June 13, 2008

The honor and integrity party, II

Rezko: Prosecutors wanted dirt on Obama -- 

Two months before he was convicted of federal corruption charges, political fundraiser Tony Rezko told his trial judge that "overzealous" prosecutors were pressuring him to tell them about any wrongdoing involving Sen. Barack Obama or Gov. Rod Blagojevich. But in a two-page typed letter, Rezko said he was never involved in any wrongdoing with either of the Democrats and wouldn't make up stories about them in an attempt to benefit himself.

Rezko's letter, which U.S. Dictrict Judge Amy St. Eve placed into his case file Wednesday, raised questions about whether federal prosecutors were probing allegations of wrongdoing involving Obama at a time in which the first-term Illinois senator was actively campaigning for the nomination against Sen. Hillary Clinton