Friday, March 6, 2009

Illinois County Prosecutor Seeking FBI Tapes of Burris

I was thinking my favorite punching bag, Roland Burris was old news considering the Obama Recession!

Now, Sangamon County, Illinois State's Attorney John Schmidt is seeking FBI wire taps to decide if perjury charges are warranted against "Senator" Burris.

CHICAGO -A county prosecutor exploring the possibility of perjury charges against U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has asked federal officials for FBI tapes of phone conversations between Burris and ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother, an individual with knowledge of the case said Friday.

Sangamon County State's Attorney John Schmidt wants to compare the taped conversations with what Burris said under oath before the House committee that voted to impeach Blagojevich, said the individual, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter could come before a grand jury.

Schmidt's request, first reported in Friday editions of the Chicago Sun-Times, comes after Burris repeatedly changed his story about his contact with Blagojevich's friends and aides in advance of being appointed.

It was not clear whether federal officials would give tapes to Schmidt, but the U.S. Attorney's office did release four FBI wiretaps of Blagojevich conversations — edited to delete information the government considered too sensitive — to state lawmakers who ultimately removed Blagojevich from office in January.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich could not be reached for comment because I do not have his phone number.
Yet, considering Blago's affinity for the media, I might be able to score an interview on of these days!

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