Blagojevich statement, December 19, 2008, Patrick Fitzgerald, USDOJ, Arrest, IL impeachment proceedings, Obama senate seat, FBI wiretapping

** Update Below **

Governor Rod Blagojevich is scheduled to make a statement today,
Friday, December 19, 2008 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time at the  James
R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

Governor Blagojevich was arrested as the result of an ongoing
investigation of “pay to play” corrupt politics in Chicago and
Illinois and as an offshoot of the Tony Rezko trial.

Governor Blagojevich has been recently quoted as saying:

“I can’t wait to begin to tell my side of the story and to address
you guys and, most importantly, the people of Illinois. That’s who
I’m dying to talk to,”

“There’s a time and place for everything. That day will soon be
here and you might know more about that today, maybe no later than

The Citizen Wells blog has been reporting on Rod Blagojevich since April
2008 as well as the ties to Obama and corruption in Chicago and IL.

** Update **

Here are some quotes from the Blagojevich news conference:

(he is the victim of)  “false allegations and a political lynch mob”

“I am dying to show you how innocent I am,”

“I am absolutely certain that I will be vindicated. … I have on  my side the most powerful ally there is, and it’s the truth.”

“I will fight this thing every step of the way. I will fight, I will fight, I will fight, till I take my very last breath. I have done nothing wrong.”

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