Skip to comments.(Jesse) Jackson (Jr.) dropped $100K on legal bills after Blago arrest
Posted on 01/30/2009 6:21:16 AM PST by Zakeet
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) spent $100,000 on legal expenses one week after it became clear that he was listed in Gov. Rod Blagojevichs (D) arrest documents as Senate Candidate No. 5, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
Jackson paid Chicago attorney James Montgomery $100,000 from his campaign account in one lump-sum payment on Dec. 18. The payment represents a very large amount nearly one-tenth of what Jackson raised last cycle.
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My boy is completely innocent. He only dropped a wad on lawyers
because he is a nature lover who likes to provide for sharks.
Sounds like SOMEBODY better call the Justice Brothers...
Amazing, isn’t it, how there are SO FEW STORIES in the media about the history and culture of Chicago/Illinois politics? NOTHING about how the man in the Oval Office is a product of that machine......
Guess the Drive Bys are just not that curious about the well-documented facts regarding such things.
But they’re not in the tank, no.
Obviously he needs some of the bailout money...
I gotta get me one of dem campaign accounts. I got lots’a bills to pay too.
Yeah, it’s only the innocent that drop a hundred K on their attorney for no reason.
But, since Jagmo's Rainbow-Push's 'tax exempt public records' are not so public, and kept Top Secret, and no one DARE ask to see them, we'll never know what he spent for his lawyer.
Excerpts from the transcript:
Fitzgerald: "In the governor words -- governor's words, quote, 'Fire all those bleeping people. Get them the bleep out of there. And get us some editorial support', close quote. And the bleeps are not really bleeps."
Fitzgerald: "A month or so ago a $1.8 billion tollway project was announced. While that tollway project was being announced, Governor Blagojevich was privately seeking to have a person benefiting from that contract raise $100,000 in contributions, and privately the government (sic) said, 'I could have made a larger announcement but wanted to see how they would perform by the end of the year. If they don't perform, bleep 'em.' That's a quote. And the word 'bleep' was not the word he used."
Fitzgerald: "The governor's own words describing the Senate seat, quote, 'It's a bleeping valuable thing -- thing. You just don't give it away for nothing', close quote."
Fitzgerald: "Another quote, 'I've got this thing, and it's bleeping golden. And I'm just not giving it up for bleeping nothing. I'm not going to do it, and I can always use it; I can parachute me there,' quote. Those are his words, not our characterization, other than with regard to the bleep."
Fitzgerald: "The tapes reveal that Governor Blagojevich wanted a number of things in exchange for making the appointment to the Senate seat -- an appointment as secretary of health and human services or an ambassadorship, an appointment to a private foundation, a higher paying job for his wife or campaign contributions."
"Mrs. Blago, the former Patti Mell, won the hearts of old-school thugs everywhere with her f-word-filled rants captured on FBI wiretaps, some of which were colorfully detailed in the criminal complaint against her hubby..." --Michelle Malkin, December 17, 2008
Democrats insist: "Blagojevich is insane!"
Efforts To Save Other Dems From Charges
"We want to avoid his Arkancide."
That’s a lot of Rainbow Coalition money, but I guess it beats paying it out to some trampy assistant who gets herself knocked up by daddy.
The point here is the fraud prosecutor did not wish to go to the ends of the earth like he did dredging up some process crime for Libby...gee, given those tapes, which he chose to only release some of, there was more than ample evidence to let that thing continue to rope in bigger fish. No one is ever going to tell me that the huge time gap did not have at least one of those bums in the white house, try RE, on a tape that was not flattering to him or to his sun god boss. Few times in any corruption cases has the government had as good a chance to root out a good deal of the bums. In this particular instance, after 6 years of work, they chose to end the matter by filing an information and arrest the one guy who would have been a link to others!
What a joke.
Translation: CRAP the bastard got caught. Quick get over the side of the boat before he bleeds all over everyone.
GRRREAT FReeper comments BUMP!
(Sluggo Blago is gonzo. Whew that was close.)
At least in this case Blago doesn’t seem to give a damn about his reputation or his relationship with fellow Democrats. Expect a tell all book from him that paints Rahm in an extremely unflattering light. At this point it’s probably in the ex-governor’s best interest for Rahm to remain in his high position until the book comes out because it will increase the book sales.
Ohy, $100k on lawyers.
Then, a fire at his home over the Christmas holiday.
If only his home records burnt to a crisp before Jr. paid the Lawyer’s
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