BREAKING: Department Of Justice Being SUED Over FBI Interviews With President Obama!

BREAKING: Department Of Justice Being SUED Over FBI Interviews With President Obama!

Judicial Watch is on a roll. They are now suing the Department of Justice. At question are interviews of President Obama, Valerie Jarrett and Rahm Emanuel. This was all part of the investigation into the corrupt dealings of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In 2008, Blagojevich sought favors in exchange for picking who would take a vacated US Senate seat after Obama became president. Those that were approached were Barack Obama and his cohorts… specifically Jarrett and Emanuel. At the time, word had it that Obama declined the deal.

Solicited next were supporters of Jesse Jackson Jr. He was offered the seat and all it would cost him was $1.5 million as a campaign contribution. The FBI was watching Blagojevich, so he broke off those negotiations. That didn’t stop him from being charged and convicted on 18 counts of corruption and being sentenced to 14 years in jail. Last year, a court overturned five of the counts, but the rest stood.

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From Judicial Watch:

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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice seeking access to FBI reports of interviews – “302s” – of President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and Rahm Emanuel. The interviews were taken as part of the FBI’s criminal investigation of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-01888)).

In 2008, Blagojevich sought political favors in exchange for deciding who to appoint to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by then-President-Elect Obama. Among the persons Blagojevich approached were the President-elect and his intermediaries. Obama reportedly declined to make a deal. Blagojevich then turned to supporters of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., offering the U.S. Senate seat in return for a $1.5 million “campaign contribution.” Blagojevich broke off negotiations with Rep. Jackson’s supporters when he learned that he was being wiretapped by federal investigators.

Over the course of two criminal trials in 2010 and 2011, Blagojevich was convicted of 18 separate offenses and, in December 2011, was sentenced to 168 months in jail. In 2015, an appellate court overturned five of Blagojevich’s convictions and affirmed the remainder. On August 12, 2016, Blagojevich was resentenced to the same, 68-month jail term he had received previously.

“The FBI interviewed Barack Obama eight years ago about the selling of his Senate seat,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “The American people should finally get to see these FBI interview reports. The public has a right to know precisely how Obama and his senior White House advisors Emanuel and Jarrett responded to Blagojevich’s corrupt attempts to sell Obama’s Senate seat.”

Judicial Watch has been trying to get these records for five years. Now that Obama is leaving office, there is little reason for them not to be released, since they are on public record. I’m betting that this information is damning for Obama and his cronies and that is why they didn’t want it out there. Here’s to hoping that Judicial Watch succeeds in getting it released.

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