In the Rezko Trial, A New Name Surfaces: Karl Rove

Michael Isikoff for Newsweek reports on the curveball that prosecutors threw last week in the trial of Chicago developer and political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko: "Former Illinois state official Ali Ata is expected to testify about a conversation he had with Rezko in which the developer alleged Rove was 'working with' a top Illinois Republican to remove the Chicago US attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042708C.shtml



Witness: Fundraiser Spoke of Plan to Fire US Attorney

Mike Robinson, of The Associated Press, reports: "a government witness testified Monday that a prominent political fundraiser for the governor told him three years ago that Chicago's chief federal prosecutor would be fired and replaced by someone chosen by then-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Restaurant owner Elie Maloof testified that Antoin 'Tony' Rezko told him that the person picked to replace Patrick J. Fitzgerald as US attorney in Chicago would end a federal investigation into corruption under Gov. Rod Blagojevich."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042908N.shtml



Rezko Witness: Hastert Linked to Alleged Plot

The Chicago Tribune's Bob Secter and Jeff Coen report, "The name of former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert was added Monday to the roster of political heavyweights linked by witnesses to an alleged plan to dump Chicago's top federal prosecutor and kill a criminal investigation into a top fundraiser for Governor Rod Blagojevich."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/043008C.shtml



House Committee Threatens Rove With Subpoena

Ben Evans, of The Associated Press: "The House Judiciary Committee threatened Thursday to subpoena former White House adviser Karl Rove if he does not agree by May 12 to testify about former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's corruption case. In a letter to Rove's attorney, committee Democrats called it 'completely unacceptable' that the Republican political strategist has rejected the panel's request for sworn testimony even as he discusses the matter publicly through the media."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050208J.shtml

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Witness: Hastert linked to alleged Rezko plot

Chicago Tribune

04/29/08

The name of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was added Monday to the roster of political heavyweights linked by witnesses to an alleged plan to dump Chicago’s top federal prosecutor and kill a criminal investigation into a top fundraiser for Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A witness at the corruption trial of Blagojevich insider Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko testified that Rezko told him in February 2005 about an effort under way to fire U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald and replace him with someone more compliant to be hand-picked by Hastert, then the top Republican in the House...

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