ht: National Newswatch
THE bullish, foul-mouthed but effective Chicago arm-twister Rahm Emanuel has come under pressure to resign as Barack Obama’s chief of staff after it was revealed that he had been captured on court-approved wire-taps discussing the names of candidates for Obama’s Senate seat.
Emanuel’s presence at the heart of the scandal threatens to roil the president-elect’s administration as a Chicago prosecutor builds his corruption case against Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor.
Blagojevich has been accused of plotting to sell Obama’s Senate seat - which is in the governor’s gift - in return for financial and political favours.
(...)Ominously for Obama, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the property dealer and fixer who helped him to buy his $1.65m house in Chicago by purchasing an adjacent plot on the same day, has also been talking to investigators in an attempt to reduce a prison sentence following his conviction for fraud and bribery. Rezko is expected to be a key witness in the corruption case against Blagojevich but he also knows more than anybody about the house purchase and other deals with Obama.
Guess Obama ain't squeaky clean, eh?
Wonder what else there is that's disturbing about Obama? Oh, wait... there's plenty; I've blogged about some of it. Oh, didn't you know? Some did; most didn't, for most only listen to the Obama-loyalist mainstream media, who tend to ignore his disturbing negatives, preferring the artificial comfort of denial to dealing with the numbing coldness of reality.
Brace yourselves for future shocks about and linked to Obama.
The worst remains in the offing.
It's not going to be pretty.