Surprise… Blagojevich Was a Bookie Linked to the Chicago Mob
Great… Obama helped put a bookie for the mob into the Illinois Governor’s mansion.
Nice work, Barack.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, taking an oath next to Barack Obama pre-2008, allegedly said, “I want to make money” off the power to pick Obama’s Senate successor. (NY Post)
Lincoln is rolling over in his grave.
ABC 7 reported:
The ABC7 I-Team has learned that an attorney who went undercover for the FBI in the late 1980’s says he told federal authorities years ago about wrongdoing by Blagojevich.
His name is Robert Cooley.
Cooley was a criminal defense lawyer in Chicago in the late 1980’s who became one of the most potent witnesses against Chicago corruption, testifying for federal prosecutors in cases that resulted in dozens of convictions.
Cooley says that before Rod Blagojevich got into politics he was a bookmaker on the North Side who regularly paid the Chicago mob to operate.
Meanwhile… Blago will likely hold a press conference toward the end of this week.
That ought to be good.
More… Emanuel reportedly pressed for Jarrett to be appointed.