Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Burris wiretaps with Blago's brother to be released

Depending what is on the tape, it could be damaging for Burris. As we know, Burris came into this seat under a cloud of scrutiny by being selected by the now kicked out of office former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

My take, the tapes are damaging and will only put the final nail in Burris' coffin not to even think about running for Obama's seat in 2010.

A federal judge said Tuesday he would allow the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee to have a federal wiretap of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother having a phone conversation with U.S. Sen. Roland Burris.

The conversation between Burris and the former governor's brother occurred while Blagojevich was still governor and before he named Burris to President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.

Burris has been under intense scrutiny because of the circumstances of his appointment by the disgraced former governor and for changing his story multiple times about whether he promised anything in exchange for the appointment.

The Senate Ethics Committee has begun a preliminary investigation. The Sangamon County State's Attorney is determining whether perjury charges are warranted.


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