Did Rahm Tip Off Federal Investigators To Blagojevich?
That’s the speculation at this hour…
And it looks like Blagojevich was going after everybody for money, even Warren Buffett…
In a November 11th conversation with John Harris, his Chief of Staff, Blagojevich said he could start a 501(c)(4) political organization to extract money from the billionaire Sage of Omaha, whom the governor called Obamaâ€™s â€œfriend.â€
â€œWhat, for you?â€ Harris replied.
â€œYeah,â€ said Blagojevich.
The next day, Blagojevich again brought up the idea of creating a political entity, suggesting that Obama could get Buffett or even Microsoft founder Bill Gates to help underwrite it.
Such donors, the governor said, could put â€œ10 to 15 million in it so I can advocate health care and other issues I care about and help them, while I stay as Governor, [Obamaâ€™s adviser is] a Senator.â€
Blagojevich proposed controlling the 501 (c) (4) through a board of directors and then taking over the organization after leaving office.
At this point, Blagojevich looks like he’s completely screwed.