Saturday, June 20, 2009

Burris Dodges Perjury Charge

Senator Roland Burris (D), of possibly buying Obama's vacated Senate seat fame, avoided perjury charges. The prosecutor elected not to bring the charge. It seemed to come down to the idea that while Burris did not answer the question asked, he did not technically lie. The questioner should have compelled him to answer the actual question.

"An Illinois prosecutor said Friday there is not enough evidence to bring perjury charges against Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) for his testimony in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s impeachment proceedings.

State lawmakers demanded an investigation after learning that Burris had failed to disclose under oath that Blagojevich’s brother asked him for a campaign contribution. State Republicans asked the Sangamon County prosecutor’s office to review Burris’s testimony before a state House committee.

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