Opinion| Steven Ahle| Rod Blagojevich is not staying silent after serving nearly eight years in prison.
He says that it was Obama that started the conversation about the open Senate seat. Not only that, but he claims that Barack Obama sent an intermediary to talk to Blago about the seat on election night.
Obama denied that happened, but David Axelrod said it did (and then had to backtrack on that and said Obama did not reach out to Blago).
In his interview with Jesse Waters, Blago did not say who Obama preferred, but he has hinted in the past that it was Valerie Jarrett, Chicago’s favorite slumlord.
“President Obama began the whole conversation because he sent someone to me as a middle man — a mediator — not unusual in politics on the night he was elected president to say that he would like to talk about his choice for the senate and to see what I might be willing to ask for. Political horsetrading, not what those corrupt prosecutors said it was.”
Former Illinois Governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich told Fox News host Jesse Watters that it was Barack Obama who began the whole conversation about his vacant Senate seat, and he even sent a middleman to Blago on election night.
Blago was prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to 14 years in prison for trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.
President Trump last Tuesday commuted Blago’s sentence after he served more than seven years in prison.
Barack Obama lied when he denied having any knowledge of Blagojevich’s efforts to sell his Senate seat after he won the presidential election in 2008.
“I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening,” President-elect Barack Obama said in a statement in December 2008.
But Obama’s senior advisor David Axelrod contradicted Obama’s statements on Blago and his vacant Senate seat.