Monday, January 26, 2009

News you may have missed -- because nobody's reporting it: Top Obama staffers served subpoenas in the Blago case

It's just an oversight, I'm sure. Top Obama staffers get served orders, compelling them to testify in a government corruption trial and you can't find the story anywhere but the conservative blogosphere.

Among the subpoenas served by Patrick Fitzgerald:

David Axelrod, Obama's "Karl Rove" and the biggest surprise on the list. Obama's team issued a report in December that said his staff had no "inappropriate contact" with Blago, so the inclusion of Axelrod is a bit of a shock.

Valerie Jarrett, Blago's "Senate Candidate 1", a real estate management executive and political hack of the first order. Her ties to failed and fraudulent real estate deals in Chicago were the subject of numerous investigations and should have instantly disqualified her for any public office.

Rahm Emanuel was already deeply involved in the case with some reports describing as many as 21 conversations with Blago's office during the period in question.

Tony Rezko, Obama's first advocate, fundraiser and adviser, was convicted last year on numerous charges related to kickbacks, is awaiting sentencing. Rezko is "cooperating with authorities, FBI Agent Daniel Cain said in an affidavit."

George Bush's staffers couldn't incur a late fee on a DVD at Blockbuster without it being front page, above the fold. This isn't news?

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