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Andy Martin to Barack Obama: Remove Rattner now

April 18, 2009

Former law professor Andy Martin says it is inevitable that Barack Obama’s administration will be embarrassed as criminal charges against his associate’s “business associates” in New York come to trial.

Internet powerhouse Andy Martin becomes the first columnist to demand that Obama remove New York fixer Steven Rattner

Law professor Andy Martin plans to ask New York grand jury to widen scope of Rattner/Hevesi probe

“How is what Obama did with Rattner any different than what Blagojevich was doing in Chicago?” asks Andy

ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

“Factually Correct, Not
Politically Correct”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK

“INVESTIGATION? WHAT STINKING INVESTIGATION?”

INTERNET POWERHOUSE ANDY MARTIN DEMANDS THAT BARACK OBAMA BELATEDLY REMOVE STEVEN RATTNER

MARTIN SAYS OBAMA’S VETTING PROCESS WAS CORRUPTED BY MONEY AND INFLUENCE PEDDLING

“PAY TO PLAY? MAKE MY DAY,” SAYS MARTIN “THE ‘FIX’ IS IN?’ NOT.”

(NEW YORK)(April 18, 2009) Internet powerhouse Andy Martin will hold a New York City news conference today, Saturday, April 18th to demand that President Barack Obama remove Steven Rattner from any role in the auto industry rescue task force or the Treasury Department. Rattner is under investigation in a criminal prosecution involving kickbacks to former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi and his cronies. Martin plans to ask New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to broaden his criminal investigation to include Rattner and Rattner’s firm as targets.

“Barack Obama said he was bringing a new, higher standard of ethics to Washington,” Martin states. “He had a detailed questionnaire asking about every facet of a person’s life. Yet New York influence peddler Steven Rattner was appointed to a critical role as a member of the auto industry rescue task force and as a liaison with the Treasury Department. And Rattner says he told them he was under investigation for bribing public officials?

“What kind of ethics standards did Obama have in vetting his team? Chicago ethics? Rezko ethics? Blagojevich ethics? How is what Obama was doing—selling prominent roles in his administration to wealthy fundraisers—any different than what Rezko and Blagojevich did? Rezko, and Blago himself, were tripped up over the identical shenanigans: manipulating public pension funds for political gain.

“Rattner’s firm says the company expects that ‘no action will be taken.’ Why? Is the fix in? I am going to ask General Cuomo to allow me to testify before the Grand Jury.

“The reality is that people facing jail time can ‘give up’ Rattner to save their own skins. Hello? I have always said Obama is not much of a lawyer; but he should follow my advice: cut Rattner now. It’s only going to get worse.

“Today begins yet another effort to bring Barack Obama and his gang of pirates to justice. This time Obama was playing footsie with fundraisers in New York, who in turn were obviously bribing public employees. Amazingly enough, the undisputed evidence is that Rattner himself was doing the bribing. Rattner was as dumb as Blagojevich. And this is the man that is going to rescue the UAW, rescue the auto industry and help revive our economy. How? By bribing people?

“To quote that ancient prophet of biblical scripture at Trinity United Church in Chicago, ‘[Obama’s] chickens are coming home to roost.’ We are approaching the 100 days, and we are indeed ‘dazed’ by the relentless evidence of corruption, influence peddling and special interest solicitude in Obama’s posse.

“Rattner’s ‘defense’ that he disclosed the ‘pending investigation’ and he was still appointed to highly visible and critical roles by Obama shows that Obama is not much brighter than Blagojevich. What a disgrace to the White House. ‘We don’t need no stinkin’ investigation’ must have been the real standard of ethics review in Obama’s vetting process.

“Janet Napolitano: take my name. I am an opponent of Barack Obama’s Chicago-style sleaze. He has lowered the ethical standards in Washington even lower than they were when he arrived. Of course, I predicted all of this. It’s all there in our earlier columns.

“After his defeat, former New York Mayor Ed Koch used to say words to the effect that ‘the voters were wrong; now they must suffer.’ The American people were wrong to vote for Obama; now they are needlessly suffering because of his sleazy associates and louche ethics.”

Martin, who is an expert in and previously taught New York law, plans to ask this week that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo widen his grand jury probe to include Rattner and Rattner’s firm Quadrangle as targets.

Martin is currently rising funds to launch “Operation Aloha Obama II” in Honolulu on May 9th.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO:

Internet powerhouse and Obama Author Andy Martin

WHAT:

Internet warrior Andy Martin demands that Obama immediately remove New York influence peddler Steven Rattner from any connection with the Treasury Department/Auto Rescue Task Force

WHERE:

909 Third Avenue, public sidewalk in front of FDR Station, New York

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 4:00 P. M.

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639; CELL (917) 664-9329

ANDY E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com

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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York. He is an announced candidate for Barack Obama’s former U. S. Senate seat.

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One Comment
  1. John permalink

    Rattner is not under investigation, nor is he being accused of anything.

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