Did Rahm Tip Off Federal Investigators To Blagojevich?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ethics, Illinois, Law, Video

That’s the speculation at this hour…

And it looks like Blagojevich was going after everybody for money, even Warren Buffett…

In a November 11th conversation with John Harris, his Chief of Staff, Blagojevich said he could start a 501(c)(4) political organization to extract money from the billionaire Sage of Omaha, whom the governor called Obama’s “friend.”

“What, for you?” Harris replied.

“Yeah,” said Blagojevich.

The next day, Blagojevich again brought up the idea of creating a political entity, suggesting that Obama could get Buffett or even Microsoft founder Bill Gates to help underwrite it.

Such donors, the governor said, could put “10 to 15 million in it so I can advocate health care and other issues I care about and help them, while I stay as Governor, [Obama’s adviser is] a Senator.”

Blagojevich proposed controlling the 501 (c) (4) through a board of directors and then taking over the organization after leaving office.

At this point, Blagojevich looks like he’s completely screwed.


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One Response to “Did Rahm Tip Off Federal Investigators To Blagojevich?”

  1. Donklephant » Blog Archive » Rahm Not The Blagojevich Tipster Says:

    [...] A reporter suggested yesterday that he may have been, but Emanuel denies it. [...]

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