama’s team and maybe Obama himself is yet to be discovered. [snip]
Tony Rezko! Hey, guess who’s tied up in all this mess? Convicted felon Tony Rezko, who once sold Obama some land, and donated money to Obama’s pre-presidential campaigns. So Rezko donated to Blagojevich in exchange for jobs for his friends and associates. Blagojevich’s wife was Rezko’s real-estate agent too, of course. And Rezko is now shorthand for “corrupt dealings in Chicago involving Barack Obama,” even though the Obama-Rezko connection remains the smallest of potatoes compared to what went on with everyone else in Chicago politics.
As in Watergate, Gawker is asking what we have asked, without answers, for a long time:
What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It? Now we learn, over a couple weeks, what role Obama and his inner circle played in this mess. Obama says he hasn’t been in contact with Blago. But was he in contact with the FBI and the US Attorney? Did his campaign report the bribe requests to the FBI? Who were the bribe requests made of, exactly? Drip, drip, drip—Obama’s best chance here is that he comes off as aiding an investigation into a corrupt pol, and he gets style points for aiding an investigation into a corrupt pol from his own party. But if they weren’t directly aiding the investigation, even after the bribery… well, why not? Plus the investigation’s been going on forever. How much did Obama know about it and what dealings did he have with Blago in the years before this went public?
Elliot Ness Patrick Fitzgerald will discover who “Candidate 5” is. We believe it is Obama’s “godfather”, Emil Jones, the president of the Illinois State Senate. “Candidate 5” offered a “tangible” bribe for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. A Special Prosecutor is needed in Washington, D.C. to supplement the investigations required regarding Obama’s entire history.
When Barack Obama resigned his Senate seat earlier than any other similarly situated incoming president we surmised that it was to avoid the newly filed Senate ethics complaint. The Senate ethics complaint noted the similarities between convicted Republican Senator Ted Stevens and the circumstances of the Obama purchase of his mansion with financial assistance from the insufficiently capitalized Rezkos.
Obama ignored the freezing tenants in housing he helped obtain for Rezko business interests. Then when he became a state senator working with Emil Jones Obama ignored the freezing tenants while taking slumlord Rezko money. Rezko then received favors from Obama which helped Rezko obtain tens of millions of dollars for a business he had no experience in. The circumstances of Obama quid pro quo dealings have never been investigated.
The many articles we have written documenting the connections to corrupt Iraqi money potentially being the finance source for the Rita Rezko financing of the Obama mansion is a subject for a Special Prosecutor. This has never been investigated.
Many of the Hopium addled are trying to explain away Obama’s involvement with Blagojevich by citing the Blagojevich insults against Obama in the wiretap transcripts and Fitzgerald’s comments that at this time the prosecution does not have evidence detailing Barack Obama’s involvement. But this is a falling out among thieves and the investigation in great part is just beginning. Elliot Ness Patrick Fitzgerald said at his news conference that the investigation is not near complete and that he needs “to find out what happened.” As the appropriately named Swampland writes:
At a press avail this afternoon, Obama said, “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.” But just a few weeks ago, David Axelrod, Obama’s top adviser, said this on Fox News, about Obama, the governor and the search for a Senate replacement: “I know he’s talked to the governor and there are a whole range of names many of which have surfaced, and I think he has a fondness for a lot of them.”
Axelrod is now in Watergatesque mode and saying those statements are inoperative. Of course, in his recent Meet The Press interview Obama denied he was involved in the New York Senate replacement fight because he was so busy with the replacement situation of his senate seat. If Obama had a candidate for his vacated Senate seat that alone contradicts his claims of non-involvement.
The Blagojevich insults against Obama are merely proof that Blagojevich has learned that:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
Blagojevich wanted (in the words of The Godfather films) to “wet his beak” but Obama wanted to keep the connections and other politicians that he carries around like so much change in his pockets.
And let’s remember that Blagojevich is not the central character in this opera of corruption.
Elliot Ness Patrick Fitzgerald must know by now that only imprisoning a Governor or a Senator (as he did with Republican Governor Ryan and Senator Fitzgerald) will not root out the deep mystic ties of Illinois corruption. A full forensic examination and mass imprisonment of Illinois officials is needed. And with the Chicago corruption spreading to Washington, D.C. a Special Prosecutor is needed there to root out the first big twigs of corruption planting themselves in the rich soil of D.C. corruption.
Republicans must make themselves useful. Republicans must demand a Special Prosecutor and not merely carp and issue impotent statesments about the Chicago Culture of Corruption.
Said Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the new GOP House whip: “The serious nature of the crimes listed by federal prosecutors raises questions about the interaction with Gov. Blagojevich, President-elect Obama and other high ranking officials who will be working for the future president.”
Added Robert M. “Mike” Duncan, chairman of the Republican National Committee: “Americans expect strong leadership, but President-elect Barack Obama’s comments on the matter are insufficient at best.”
Republicans must demand a Special Prosecutor. The Justice Department must act before January 20. Citizens must petition and demand a Special Prosecutor [We will notify our readers of any on-line efforts or petitions to demand a Special Prosecutor to uproot the first strong seedlings of corruption transplanted to Washington, D.C. from corrupt Chicago.]
Citizens must demand answers. Some questions:
It also appears that Obama friend Valerie Jarrett, an incoming senior White House adviser, is the person referred to repeatedly in court documents as “Candidate 1.” That individual is described as a female who is “an adviser to the president-elect” and as the person Obama wanted appointed to the Senate seat. Court papers say that “Candidate 1” eventually removed “herself” from consideration for the Senate seat.
In a Nov. 11 phone conversation with an aide, Blagojevich talked at length about “Candidate 1” and said he knew that Obama wanted her for the open seat but “they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation. (Expletive) them.”
One day later, Jarrett, a Chicago businesswoman who is one of three co-chairmen of Obama’s transition team and was a high-level adviser to his presidential campaign, made it known that she was not interested in the seat. And, on Nov. 15, Obama announced that Jarrett would be a senior White House adviser and assistant for intergovernmental relations.
What did Jarrett know and when did she know it? What did Obama know and when did he know it?
What did Strautmanis know and when did he know it? We need a Special Prosecutor to block the corruption before it spreads even further.
At least one top aide to Obama, Michael Strautmanis, previously worked for Blagojevich. Obama has appointed Strautmanis to serve as White House chief of staff to the presidential assistant for intergovernmental relations and public liaison. The Chicago native was legislative director and counsel to Blagojevich when the governor was a member of Congress and then helped Blagojevich win the governorship in 2002. There is no indication that Strautmanis is involved in the case.
Obama, once again pretends to be the piano player in the Whore House unaware of what was going on in the bedrooms upstairs.
“Like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the U.S. attorney’s office today. But as this is an ongoing investigation involving the governor, I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time,” Obama said – and then he said he wasn’t aware of Blagojevich’s maneuvering.
The Democratic National Committee which moved operations to Chicago also must answer questions from a Special Prosecutor. Obama and the B.O. administration as well as national Dimocrats cannot investigate themselves. A Special Prosecutor is needed.
Again, Blagojevich is not the central character in this Chicago opera of corruption. Antoin “Tony” Rezko is more of a central character than the governor. And we know that Rezko is Obama’s bagman. It is Rezko who fixed governmental and quasi governmental boards in Chicago and twisted them to his corrupt schemes.
Any doubt about the central role of Obama’s slumlord friend and bagman Antoin “Tony” Rezko is quickly abandoned after reading the Fitzgerald complaint. [READ THE FULL COMPLAINT HERE.]
A Special Prosecutor is needed right now to investigate the Obama Culture of Corruption.
Part II, tomorrow.