August 9, 2010, - 2:32 pm
Perhaps his and his wife’s strategy of appearing on dumb NBC reality shows worked.
A couple of weeks or so ago, I predicted that deposed Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich would be found guilty by a federal jury in Chicago. But, now, it looks like I should hedge my bets.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald Protected Obama & Company re Blago
Today’s the ninth day of jury deliberations. And, as any defense attorney can tell you, the longer a jury stays in the jury room, the more likely they will acquit a criminal defendant. If they thought he was guilty, the jury members would have likely delivered their verdict within a day or two. So, it looks good for Blago. He’s likely to be acquitted, or the trial will end with a hung jury.
The really annoying thing about this trial was Blago’s inability to get Obama and his people to testify. I warned you that the judge and the prosecutor, Patrick Fitzgerald, would do their best to keep this from happening, just as a Chicago-based federal agent told me, and I reported it to you, that Fitzgerald even held off on the indictment until after Obama was elected. I warned you that Fitzgerald is a liberal who pursues “justice” with a partisan vengeance reminiscent of Soviet show trials. Just ask Scooter Libby, who lost his law license and has a criminal record, whereas Richad Armitage, the liberal man who actually leaked Valerie Plame’s name, never had to answer for it.
That was a travesty. And that’s par for the Fitzgerald course. It’s also why the Obamaniks skated in this trial–skated from testifying, answering for their actions, etc.
So, do you agree that this length of time in the jury room makes it almost a certainty that Blago goes free?
Tags: Barack Obama, Blago, deliberations, federal trial, Governor, Hung jury, jury, Ninth Day, Patrick FitzGerald, Rod Blagojevich