BREAKING: Fitzmas Watch: Fitzgerald about to indict sitting politician.
Looks like it’s Alderman Isaac Carothers, a close ally of Mayor Daley. And isn’t that interestingly close to the center of a lot of power structures Press conference starts at 2 PM CST.
It’s Blago Time! [UPDATED]
Fitzmas in April for the man Barack Obama endorsed for re-election in 2006? The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago said Thursday it will release news late in the afternoon about a “significant criminal matter” that will include a court filing. A written statement gave no information on what the subject might be, but in early January, federal Judge James Holderman gave the office three additional | Read More »
Palate cleanser: Fitzgerald to stay on as US Attorney.
Well, this cheers me up after the last story. Via Hot Air Headlines: Blago, Libby prosecutor to stay on Patrick Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney in Chicago who brought criminal fraud charges against Rod Blagojevich, will be staying in his job in the Obama administration, even though he was appointed to the position by President George W. Bush. [snip] But Fitzgerald will not be asked to | Read More »
Holder should be Fitzgerald’s next target
I have read various comments that Holder is not qualified to be the AG. He clearly has the education, training and experience so I would not maintain that he isn’t qualified. It’s what he has done with that education, training and experience that renders him unfit to be Attorney General. Andrew McCarthy at NRO appears to have unearthed the smoking gun, shown by the piece you will find here: | Read More »
Meet Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D, IL-4). He likes real estate deals.
Blagojevich crony, by the way. Mentioned in passing in this WSJ article, so I took a look-see, and hey: acts like you’d expect a Blagojevich crony would. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez has made more than $420,000 on real estate deals Many are done with campaign contributors When U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez was looking to buy in the sizzling Bucktown real estate market, he teamed up | Read More »
Re: Rezko sentencing.
But you do have to admit: it’s one heck of a Fitzmas present.