Andy Martin sought criminal probe of Barack Obama in November, 2006
INTERNET EDITOR AND REPUBLICAN CORRUPTION FIGHTER ANDY MARTIN REQUESTS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO “DEAL” BETWEEN SENATOR BARACK OBAMA AND INDICTED INFLUENCE PEDDLER TONY REZKO.
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: Internet journalist/editor Andy Martin
WHERE: Southeast corner of Wabash and Ontario Streets, Chicago, (St. James Cathedral)
WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2006 11:00 A.M.
WHAT: Andy Martin will hold a news conference to announce that he has filed a complaint with the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division of the U. S. Department of justice seeking a criminal investigation into the financial links between U. S. Senator Barack Obama and indicted Illinois influence peddler Tony Rezko. The complaint also names U. S. Representative Luis Gutierrez. After his newsconference, Martin will go to the U. S. Attorney’soffice to leave a letter for the foreperson of the U.S. Grand Jury.
“Mr. Obama says he made a ‘mistake’ when he entered into a deal with Tony Rezko,” Martin will state. “On the contrary, Obama committed a crime, and he knew it. Rezko was engaged in influence peddling, plain and simple. Obama was not some unsophisticated jerk. He had served as an Illinois State Senator, a body that has been a fulcrum of corruption for decades. He knew the ‘players.’ What Obama did is no different than the same kind of ‘honest graft’ that has sent Illinois politicians to jail since Governor Otto Kerner. Now that the election is over, it is time to focus attention on what I believe was Obama’s criminal conduct.”
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BIO: Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster, critic and corruption fighter Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. Martin has forty years experience covering nationaland international politics. Martin has beenfighting political corruption in Illinois since he was a law student at the University of Illinois. Columns also posted atpoliticalgateway.com. Comments? E-mail:AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web site: AndyforIllinois.com© Copyright by Andy Martin 2006.