screenshot hat tip Barbara
These are excellent points made by Atlas reader Randall on the Obama scandal.
BHO is playing a game with direct evidence [which does not exist of him talking directly to Rod Blagojevich] and circumstantial evidence [which conclusively absolutely implicates him]
It is interesting to note that a federal court judge's instruction to a federal jury states:
"You should not be concerned about whether the evidence is direct or circumstantial. "Direct Evidence is the testimony of one who asserts actual knowledge of a fact, such as an eyewitness. Circumstantial Evidence is indirect evidence that is proof of the circumstances that tend to prove or disprove the existance or nonexistance of certain other facts. The law makes no distinction between the weight you may give to either direct or circumstantial evidence"
It is obvious that Fitzgerald trimmed the publicly stated facts to shield Candidates #1-#5 (why even use this designator when the identities were already known?) and keep Durbin's discussions from public scrutiny. They have been tripping over themselves to insure that this investigation does not taint Obama which is a complete about face as to how Fitzgerald handled the Plamegate investigation. he made sure everyone had mud on their faces, Cheney, Rove et al. Fitzgerald had no compunction in destroying men's careers and reputations in the Bush White House knowing all along that it was Richard Armitage that spilled the Plame beans (Colin Powell knew it too). But this is why the Democrats like Fitzgerald. This morning they are urging Obama to keep Fitzgerald. (Schumer)
Disgusting and corrupt, all of it.
Obama is playing the typical lawyer game with evidence. "You don't have direct evidence, therefore I am innocent" For him and others to use the euphemism "We are appalled" is strictly designed for public consumption to quell the rising tide of suspicion and connection to the corruption.
And why does the news media still insist on calling the people involved for the senate seat "candidate #1, #2, etc to #5, when their identity is now known?
From the facts that Randall was able to discover, Rod was incensed that team Obama wouldn't give him anything in return for appointing Jarrett as senator, which request came from Barack.
For Barack Obama to state this Thursday morning Dec 11, that he had no idea of what was going on is unbelievable. His statement simply does not fit the known facts.
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