Barack Obama,  Rod Blagojevich

Updated: Why is Barack Obama Lying About Contact with Hot Rod Blagojevich? Part Two

During a meeting with former Vice President Al Gore, Barack Obama told reporters that he was not aware of the corruption surrounding Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, December 9, 2008

Why is Barack Obama lying about contact with Illinois Governor Blagojevich? The above video (3:31) shows Obama explicitly stating on December 9, 2008: “I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening.”

Yet, this photograph of one week previously (December 2, 2008) shows otherwise:


President-elect Barack Obama, right, greets Illinois Gov. Rob Blagojevich, left, at the Bipartisan meeting of the National Governor’s Association at Congress Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pa. Looking on are Gov. of Indiana., Mitch Daniels, left center, and Gov. of Ohio, Ted Strickland, right center.

So, say what?

The question is: Does Patrick Fitzgerald have Obama or close Obama aids on tape discussing Obama’s Senate seat with Hot Rod Blagojevich?

Certainly, Obama had motive and opportunity to discuss the Senate replacement matter personally with Hot Rod.

Exit Question: Will Obama be called before the Chicago Grand Jury to answer questions in the matter before the inauguration?

Stay tuned…..


Now, Ed Morrissey has another photo from Rod Blagojevich’s own newsletter:

Governor Blagojevich confers with now President‐Elect Barack Obama, undated

Go over to the Volokh Conspiracy and look at their timeline of events and see despite Obama’s denials that the actions of all the parties, including those purporting to speak for Obama, are consistent with Obama and his staff learning about Blagojevich’s corrupt plans on Monday, Nov. 10.

Stay tuned……

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  • mudanzas huesca

    As a Republican who was less than excited about my party’s nomination this past November, I’ve always thought that “The Chosen One” having come out of the notorious Chicago Political Machine was going to somewhere in his tenure, have some skeletons hauled out of his closet. I just never dreamed it was going to be BEFORE he was even sworn in. I think Obama administration is going to make Bill Clinton look like an upright citizen!

  • Emery

    He is dirty just like Blago is. The honeymoon is no officially over. The change Obama is bringing to Washington is Chicago Democratic dirty politics. Where is Bob Woodward now? Same place he was during the Clinton scandals. Not reporting it.