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Fitzgerald Prohibits IL House Blago Probe

From a concerned Associated Press:

Prosecutor Limits Blagojevich Impeachment Probe

Christopher Wills
December 23, 2008

Federal prosecutors are asking an Illinois House impeachment committee not to delve into the criminal charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, warning that it could "significantly compromise" their investigation.

Members of the committee have promised to abide by any direction from prosecutors on what should be off limits, so the request from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald means the panel won’t question Blagojevich aides and campaign donors about possible crimes…

The impeachment committee had asked Fitzgerald for guidance on what it could review without jeopardizing his criminal investigation.

In a response released Tuesday, Fitzgerald asked the committee not to interview a long list of people, including current and former Blagojevich aides who might be part of the investigation.

"Any inquiry into these topics, as well as the taking of testimony from present and former members of the governor’s staff, could significantly compromise the ongoing criminal investigation," Fitzgerald wrote…

Committee members have said that if they can’t pursue the criminal charges, then their fact-gathering work is largely done

Thank goodness that Mr. Fitzgerald is limiting any inquiries into his obviously non-partisan and thorough investigation.

(One is reminded how Mr. Fitzgerald swore Mr. Armitage to silence about being the Plame “leaker,” so that he could continue his historic investigation.)

Now all of our worries about any possible cover-up are completely put to rest.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Fitzgerald Prohibits IL House Blago Probe”

  1. sheehanjihad says:

    Remember how it has been repeatedly posted here that the Blago corruption scandal will NOT INCLUDE Honest Obe? Feast your eyes on just the beginning.

    Blago can severely damage Obamy’s administration…..he knows it. They know it. So thus, Blago bragging about how he wont be touched by the accusations.

    Ten to one says he skates! Obamy is a lot more important than corrupt Governors !!

  2. proreason says:

    One has to pull out the Orwellian word to describe this one.

    It will be interesting to see the machinations of the oh-so-apolitical Mr. Fitzpatrik to keep Obamy squeeky clean as the rival crime-boss Blago threatens to blow his cover.

    Something tells me Mr Blago will be experiencing a mysterious fatal illness in the near future.

  3. sheehanjihad says:

    He will probably commit suicide by shooting himself six or seven times in the back of the head. Fosters! It’s not just for Washington!

  4. GuppyNblue says:

    I think Fitzgerald just wants to orchestrate this whole thing his way and justice has got nothing to do with it. Taking down Blago is enough to keep his name in the mainstream and he can gain some appreciation from those he might cover for. Most Dems probably wouldn’t mind throwing Blago under the buss but any implication around Obama would bring all the wrath of the liberals and their media against him. He would be smeared form California to New York.

    When this is all said and done will people remember to ask why taking testimony from members of the governor’s staff would compromise his investigation? They’re not asking him to explain now and won’t remember to later.

    “Committee members have said that if they can’t pursue the criminal charges, then their fact-gathering work is largely done…”

  5. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    They cannot take down Blago. Might accidentally catch the “wrong” people. Wink, Wink. I can hear Obama screaming all the way from Hawaii, ” You crooked Illinois political bastards are making ME LOOK BAD!!!” LMAO

  6. Florida Heather says:

    Yep. It’s fun to play connect the people. Blago’s atty addressing the state leg. this week basically saying you can’t impeach, you know you won’t, here’s why–everyone here talks this way but it’s as innocent as a dog who’s all bark no bite (ps. if anyone here wants to challenge that notion, I’m sure we can find something that’ll prove you a dog, too). So this attorney is talking, everyone’s listening. People are glad the prosecutor is stepping in with these limitations. One has to wonder if Obama sought some cover through Fitz in the form of a week of dodging questions until the holiday could create some true distance. The thing is that people are actually gullible enough enough to believe this liar–Obama–over and over. I didn’t know Wright was saying these controvesial things, and then he says he did. He didn’t know Ayers then, it was all about education. Resko–felon, convicted in political scheming–Obama’s Blagojevich’s–all have had real estate transactions involving Resko, but of course this has nothing to do with any criminal behavior on the part of Resko. Look, I know I’m dreaming, but my absolute wet dream is that Fitz is scamming everyone else to get to Obama before he takes office. I started that fantasy when I heard Fitzgerald stopped Chicago in the middle of a “crime spree,” and I’m thinking but why stop short of an overt act? Much harder to prosecute, and then I thought–wait a sec–the best way to get to Obama is to give him leave to do what ever is necessary to distance himself. He’ll lie (Fitz has been taping these conversations long before the election was over); Obama will ruin his self. He’s so corrupt, and denying things is second nature to him. Just give Obama a little rope, and he’ll tie his own noose. Blago’s not going anywhere including jail. I suspect all the foul mouthing of Obama was Blago’s indignation at him up on a phantom high horse. Under the bus all right! I hope that Obama is tossed under there, and would like Blago to do for any selfish reason he can think of. Bye bye Bama!

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