A wide-ranging prison interview with Obama’s good buddy Tony Rezko and amazingly nobody asks him anything about Obama. Because mentioning Obama’s criminal pals is a bad strategy or something.
He’s been long known to be the man behind the curtain, who helped craft deals but rarely showed his face or talked to the media.
His trial took place in the Spring of 2008, in the midst of a heated presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Obama. In one debate, Clinton chastised Obama for having ties to Rezko, who had poured money into the campaign fund of Obama earlier in his career.
Rezko was behind bars when authorities arrested Blagojevich in December of 2008 and charged him with attempting to sell Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, citing recorded conversations.
“I think it was very unsmart of him to have conversations when he did about Obama’s replacement,” Rezko said. “But he is not the evil person who is been portrayed over the last few years. I think he did good things for the state of Illinois.”