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Frankly, even if the FBI had evidence on Blagojevich before the election, I doubt they would have broken the case before now simply because of the perceived impact such a revelation would have had on the election. Nevertheless, when one looks at the cast of characters involved, it is amazing to me that word of this investigation never leaked.
To be more precise, I am sure that it did leak and that it was not reported. We already know that the Chicago Tribune agreed not to publish a story on the ongoing probe at the request of the federal attorney. The question remains whether they agreed because of the perceived impact on the investigation or because of the perceived harm to Obama.
As I asked yesterday, when does the taint of one’s associates become one’s own? That’s a question I think the entire United States will be struggling with for the next four years.