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angelatc
02-15-2009, 06:51 PM
http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2009/02/perjury-charges-against-roland-burris.html

Remember him? The guy Blago appointed to Obama's seat? Apparently there's no such thing as an honest Chicago politician.
State lawmakers are calling for a criminal investigation into whether U.S. Sen. Roland Burris committed perjury before a state impeachment panel, in the wake of a Sun-Times exclusive story published online today.

The development comes after the Chicago Democrat failed to initially disclose under oath to a House panel that he was hit up for campaign cash by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother.

State Rep. James Durkin (R-Western Springs) said Saturday that the Sangamon County state prosecutor‚s office will be asked to review Burris‚ Jan. 8 sworn testimony before the House panel to determine whether Burris (D-Ill.) perjured himself.

"I don't trust anything that comes out of Roland Burris‚ mouth or from his pen," Durkin said.

"We had a major league situation facing us. This is a United States senate seat that came under the most clouded of circumstances," Durkin said. "This is supposed to be about the year of reform this is about ethics and about transparency."

Durkin questioned why he found out about the additional testimony Friday night from the Sun-Times.

"Why were we kept out of the loop? Why were we kept out of the latest filing of Roland Burris?"

Word that Burris' account of his appointment has changed yet again came as a surprise to some of his colleagues in the Senate, who were not aware of the affidavit's filing until learning of it from press accounts. It was unclear what response might be triggered by Burris' revisions.

An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who initially sought to block Burris from being seated, said the Senate leader intended to take a closer look at Burris' new affidavit. But Reid's office declined to say whether the new revelations would reopen the question of whether Burris should be Illinois' junior senator. . . . .

And the Illinois GOP is calling for his head, but they're idiots.

tonesforjonesbones
02-15-2009, 07:13 PM
They are all corrupt as heck. tones

lynnf
02-15-2009, 08:43 PM
http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2009/02/perjury-charges-against-roland-burris.html

Remember him? The guy Blago appointed to Obama's seat? Apparently there's no such thing as an honest Chicago politician.

And the Illinois GOP is calling for his head, but they're idiots.


and Burris was supposed to be squeaky clean -- an man of integrity -- maybe relatively by Chicago standards!

lynn

Aratus
02-16-2009, 09:51 AM
methinks it meant he had not forked over cash as the FBI listened...
he's in the senate now because he sat back and let events happen.