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DOES THE APPLE FALL FAR FROM THE TREE?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 15, 2012) — Rod Blagojevich, who was governor of Illinois when Barack Hussein Obama II was a state senator, arrived at a Colorado federal prison today to serve a 14-year prison term.
Blagojevich called the sentence a “calamity.” He gave a “farewell speech” just before beginning his sentence in which he said that he believed that the political “horse-trading” he had done was legal. “And THIS, is the hardest thing I’ve EVER had to do. But it is the law, and we follow the law, and I will begin to do that tomorrow,” he said.
He will be housed at the federal correctional facility in Englewood, CO and is not the first Illinois governor to go to federal prison. He was convicted on 18 counts, including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama after he was elected president.
After his arrest in 2008, Blagojevich was impeached and removed from the governorship after phone calls recorded by the FBI revealed that he had tried to make a large sum of money from selling the seat, which was his responsibility to fill. Obama was implicated by a witness, but a judge shielded him from testifying.
Another acquaintance of both Obama and Blagojevich, Tony Rezko, is serving time in prison for money laundering and other corruption convictions. Rezko had been a fundraiser for both Blagojevich and Obama, and Obama had bought property with Rezko’s assistance under questionable circumstances which were known before the presidential election.
Sean Hannity had reported in July 2010 that Rezko’s trouble stemmed from his association with Blagojevich. A transcript from his show reads, in part:
After all, it was Rezko’s corrupt dealings with Blagojevich that ultimately landed him behind bars. And his connections to the president run even deeper. Rezko has long been a top Obama donor. In the past Obama has represented a firm owned by Rezko. In 2005 when Rezko was known to be under federal investigation, Obama purchased land from him for well over the assessed value. Obama later apologized for the purchase.
Other associations among Obama, Blagojevich and others have been questioned.
The long-form birth certificate presented to the public on April 27, 2011 as well as Obama’s Selective Service registration card have been determined to be forgeries by a Cold Case Posse from Maricopa County, AZ. Neither the White House nor the FBI will answer questions from The Post & Email about the allegations. Recently The Post & Email asked the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer whether or not a search warrant could be issued for the computer used to upload the alleged forgery to the White House server and received no response, although previous questions had been answered promptly.
Why would a sitting president produce forgeries in lieu of real documents?