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Burris tried to raise funds for Blagojevich

February 18, 2009

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— U.S. Sen. Roland Burris now acknowledges attempting to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich — an explosive twist in his evolving story on how he landed a coveted Senate appointment from the man accused of trying to sell the seat.

Burris made the admission to reporters late Monday, after releasing an affidavit over the weekend saying he had more contact with Blagojevich advisers about the Senate seat than he had described under oath to the state House panel that recommended Blagojevich’s impeachment. The Democrat also said in the affidavit, but not before the panel, that the governor’s brother asked him for fundraising help.

Though Burris insists he never raised money for Blagojevich while the governor was considering whom to appoint to the seat President Barack Obama vacated, the revelation that he had attempted to do so is likely to increase calls for Burris’ resignation.

Comments

Omegatron 6 years, 5 months ago

The crook appointed another crook to office. Illinois politics, nothing new.

Chris Ogle 6 years, 5 months ago

When asked by media about funding Blago, Burris said " I didn't give any money, I don't have any"
Political folks never cease to amaze me.

jmadison 6 years, 5 months ago

His initial change in affadavit occurred on Feb 5, apparently unreported by the press. The stimulus bill passed on Feb 13 with 60 votes. Do you think he would have been able to vote on the stimulus bill if his change of testimony in his relationship with Blago had been known prior to his vote? Change we can believe in!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 5 months ago

"Yeah but he is black, what are you racist?"

Obviously, that's your self-appointed role on this forum.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 5 months ago

What are they saying in Chicago? "Sen. Roland "Tombstone" Burris (D-Lying Weasel) hatches his lies by the minute; they bubble out of his mouth like insect larvae from the mud. Once their wings are dry, they launch from our senator's lips and buzz. Yet with all the buzzing, let's consider a few things. First, there are two Chicago politicians who should get credit for Burris being in the Senate to embarrass everyone in Illinois. No, not just former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He appointed Burris, but that's not the whole story. I'm talking about two other Chicago pols: President Barack Obama. And Illinois House Speaker Michael "What Affidavit?" Madigan." Read the rest at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-18-feb18,0,4327749.column

Shelley Bock 6 years, 5 months ago

Once again "No night games" Marion gets his facts wrong. He simply can't read and when he's wrong, he can't admit it.

He didn't criticize Bush for his secret executive orders regarding torture and other activities because they remained secret or "No night games" Marion agreed with them. Obama's "secret" executive orders really aren't that secret, are they.

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