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the People of Illinois”
Republican for U. S. Senator
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
ATTENTION: ASSIGNMENT/DAYBOOK EDITORS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCE: Today, January 19, 2008
U. S. SENATE CANDIDATE ANDY MARTIN EXPLAINS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES STORY (JANUARY 20 EDITIONS) IDENTIFYING BARACK OBAMA AS THE “POLITICAL CANDIDATE” IN THE TONY REZKO CRIMINAL TRIAL
“AS I PREDICTED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE A WEEK AGO,” MARTIN WILL STATE, “FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ARE PUTTING SQUEEZE ON BOTH REZKO AND OBAMA”
SINCE 2006 ANDY MARTIN HAS LED THE WAY IN EXPOSING THE CRIMINAL IMPLICATIONS OF OBAMA’S LINKS TO TONY REZKO
(CHICAGO)(January 19, 2008) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Saturday, January 19th at 7:00 P.M. to explain the context and significance of the Chicago Sun-Times’ story in Sunday’s editions identifying Senator Barack Obama as the “political candidate” in the forthcoming Tony Rezko criminal trial.
“A week ago I held a news conference and disclosed that Barack Obama was linked to Tony Rezko’s criminal trial. No one paid attention. It took the somnolent Chicago media a week to pick upon my scent. Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times confirms my claim that Obama was linked to the forthcoming Rezko trial.
“For the past fourteen (14) months I have been both breaking news and making news concerning Barack Obama's links to the corrupt criminal syndicate that controls Chicago and Illinois politics. Some columnists call it a ‘Combine.’ Is it is in effect a crime syndicate (though not directly part of the ‘Outfit’ or 'mob').
“Tonight I will put the Sun-Times Sunday story in context, both with my prior disclosures at my news conference last week, and the overall context of what is unfolding at 219 S. Dearborn. I will disclose that the ‘squeeze is on’ both Rezko and Obama, directly and indirectly, to deal with federal prosecutors.
“In November, 2006 I sent a communication to the foreperson of the U. S. Grand Jury and outlined why further investigation was necessary.
“A few days ago the Chicago Tribune called me a ‘crusader’ who takes action against ‘perceived wrongdoers.’ Thank you Chicago Tribune. For fourteen months I have been exposing the Obama/Rezko links and leading the way with links and analysis to the criminal trial. Tonight I will follow up on my commentary and analysis,” Martin states.
“It is a biblical proposition that there are ‘none so blind as those who will not see; none so deaf as those who will not hear.’ The Chicago media have tried to ignore and avoid what I have been disclosing, but the developments and actions of federal prosecutors are gradually revealing the dimensions of the case I have been making since 2006.
“Obama’s local boosters in the media can try to ignore me in the short run; they can’t ignore the coming explosion in the long run. The Rezko case is a time bomb that is coming closer to exploding.”
Andy Martin has been an expert in Chicago criminal law and trials for over thirty years and previously taught criminal law as an adjunct professor.
[Note: Some of Martin’s prior statements are attached to e-mailed versions of this release.]
NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
WHO: U. S. Senate candidate/Internet
Columnist-editor/critic Andy Martin on the
Chicago Sun-Times Sunday story and
steps to “squeeze” Tony Rezko and Barack Obama
WHERE: 30 E. Huron Street
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 7:00 P. M.
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124
Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin covers regional, national and world events with more than forty years of experience. Martin is currently a candidate for United States senator. AndyforUSSenator.com. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web sites: ContrarianCommentary.com.