October 29, 2012, - 6:06 pm

Ex-Prosecutor Rewarded for Not Going After Obama in Rezko/Blago Cases, Gets Luxe Partnership @ Obama Law Firm

By Debbie Schlussel

Remember Patrick Fitzgerald? He’s the U.S. Attorney in Chicago who went after and indicted Cheney adviser Scooter Libby for NOT being the source of the “Valerie Plame is a CIA Agent” leak. He’s also the same U.S. Attorney who refused to go after Barack Obama, despite his improper and quite shady dealings with convicted felon Tony Rezko. And, as an insider federal agent told me and I told you on this site, Fitzgerald deliberately waited until after the election to go after Blago, despite having enough to go after him while Obama was campaigning against McCain in the summer of 2008. Fitzgerald covered the whole thing up. And guess what? As a reward, Fitzgerald just got a cushy partnership at a law firm at which top Obamanik Greg Craig is a high-ranking partner. As the French would say, Quelle Coincidence! Whatta Coincidence!

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U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald: He Protected Obama’s Ass, Now Obama Pats Him on Back

Our friend, Gary Welsh at Advance Indiana, has the story:

It’s business as usual in Chicago. After protecting President Barack Obama from criminal liability for his corrupt relationship with convicted political fixer Tony Rezko, former Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has been rewarded with a partnership in the Chicago office of New York-based law firm giant Skadden, Arps, Slate & Meagher. The firm counts among its partners, Greg Craig, Obama’s first White House Counsel, who had to help navigate Obama through Fitzgerald’s investigation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s attempt to sell Obama’s Senate seat, from which he resigned shortly after being elected President but before he was sworn into office.


Read the rest.

Well, whaddya know. Crime pays. Especially if you’re the guy who’s supposed to investigate the crime and looks the other way. That’s the ultimate crime. Ain’t it?

Cha-ching.

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30 Responses

Not surprising. AUSAs are more concerned with their won-loss record. US Attorneys don’t seem to be held to the standards their underlings are, and so politics guide their moves. Sickening.

WilliamMunny on October 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Chicago, Wayne County’s mentor.

P. Aaron on October 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Are these the Chicago Values that Chick-Fil-A fails to meet?

Little Al on October 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Debbie,

What’s really hilarious is liberals want to cancel the election due to a hurricane!

More seriously – we act like we’re in fear of what it will do to us. We can’t act like we master Nature.

Our ancestors would be ashamed of our cowardice.

NormanF on October 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Thanks for the link and shout out, Debbie. You were the one who told me early on that Fitzgerald was not the man he pretended to be. You were spot on in your assessment of him. Daley and Obama are both free men while others who did far less are behind bars because of Fitzgerald’s treachery. I’m no fan of Rod Blagojevich, but he got set up to be the fall guy. Obama/Rezko/Emanuel were all knee deep in Operation Boardgame and Fitzgerald knew it. The funny thing is that the public records reveal that Obama, Daley, Emanuel, et al benefitted far more financially from all of the things hung around Blago’s neck. I think the only thing keeping him from talking more about what he knows is that he doesn’t want to die in federal prison the way the Clintons had McDougal killed by putting him in solitary confinement and withholding his prescription medicine and access to medical treatment. McDougal should have never been sent to a prison given his medical condition. Gov. Jim Guy Tucker claimed to be on his death bed and was allowed to serve his prison sentence on home detention. He’s still alive after 16 years—someone even helped him get a liver transplant at Mayo Clinic. Fitz took a very hard line on Gov. Ryan—making him serve his full term in the federal prison in Terre Haute even as his wife was dying in a hospital—even with the pleas of former Gov. and former U.S. Attorney Jim Thompson. I was disappointed in some of the things that Ryan did, but compared to most Illinois politicians I worked with when I worked on the House Republican Staff, he was a pretty decent guy. His friends made a lot of money off his government actions, but Ryan and his wife lived relatively modest lives. By the way, the only reason I believe that Trump had Blago on The Celebrity Apprentice was to help him out financially so he could pay his legal bills and try to get him to give up as much dirt to him as possible on Obama. Blago knows all about Barry being gay and hanging out in Chicago’s gay bathhouses. It’s been rumored that he discussed it several times on the phone recordings Fitzgerald’s office kept hidden from the public.

Gary Welsh on October 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Gary, your post was so interesting. It validates why I have a brain explosion every time a so-called Conservative thinks Hillary and her pervert husband are better and more trustworthy than Obama-Putin. Or dopey Lib women who think Hillary Cankles is such a strong female role model. Disgrazia!

Gary, I also think your post can be a sobering foreshadow for any one who thinks the Obama-Putins are gonna pay for their many crimes and misdemeanors. I think all one has to see is how the Clintons have been treated post presidency. The only kick in the gut those sociopaths ever got was being thrown over
for Obama-Putin. They are the most undeserving “rock stars” on the planet.

That’s why although I am passionate about the lie and crimes of Obama-Putin, I don’t act as if he’ll get his comeuppance. The answer is there for those with their reality glasses on.

This Fitzgerald is a real scummy character. It sounds like he’s like that sleeze-grinder Elliot Spitzer where he pretends to come down hard on certain crimes but commits many himself.

I know the whole Scooter Libby debacle is still not understood by many dumb (redundant) Liberals. They don’t know about the truth about those lying frauds Wilson & Plame and who even Richard Armitage is. I see there is a Hollywood actor with the same name and I reckon they think of him when and if the topic is brought up.

(Hey Sean…glad you’re fine in NYC. I’ve been lucky so far in Beantown…)

Skunky on October 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Excellent reporting, Debbie and Gary Welsh.

I’m glad that Sean R. and Skunky are safe and I pray that they and the rest of the readers on the East Coast continue to be safe from Frankenstorm Sandy.

JeffE on October 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks Jeff. All is well here in the great state of North Carolina.

    Ken b on October 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I, too, am glad that Sean R and Skunky are safe.

Little Al on October 29, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Thanks for all your kind thoughts Sean, JeffE & Little Al! :D

    Skunky on October 30, 2012 at 9:09 am

      As am I….be careful. On a side note, Gary’s post was spot on and is a shining illustration of Chicago politics. Been that way since “Big Bill” Thompson was mayor od Chicago during the roaring 20’s and was in bed with Capone and the Mafia.

      Same dog, different collar!

      IceNoMore on October 30, 2012 at 9:22 am

      Skunky I’m also glad that you and Sean are ok.

      Ken b on October 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm

        Thanks Ken B & I AM! Glad it is over!

        Skunky on October 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Deb-

A couple years ago I read a book ‘Triple Cross’ by Peter Lance that laid out the systemic failure of the USGOVT in the years leading up to 9-11. The book detailed repeated ignoring of the Islamic threat. The MAIN USGOVT perp was a guy named Patrick Fitzgerald, who was then rewarded multiple times in his career arc for keeping his mouth shut.

A PDF of the book’s timeline can be viewed here, if one is interested:

Chuck Finley on October 30, 2012 at 12:49 am

It is amazing that Blago had to take such a heavy hit for offenses that caused others little or no harm.

Worry01 on October 30, 2012 at 3:34 am

May the Lord reward them according to their works.

PitandPen on October 30, 2012 at 7:27 am

Always annoyed that the supposed “seller” of that senate seat (Blago) is in jail but the “buyer” is scot free, and using a variety of gimmicks go avoid several congressional investigations. JJ Jr. will be free as a bird if Nancy returns as speaker. Of course, Wimp Boehner refuses to go after Democrat lawbreakers, too. Heads they win, tails, we lose, I guess.

That Armitage situation is another fiasco. The e;laker was bypassed so they could go after Cheney or one of his men.
The much-vaunted “newsmen” did a bang-up job of aiding the lefties.

Otto Schaden on October 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

Hey guys, I hate to break this to you all, but there is nothing here. This is Chicago after all. Anywhere else this might be news, but not in the Windy City.

After all, how many cities have fixed either a Presidential election or a World Series? In Chicago we have fixed both (1960 Presidential election, 1919 World Series).

I_AM_ME on October 30, 2012 at 8:21 am

Political shenanigans emanating from Chicago are like kudzu…just can’t kill it.

Kent on October 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

From ABC News:

On the Chicago TV show “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz” on June 27, 2002, state Sen. Obama said, “Right now, my main focus is to make sure that we elect Rod Blagojevich as Governor, we…”

“You working hard for Rod?” interrupted Berkowitz.

“You betcha,” said Obama.

“Hot Rod?” asked the host.

“That’s exactly right,” Obama said.

In 2004, then-Gov. Blagojevich enthusiastically endorsed Obama for the Senate seat after he won the nomination, and Obama endorsed Blagojevich for his 2006 re-election race in early 2005.

In the Summer of 2006, then-U.S. Sen. Obama backed Blagojevich even though there were serious questions at the time about Blago’s hiring practices.

Panhandle on October 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

it just goes to show you any one can be railroaded into prison by a fitzgerald.if it was me i might ask fitzie if he would like to go fishing,ice fishing.

bruce on October 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Already talk of his next job – FBI Director
http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/crime-and-justice-news/2012-10-reuters-on-possible-doj-picks

db on October 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Blago got what he deserved, not for the crimes he was charged with but for helping put Obama in the position he now holds.
Paybacks a beeeyotch. Wish they all got their deserved fate.

Speaking of their fall guy, them dem’s got some funky sex fetishes too. They’ll even screw a Cabbage Patch doll.

theShadow on October 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I always knew that “Pattycake” Fitzgerald was nothing but a sorry, two-faced lying scumbag. Ever since he railroaded Scooter Libby to take the fall for exposing “secret squirrel agent” Valerie Plame. You can never believe in coincidences when it comes to our Gungan-in-Chief. The only reason that this
weasel got his cushy job is because he looked out for the president’s skinny backside in 2008. Now thanks to this rotten Obama buttmonkey the Chicago corruptotain rolls on down the track.

Ken b on October 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Sorry folks I meant corruptotrain. Boy sometimes it’s hard to eat and type at the same time…LOL.

Ken b on October 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm

God Bless Scooty Libby. That’s all. d.

d. on October 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Dirty, dirty, dirty Chicago. Dirty Bill, Dirty Hillary. Dirty lawyer, dirty Obama. All dirty.

moeursalen on October 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm

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