Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sun-Times Exclusive: Blagojevich Hit Up Burris For Cash

Rod Blagojevich introduces Sen. Roland Burris as his choice to fill Barack Obama's then-vacant Senate seat in December 2008. Burris acknowledges that Blagojevich sought $10,000 in campaign contributions from Burris. (Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)

From Chicago Sun Times:

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 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.

The affidavit is dated Feb. 5 — three weeks after Burris was sworn in to replace President Obama in the Senate.

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Update: Burris confirms request for Blagojevich donation -- Myway/AP

My Comment: Three different versions on his relationship with former Governor Blagojevich. Any bets that there will be a fourth one coming out soon?

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