Obamaâ€™s â€œSecretâ€ Meeting With Hillaryâ€”The Chicago Connection?
By: Jack L. Key
According to mainstream media, reporters had a tough time finding where the â€œsecretâ€ meeting Thursday evening was being held, and why. When liberals canâ€™t find liberals, somethingâ€™s up. And still nothing substantial from the National Media?
Was it at Hillaryâ€™s house, as was first reported? Now weâ€™re told it was at Sen. Diane Feinsteinâ€™s (D-CA) placeâ€”why all the hickory-dickory-dock? Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Hillary wasnâ€™t plugging for VP but sheâ€™d take it if offered. Robert Gibbs, an Obama spokesman, says the meeting was about â€œuniting the Democratic Party.â€
Could it be that it was also to discuss the happenings in Chicago Thursday, June 5th?
No aides were present at the hastily called meeting and Sen. Feinstein was sent upstairs so Hillary and Obama could talk eye to eye. Nothing stronger than water was served weâ€™re told by the AP, and both left the meeting laughing.
All but ignored by the major media outlets, and a mere one-time mention by AP was that long-time Obama supporter and big money contributor to his political campaigns, Tony Rozko, was convicted of 16 counts of federal charges Thursday in Chicago.
The â€œOperation Board Gameâ€ investigations have received their biggest conviction. More unsealed indictments are likely to come.
Certainly Hillary was closely following the outcomes. Mayor Daley of Chicago and the Clintons know each other well. Mayor Richard M. Daleyâ€™s brother was Bill Clintonâ€™s Secretary of Commerce, after all. And she has been following this investigation for a long, long time.
Former Illinois Governor Ryan is in prison on corruption charges. Current Governor Rod Blagojevich is under fire. Big-time Democrats all.
Iâ€™m sure also Obama was closely watching every move of Patrick Fitzgerald, the governmentâ€™s chief investigator. He has said that his real estate â€œdealâ€ with Rozko resulting in his 2 million-dollar mansion home was a â€œboneheadedâ€ mistake.
Could it be there are others? More serious others?
Obama has received huge campaign contributions over time from Rozko and his assigns, beginning in his first campaign. He says maybe $50,000-60,000. A Chicago newspaper says the totals exceed a quarter million dollars.
Operation Board Game is a classic political â€œplay for payâ€ investigation of corrupt public officials in Chicago and the state of Illinois. Sources close to the investigations and trials have advised me several defendants are turning government witnesses and other indictments are certain to come soon. Some will make national headlines.
Jack L. Key, Ph.D. is the author of â€œGideonâ€™s Trumpetâ€ and other books and writes political commentary and articles for the Internet and prints media. He is a retired healthcare professional and a veteran of the U.S. Navy aviation. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org