Andy Martin says Blagogate is morphing into Obamagate
Martin now questions the motives behind the arrest of the Illinois governor. Constitutional expert Martin says the shenanigans involving Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich are a spreading cancer that reflect a de facto coup by Obama’s supporters in Illinois government and possibly the U. S. Attorney’s office. Martin says the stonewalling by Obama’s senior advisers and Obama’s casual response to requests for facts about his role reflect something amiss in the Obama camp.
Obama author Andy Martin believes “Blagogate” may be morphing into “Obamagate,” as Obama’s evasiveness takes a toll on him
Martin says Illinoisans may have been the victim this week of a “de facto political coup” by Barack Obama & Co.
Does Obama have a “Deep Throat” in the federal government in Chicago?
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DOES OBAMA HAVE A “DEEP THROAT” INSIDE THE U. S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE? IS THAT DEEP THROAT PATRICK FITZGERALD OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO FITZGERALD?
WHY IS IT TAKING OBAMA “SEVERAL DAYS” TO ASSEMBLE A SIMPLE LIST OF CONTACTS BETWEEN HIS TINY STAFF AND GOVERNOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH’S OFFICE?
IS OBAMA “PLAYING FOR TIME?” IT APPEARS SO
DOES “STONEWALLING” BY EMANUEL AND AXELROD RAISE THE WATERGATE QUESTION, “WHAT DID THEY KNOW AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT?”
(CHICAGO)(December 12, 2008) “Blagogate,” of course, concerns the questionable conduct of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. But as Blagogate metastasizes, “Obamagate” is starting to emerge.
Obama may not be guilty in Blagogate, but he is acting guilty. His evasiveness is significant. The obvious evasiveness of Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod is highly significant. This is the way Watergate began.
I first walked into the federal courthouse in Chicago forty years ago. After spending forty years in a building on and off, you learn a lot about the place, and the people who work there. Something stinks in Blagogate, and that odor is now morphing into Obamagate.
Obama said Thursday he needs a “few days” to compile a list of contacts. A few days? He sure isn’t taking the arrest of the governor seriously, or acting expeditiously. His response time reflects a leisurely attitude to getting the facts out. It also reflects deliberate evasiveness. I read Lynn Sweet’s comments today from Boston, and David Axelrod apparently refused to provide the date when he last spoke to Blagojevich, http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/1327703,CST-NWS-sweet12.article Why couldn’t he give a simple, straight answer?
Rahm Emanuel was attending a children’s concert when Obama was announcing his HEALTH team. HEALTH team. Emanuel took a walk, and stonewalled.
The cover story that Valerie Jarrett was never interested in the senate seat is hogwash. Can you image how powerful her role could be if she was sitting inside the senate caucus as an Obama intimate? She may not have had a burning desire to be a U. S. Senator, but to say no one was interested in seeing her appointed to Obama’s vacant and unused seat is blarney.
On and on it goes.
Let me tell you straight up where I am heading. I think Obama has a “Deep throat” in the U. S. Attorney’s Office. It could be Fitzgerald, but probably not. Rather, someone close to Fitzgerald is the mole.
Governor Blagojevich’s behavior is certainly loathsome and possibly criminal. But that is no excuse for the lynch mob circling his office. Blago is not going quietly into the night. There will be dog fighting of legendary proportions. And slowly, but inexorably, Obama is being sucked into conflict. Obamagate is rising from the ashes of Blagogate.
By inauguration day, Obama could be bleeding. He could be politically dead before he even takes the oath of office. Obama, after all, is a man of “confidence,” not substance. He has created public “confidence” that he will do something. But what? Public confidence can erode in an instant, as it did for Blagojevich.
All we have seen to date is edited and thus self-serving government versions of tapes that raise serious doubts among lawyers. I was the first to question the strength of the federal case; others are following me. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-oped1212crimedec12,0,7874931.story
ContrarianCommentary.com usually leads, and we are on the cutting edge of this story.
I had a feeling during the Tony Rezko trial that the U. S. Attorney’s office was protecting Obama. The criminal case against Barack Obama concerning the Rezko land deal for the purchase of Obama’s mansion was a good deal stronger than the criminal case against Governor Blagojevich involving the “sale” of Obama’s senate seat. But the prosecutors walked away from a strong Rezko-Obama charge, while they are now trying to pump up a weak Blagojevich crime. Who did it, and why?
Likewise, Obama was tipped to the Blagojevich situation some time in November. Not every one was in on the tip. Obama kept the information close to his chest. There was also an unseemly haste on Tuesday to absolve the Obama campaign of any wrongdoing. Deep throat, can you hear me?
Finally, anyone following Blagogate would be a fool to believe that Blago has no evidence to support his defense or to undermine the government’s case against him.
What has happened this week in Chicago, under the auspices of federal prosecutors and Barack Obama, is nothing less than an attempted coup. The FBI released “edited” tapes. Blago was not allowed to present a defense. And a chorus of media goons starting demanding an immediate resignation. This was a de facto coup. And it may have failed. It may have backfired.
Rather than Blago shaking down Obama, the facts may ultimately show that when Blago stood in Obama’s way, however wrongly, Obama used his juice inside the federal government to remove Obama forcibly. I have always felt that Obama has dictatorial inclinations. We may have seen the first installment this week in Chicago.
Go back and look at the 1969 film “Z” by the director Costa-Gavras. What first appears to be a mistaken killing turns out on closer inspection to be an attempted coup. Or, go see the new movie “Doubt” this weekend. Both films deal with the distortions of reality which can take place when all the facts are not known.
Obamagate? You heard it here first.
After forty years in the U. S. Courthouse I can hear the ghosts. You see and learn a lot in 40 years. And what I have seen tells me something is terribly wrong with Blagojevich’s arrest. What’s wrong with Blagogate is Obamagate.
[P.S. I have been warned I could be in danger. I tend to discount such suggestions. But if anything does happen to me, you will know who was behind it.]
[P.P.S. This column is the first chapter of what I expect to become a very long and complex story. Obamagate has a long way to go.]
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