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Kangaroo Court?

Posted by tothewire on January 27, 2009

Prosecutor in Blagojevich Impeachment Trial Calls for Testimony from FBI Agent

The Illinois Senate has convened a historic impeachment trial to determine whether Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be removed from office for trying to sell President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat in an alleged pay-for-play scheme.

The prosecutor in Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment trial wants senators to hear from an FBI agent about the affidavit describing alleged crimes by the governor.

Prosecutor David Ellis also is asking to introduce comments from a judge confirming the FBI acted properly in recording the governor’s conversations.

Blagojevich’s impeachment trial began Monday without the Democratic governor. He was making television appearances in New York and attacking the trial as unfair.

Ellis is presenting evidence senators will use to decide whether Blagojevich should be ousted.
That includes a criminal complaint describing conversations in which Blagojevich allegedly tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat.

He also wants to present evidence showing the scandal’s impact on Illinois — including Congressional legislation to bar Blagojevich from handling federal economic-stimulus money.

Blagojevich spent Monday in New York, where he made several TV appearances to proclaim his innocence.

It would take a two-thirds vote in the Senate to convict Blagojevich and remove him from office. Senators also could vote to bar him from ever holding office again.

Associated Press


4 Responses to “Kangaroo Court?”

  1. buffo said

    Bloggo is king don’t take him down. This is a right wing plot.


  2. buffo said

    If he was wrong why was he on the view


  3. buffo said

    please save bloggo!!!!!!!!


  4. Lawman2 said

    ROFLMAO hey there buffo!


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