Friday, October 10, 2008

The Heat's On Obama in Chicago Corruption Case


No wonder he's looking at buying 30-MINUTE ads...he may have a bunch of 'splainin' to do.


The Sun Times today gave a major clue that Barack Obama will indeed go down with Tony Rezko, sooner rather than later. It looks as though Rezko is about to turn on Alexi Giannoulias, the 30-year old State Treasurer of Illinois (who was elected only because Obama backed him).

Here’s where all the clues are…and then we’ll walk you through the local Chicago politics on how today’s hint by the Sun Times has us convinced, for the first time ever, that prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald could indeed send Barack Obama to jail

Quoting Sneed's column:

Sneed hears rumbles political fund-raiser/fixer Tony Rezko, who is now singing sweetly to the feds from his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, has been talking about his “dealings” with a Chicago bank, which has political connections

We just spoke with someone well-connected in Chicago politics who told us that the bank Sneed is talking about has to be Broadway Bank, which is owned by the politically-connected Giannoulias family. We were told that Sneed’s column confirms rumblings people we know heard independently that Tony Rezko is giving up the Giannoulias family to Patrick Fitzgerald

So---yah. Where's Obama?

The Giannoulias family was involved with Obama as far back as his first state senate campaign in 1996. It has been long rumored here in Chicago that Obama obtained a sweetheart deal on his first town home here in Chicago — which he could not have afforded otherwise — and guess who the financing came from for that house?

Umnnnhhhh....a sweetheart mortgage loan? So??

...One favor political Chicago claims Obama did for the Giannoulias family was in 2006 when, out of the blue, 29 year old Alexi Giannoulias, with no experience, and without ever having voted before, decides to run for State Treasurer of Illinois

Apparently there's more to follow.

Evidently Fitzgerald thinks that the 'quid pro quo' stuff rises to the level of some sort of indictable corruption.

We'll see.


Other Side said...

Wishful thinking.

Amy said...

Really? If John McCain were involved with the likes of Rezko, you'd be one of the first to want to see him thrown in jail, OS.

Anonymous said...

Should Obama get a slap on the wrist like St. John did for Keating 5? Or would you suggest we take it further?

Dad29 said...

I suggest we let the facts take us to a legal conclusion.

So far, not a lot of facts.

But there's a helluvalotta smoke.