For years President Obama has escaped scrutiny in a corruption scandal where his former senate seat was offered for sale.
But now all that may be ending, thanks to a lawsuit that is seeking the release of long-hidden records from a secret FBI interview with Obama and his closest aides.
Judicial Watch has just filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. against the Obama administration’s Department of Justice.
The lawsuit seeks to gain access to FBI records on then-President-elect Barack Obama and his aides, who were interviewed as part of the initial investigation into corruption charges surrounding former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Blogojevich — who was convicted in 2009 of 17 corruption charges for trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat and was sentenced to 14 years in prison — is an example of the rampant corruption that permeates the Illinois Democrat party that Obama emerged from in 2008. And there have long been questions about what Obama knew about Blogojevich’s activities, and when he knew it.
On December 18, 2008, about a week after Blagojevich’s arrest, then-President-elect Obama was reportedly questioned at his Chicago office by two assistant United States attorneys and two FBI agents for two hours about the scandal.
Judicial Watch’s attempts to discover what Obama told the FBI he knew about Blogojevich have been blocked repeatedly by the FBI in the past. This latest lawsuit is is an attempt to get a federal court to compel the release of the records.
“Barack Obama and his closest aides were interviewed by the FBI in a criminal investigation and his administration doesn’t want Americans to have the details. The Chicago way shouldn’t trump the American people’s right to know,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.