Impeachment Committee Asked Not To Dig Into Illinois Governor's Criminal Charges

Federal prosecutors are asking the committee studying impeachment of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich not to dig into criminal charges against the governor.

In a letter released Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the panel could "significantly compromise" his investigation by interviewing Blagojevich aides about possible crimes. Fitzgerald is also declining to provide information about his investigation, such as the identities of people mentioned in a criminal complaint.

But the prosecutor does say he hasn't ruled out giving the committee copies of Blagojevich conversations caught on wiretaps.

The committee is supposed to recommend whether the full House consider impeaching the governor. Members had sent a letter to Fitzgerald asking for guidance on whether to look into the criminal allegations.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 23, 2008 at 11:46 PM
    Hold on Blags! Use what you know about obama's corruption to save yourself. obama is one slimeball who is not worth jumping under the bus for. Expose that fraud, tell the truth for once in your life.
  • by Sal Location: NC on Dec 23, 2008 at 08:57 PM
    I.L. and Chicago politics has not changed since Al Capone. Great place for Obama to get on the job training?
  • by BUBBA Location: DIXIE COUNTY,FL on Dec 23, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    So my question is this, if 0bama stumbles, or falls will the media see it as their job to bail him out? Does the mainstream media look upon 0bama as too great a creation of theirs to let fail? Will the future policies and decisions made by 0bama get the proper scrutiny they deserve? Will the media provide the proper amount of oversight on the plans and policies from an 0bama Administration? Will they analyze a health care plan or energy plan from 0bama, and actually research it to see if it is feasible, to ensure there are no hidden clauses that might be of major concern, or will they just except the 0bama administration’s spin on everything, for fear of creating doubt in the minds of Americans, Is the Media that powerful they can hood wink all Americans? Answer " Yes " they just did it in November 2008 whats next? Government by the Media and for the Media?
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 23, 2008 at 03:14 PM
    Well democrats, wellcome to the change the chosen one spoke of. Instead of being honest, even in bad times, now we have corruption. Well, this democrat didn't vote for Obama as I did my homework. You followed along like "sheep" in the herd, now this is what you will see, more corrupt government. The lies are just beginning. I don't bash the republicans on this page, I challenge them. I don't always agree since some actually have...ready for this., facts. Now the chosen one must face the corruption that raised him from Community Organizer. Enjoy, hes yours. Next time pick someone who at least has a "honest" record. Its your fault for blindly believeing in what this guy said and did. Well, whollow in it.
  • by George Location: Roper on Dec 23, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    Sounds like all people who in ILL. politics are crooks anyway.
  • by George Location: Kinston on Dec 23, 2008 at 12:05 PM
    Question? How can the committee studying impeachment of Illinois do there job without digging into the criminal charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich. that makes sense!?! I am telling you that Jesse Jackson Jr. is in this up to his neck.
  • by GEORGE Location: Roper on Dec 23, 2008 at 09:30 AM
    They are afraid obama will impeached also, two peas in a pod.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Dec 23, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    I wonder why. Afraid of who else may be implicated?
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Dec 23, 2008 at 08:25 AM
    They'll just order him to get a decent haircut and send him home.
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