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    Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    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.

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

    What did he know, and when did he know it? Time for a Special Prosecutor to look into the Obama Corruption.
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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    Go for it, get the special prosecutor in! Jump all over what a top aide to Blagojevich said... which is the entire basis for the argument... not like he would want to shift the blame away from Blagojevich or anything, you know implicate someone else so it doesn't look as bad on Blago?

    See the problem is, especially when you post a story like this, is, it's not about justice or anything, you just want an excuse to nail him. And I'm not talking about Bush to shift away from Obama, but how is it still, that a president could take you to war on false pretenses in Iraq, that cost the lives of over 4000 American soldiers... and yet you don't wanna investigate THAT!?

    Now if Obama did something wrong let's nail him, I'm merely trying to point out the imbalance.

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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    ... how is it a problem if the President knew of his intentions? I mean, it's not like anybody actually agreed to the man's demands. He got arrested. I guess I'm just not seeing what Obama should have done differently.
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    Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

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


    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.


    So if it comes out that Mr. Obama did indeed know, what affect do you think it would have on him if any at all?


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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    ... how is it a problem if the President knew of his intentions? I mean, it's not like anybody actually agreed to the man's demands. He got arrested. I guess I'm just not seeing what Obama should have done differently.




    Failure to report a crime is a pretty serious offense, for anyone, no?
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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Failure to report a crime is a pretty serious offense, for anyone, no?
    It is, but so far Harris just believes and felt confident that President Obama knew what was about to happen. That isn't that much proof. Depending on what evidence Harris produces will depend on if I belief an investigation is needed to look into what the President knew.

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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    I agree....
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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    It will be interesting to watch to say the less though. This could go poorly for either President Obama or Harris.

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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    If this was 4 years ago you all would be screaming witch hunt and waste of tax payer money. We'll see what happens though.
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    Re: Harris: Obama knew of Blagojevich plot

    What SOMEONE thought SOMEONE ELSE should have / must have known is immaterial.

    Only if it can be proven that the SOMEONE ELSE DID know and can be proven to have known, can their be an investigation into a possible crime having been committed.

    Do try (and yes i know it is almost impossible for you who automatically think SOMEONE ELSE is guilty) to remember that at least ostensibly, in the US a person is innocent until found guilty.

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