Cooley says that before Rod Blagojevich got into politics he was a bookmaker on the North Side who regularly paid the Chicago mob to operate.Cooley is a former FBI agent, defense attorney, and federal informant who testified in criminal investigations against organized crime figures.
"When I was working with government wearing wire, I reported, I observed Rod, the present governor, who was running a gambling operation out in the western suburbs. He was paying street tax to the mob out there," said Robert Cooley, federal informant.That's just priceless.
In other news, The Lightworker's Attorney-General pick, Eric Holder, has ties to Blago as well. Blago tried to get Holder appointed to a board that would decide where to place a casino. Of course, Blago had an interest in one place particularly.
"The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich wanted, which was to give the casino to Rosemont," said Jim Wagner, who was a top Chicago FBI agent before he joined the Gaming Board, from which he retired in December 2005. "We all believed the only reason Holder was coming in was to fashion an investigation that would manipulate the casino into Rosemont."So, we've got Blago tied to the mob, and we've got Holder tied to Blago.
Some interested observers might note that Holder was involved in the Marc Rich pardon and the Elian Gonzales deportation. I'm sure he'll be questioned about those incidents as well.
So, we've got the Lightworker tied to Emmanuel and Holder, who's tied to Blagojevich, who's tied to the Chicago Mob. This story just gets better and better.
So, we're learning that Obama's top picks are either tied to the Clinton Administration, or corrupt Chicago politics. In the case of Holder, it's both.
Yeah, we voted for change, alright.
Hat tip to Hot Air