Monday, December 29, 2008

Scandal/impeachment items

Post updated throughout the day!

The governor is a cooked goose - Rich Miller

Quinn predicts guv’s departure - AP

Holder adds Blago link to his confirmation papers - Sun-Times
Eric Holder -- President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Justice Department -- has amended his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation paperwork to include a tie to Gov. Blagojevich.

That follows a report Dec. 17 in the Chicago Sun-Times disclosing that Holder had left out the fact that Blagojevich planned to appoint him in 2004 as a special investigator to the Illinois Gaming Board and that Holder had made a public appearance with the governor regarding that effort.
A look ahead - Capitol Fax

House impeachment panel to reconvene - Tribune

‘Airing of grievances’ becomes Blagojevich impeachment panel theme - State Journal-Register

Emanuel resigns seat effective Friday - Crain's
Under the U.S. Constitution and state law, Gov. Rod Blagojevich has five days to set the dates for special primary and general elections, both of which must be held within 115 days of when he makes that scheduling decision.

But it’s unclear whether the governor has five days to set the dates starting today, when the congressman sent the governor a letter about his plans to resign, or on Friday, when Mr. Emanuel said his resignation would be effective. Representatives of the governor and congressman could not be reached. A spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections did not have an immediate explanation.
Feds seek court OK to release some Blago tapes to impeachment panel - Crain's

Impeachment evidence lacking: guv's atty. - AP

Rod Blagojevich back at work - AP

Blagojevich Impeachment Inquiry Shifts to Contracts - Bloomberg

Legislators say capital bill, budget on tap after impeachment
- Sun-Times

Feds showed early interest in Blagojevich hiring - Tribune

Blagojevich remarks don't mean he did anything illegal, attorney says - The Southern

Blagojevich attorney: No reason to impeach - Daily Herald

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