October 10, 2008

PUMA Rumor: Obama, Top Democrats Under Cloud of RICO Investigation

A post yesterday on pro-Hillary HillBuzz claims that a contributer spoke with someone in the Chicago court system that a team of FBI investigators in ten states are putting together a RICO case for U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. They are claiming that alleged undocumented contributions to the Obama campaign could potentially ensnare ACORN and, well, just about every Democrat they don't like.

If everything rumored here is true, it looks like David Axelrod, Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, SoetorObama himself, and possibly even Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were all involved, together, in massive RICO violations, and thus federal fraud, if the DNC and party leadership knew what the SoetorObama campaign and ACORN were up to and allowed it to proceed. Knowledge of federal crimes being committed makes all parties accessories to those crimes ó and part of the conspiracy to defraud the public.

As I've never been one to let a rumor idle if it can easily be proven or quashed, I went to the source and shot an email to Randall Samborn, Assistant US Attorney and Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois.

I asked Mr. Samborn three simple questions.

  • Can you confirm or deny that ACORN is the target of a RICO investigation?
  • Are any elected government officials under investigation?
  • Is any current poltical candidate, staff member or volunteer associated with the Barack Obama Presidential campaign under investigation?

Unfortunately, this was nor a rumor Mr. Samborn could quash, responding via email, "We do not confirm or deny the existence of any investigation - therfore, we decline comment and I am unable to answer any of your questions."

And, of course, since those in a position to know if there is an investigation are precisely the people who can't talk about it, we'll get a continued trickle of rumors.

Kinda like this.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 10, 2008 09:22 PM

Am I alone in getting a sense of deja moo (the sense I've heard this bull before)?

Oh, yeah, Mrs. Obama's rumored "whitey"/"why'd he" comments. Wasn't it Clintonistas that were spreading those too?

Hillary knows her best chance for 2012 is running against President McCain, not President Obama, and for the Clintons the Democratic Party has always been just a means to an end.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 10, 2008 09:53 PM

well, it will be time for Obambi to fire all the US attorneys and appoint his lackeys. End of story for the investigation.

Dumb Republicans. Still imagine that Democrats are Americans.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 10, 2008 10:47 PM

I'm new to this site, and I have a question, hopefully someone can answer me here: do any of the blog writers here have anything good to say about John McCain, or are we just focusing on negative stuff about Obama?

Posted by: Mooseburgers at October 10, 2008 11:07 PM

I think its horrible that they made President Bush a straw man to burn. I think he is more conservative than McCain and has stood up against these Socialistcrats with veto after veto. The Demos and their propoganda machine trashed him but he held the line despite being made unpopular. He's made some mistakes but he's also made some great moves. McCain is foolish for not using his help. Honestly if given the choice I would throw out both Barack Hussien Obama and McCain and vote for Bush for a third term. Bush has more fire in the belly than Fred Thompson and Fred's more conservative than Bush. Where's Fred now? McCain is not a conservative but a slide to the left populist "moderate". We know the MSM backed him in the primaries to set him up for the fall. "I respect Senator Obama's accomplishments.", said McCain today or yesterday at his own townhall which was met with disagreement by his own audience. This really exposed McCain's type of thinking. What accomplishments is he talking about? The truth is coming out finally about Barack and it's seriously intense and McCain is playing dumb. He talks about knowing the enemy from literally fighting against them. He knows he felt their policies while spending time at their "Hilton" but he's tongue tied because he's a moderate and one of the "good ol boys" from the hill. The enemy is right in front of him. Excuse me for clarifying what I mean by enemy for all the race baiters out there but it has nothing to with color but ideology and what the Hussien stands for and his total guile. Like Bush they're also trashing Palin. Why? Because she's conservative but she's not afraid to speak out. I hope PRESIDENT Bush gets sick of watching McCain fumbling and comes out and begins to speak out for God and country. Take the bull horn sir and rip Obama's mask off. Bush took on the enemy with heart on his watch. He served God and country for two consecutive terms battling the socialist marxists and islamofacists.
Was he perfect? NO way! Was he Reagan? In some ways yes in others NO but he still stood tall as the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Come out President Bush!!! McCain can't do it!! Our country needs you before you leave. We have to drag McCain across the finish line. They may hiss like they do at Palin but I will thank God and cheer and I don't think I'll be alone. America needs her leader to stand against the enemy who resides within her shores. Imagine if Bush appeared before that audience McCain was speaking to. Would they hate him. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! They would cheer him with a standing ovation despite his flaws and put McCain to shame as even Palin does by just being there.

Posted by: TonyUSA at October 10, 2008 11:10 PM

C'mon? They are going to indict "...David Axelrod, Howard Dean, Donna Brazile, SoetorObama (sic) himself, and possibly even Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were all involved, together, in massive RICO violations, and thus federal fraud..."?

Are you kidding me? They are going to round up the whole Democratic Party because part-time ACORN hourly workers filled in phony names on registration cards instead of actually working to register people?

Why are you even repeating silly rantings from people who obviously need to go back on their Prozac.

If you want to become a laughing stock, these are the types of posts that will do it.

Posted by: The Other Ed at October 11, 2008 11:58 AM

Are you kidding me? They are going to round up the whole Democratic Party because part-time ACORN hourly workers filled in phony names on registration cards instead of actually working to register people?

Sure -- when it's shown that all of these people were telling those hourly people to do it.

I believe the Democrat theory was that CEOs need to be indicted for every crime committed by their underlings, even if they claim no knowledge of it. However, as we're seeing here, there's a corollary that Democrat leaders can never be indicted even if they are fully aware of and order the crimes committed by their underlings, i.e. Charles Rangel.

Posted by: North Dallas Thirty at October 11, 2008 04:54 PM

The reason this is coming out now is because it is to late to stop Obama being elected. His official web site lies about anything controversial so the Obamites will stay happy.

Posted by: davod at October 12, 2008 02:47 AM

And speaking of shocking rumors, check out this 10 minute doxumentary on why Obama may not be able to be president, and his lack of a produced birth certificate is the least of his woes...oh yeah, the guy in this documentary is a life-long democrat.

Posted by: Sparky at October 12, 2008 12:13 PM

(sigh) Don't you birth-certificate trolls have anything better to do than hijack threads?

Okay, let me go through it one more time (and invite CY to delete this entire comment if he deletes Sparky's above).

Three noted and well-respected blogs and pundits; Hot Air, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (the man who broke Rathergate wide open with his document analysis of the memo, let's all remember), and Jim Geraghty of National Review Online's Campaign Spot have looked at this analysis of the birth certificate flap and come to the following conclusion, which is posted both a Little Green Footballs and Campaign Spot:

Sorry, folks, but this is not going to be another Rathergate. Letís just bury this wish-fulfillment fantasy and get on with things.

I agree with all of that, including the bury the wish-fulfillment fantasy part.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 12, 2008 06:46 PM

Fitzgerald is a Democrat. After his heroic work to salvage something from the "Plamegate" by snagging Scooter Libby in a perjury trap when he knew who the "leaker" was from the beginning (ironically, if McCain is elected that leaker will be his nominee for Secretary of State) you really think he's going to go forward with a case that would cripple the national Democrat Party for years?

Posted by: Mike at October 12, 2008 07:40 PM


Nail. Head.

Posted by: C-C-G at October 12, 2008 07:54 PM