Blagojevich Wanted $10,000 Donation Before Senate Appointment, Burris said

Illinois Governor

Rod Blagojevich’s brother asked Roland Burris for up to $10,000 in campaign donations before Burris was appointed to the U.S. Senate by then-Gov. Blagojevich of Illinois, a Burris spokesman told FOX News.

Sen. Burris didn’t make the donation but failed to disclose the request under oath before an Illinois House impeachment panel.

Now state House Republicans say they want Burris investigated for perjury.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported on its Web site Saturday that Burris made the disclosure in a new affidavit sent to the head of the state committee that recommended Blagojevich be removed from office. Read More

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Senator Confirms He Was Solicited 3 Times For Campaign Contribution Before Being Appointed
Senator Roland Burris admitted Saturday that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother asked him for a campaign contribution before the governor appointed Burris to the Senate.

The disclosure is at odds with Burris’ testimony in January when an Illinois House impeachment committee specifically asked if he had ever spoken to Robert Blagojevich or other aides to the now-deposed governor about the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. Read More

The more Blagojevich talks the more names and details will come to light as people will get worried about themselves and what they may have done and tell on self! Hey Barack Obama its reminds me that your staff and maybe you had a little to do with Blagojevich and who you wanted in your senate seat. Is that so!

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