We’re now up to version 4.0, and by now you have to wonder just what is on those FBI tapes. Whatever it is, it must be juicy:
Burris now acknowledges fundraising effort for Blagojevich
U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has acknowledged he sought to raise campaign funds for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich at the request of the governor’s brother at the same time he was making a pitch to be appointed to the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama.
Continue reading Burris changes story on Blagojevich relationship. Again.
Let’s just say that the Democratic Party over there has a history of this sort of thing.
Annnnd that would be perjury:
Blago hit up Burris for cash
EXCLUSIVE | In his third sworn version of events, senator confirms pitch for donations
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother solicited U.S. Sen. Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign cash before Blagojevich named Burris to the coveted post — something Burris initially failed to disclose under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel, records and interviews show.
Burris (D-Ill.) acknowledges being hit up for the money in a new affidavit he has sent to the head of the House committee that recommended Blagojevich be removed from office.
Continue reading Well, Senator Burris (D-IL) is from Illinois.
Because all good things must come to an end. The bit about how Burris was doing opposition research for Blagojevich in 2006 came at precisely the right time, though: too late for the Democrats to do anything about it.
Burris approved for Obama’s old Senate seat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate officials on Monday approved Roland Burris to fill the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, which would give Democrats 58 of the Senate’s 100 seats, their biggest majority since 1981.
Barring unanticipated objections from Senate Republicans, Burris, appointed to the seat by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, could be sworn in within days.
The decision was a major about-face by the Democratic leadership, which initially vowed that the December appointment would not stand because Blagojevich had been arrested on charges of having earlier tried to sell the seat.
Continue reading Burris finally seated.