In the Roland Burris-Rob Blagojevich transcript that got released earlier this week, Burris’ law partner, Fred Lebed, is mentioned as a key player in their discussions. That’s critical because, by the time of the conversation, Lebed may have already done Blago a big favor–getting his wife hired.
|By: emptywheel Friday March 6, 2009 1:19 pm|
It seems that Fred Lebed, Roland Burris’ partner, may have been thinking of favors he could do to support Burris’ candidate to be Senator.
|By: emptywheel Thursday February 26, 2009 7:36 am|
In Roland, the Sequel, Roland I’s son gets a job from Rod Blagojevich he’s not qualified to have.
|By: emptywheel Monday February 23, 2009 1:59 pm|
As Roland Burris’ allies–and the Politico–would have it, his biggest problem right now is that the media strategy he employed to manage his admissions that he has much deeper ties to Rod Blagojevich than he let on was insufficient to the task.
|By: emptywheel Monday February 23, 2009 6:35 am|
I was gone a whole week, and Burris didn’t even resign? That makes him more stubborn than either Rove or Gonzales.
|By: emptywheel Sunday February 15, 2009 9:37 am|
Given Burris’ and Ettinger’s numerous statements, it appears that Burris and RobBlago were trying to find a way for Burris to give without the donations to be traceable to Burris.
|By: emptywheel Sunday February 15, 2009 7:57 am|
Here’s a prediction of where the new Burris controversy is going: I suspect we’ll find out, in coming days, that while Burris did not donate directly to Blago, he never refused to bundle donations for Blago. I don’t know whether Burris actually did bundle donations, but I suspect we’ll learn that Burris has never refused to bundle donations.
|By: emptywheel Sunday February 15, 2009 6:46 am|
Check out the evidence and see whether you agree or not that Roland Burris clearly intended to hide the conversations he had with Rob Blagojevich about a quid pro quo for the Senate seat.
|By: emptywheel Saturday February 14, 2009 6:37 am|
It turns out Roland Burris wasn’t completely forthcoming about the extent of his conversations with the Blago camp about the Senate seat.
|By: emptywheel Monday January 12, 2009 12:07 pm|
CRS says that the Senate can exclude Roland Burris. But that doesn’t mean they will.