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Blagojevich/Burris wiretap to be released.
It’s been a while since we visited the Matter of Blagojevich, but one thing that you can always count on: there’s always going to be something new coming out from that glorious trainwreck.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday he would allow the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee to have a federal wiretap of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother having a phone conversation with U.S. Sen. Roland Burris.
To summarize why the Senate might want to listen to this recording: Burris, in the course of getting the US Senate to seat him…
- Signed an affidavit indicating that he never talked to Blagojevich’s aides.
- Admitted in his testimony that he actually talked to one of the Governor’s unofficial aides.
- Said in the same testimony that he didn’t remember talking to anybody else.
- Signed another affidavit later on – after he officially became Senator – that he actually had talked to some of Blagojevich’s aides.
- Admitted to reporters that he tried to do some fundraising for Blagojevich.
At this point, as the AP remarked:
Then he stopped answering questions, letting others speak on his behalf.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.