House Ethics Committee to get testimony from Robert Blagojevich

Ed Morrissey

Looks like we may not have heard the last from the Rod Blagojevich corruption scandal after all.  The former Illinois governor got a 14-year prison sentence in December on federal charges, following the career path forged by more than one of his predecessors in the office.  His brother Robert, however, is still free to travel — and will apparently visit Washington DC to tell the House Ethics Committee what he knows about an alleged deal between his brother and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for Barack Obama’s then-vacant Senate seat…

…Would the Ethics Committee take any action even if Robert Blagojevich could deliver those goods?  I’m skeptical.  They are still sitting on the probe of Maxine Waters and her actions to intervene on behalf of a bank in which her husband owned a substantial stake.  With a national election approaching, it would be remarkable to see the kind of ethics trial we saw with Charlie Rangel in 2010.

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