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Obama's Rezko Problem


A British-Iraqi billionaire lent millions of dollars to Obama's fundraiser just weeks before 
an imprudent land deal that has returned to haunt him, an investigation by The Times discloses.

The money transfer raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain's 
wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago.

A company related to Mr Auchi, who has a conviction for corruption in France, registered the 
loan to Obama's bagman Tony Rezko on May 23, 2005.    Auchi says the loan, through the 
Panamanian company Fintrade Services SA, was for $3.5 million. 

Three weeks later, Obama bought a South Side house while Rezko's wife 
bought the garden plot next door from the same seller on the same day, June 15.

Obama says he never used Mrs Rezko's still-empty lot, which could only be accessed 
through his property. But he admits he paid his gardener to mow the lawn.

Mrs Rezko, whose husband was widely known to be under investigation at the time, 
sold a 10-foot strip of her property to Obama seven months later so he could enjoy a bigger garden.

Obama now admits his involvement in this land deal was a "boneheaded mistake".

Mrs Rezko's purchase and sale of the land to Mr Obama raises many unanswered questions.
It is unclear how Mrs Rezko could have afforded the $625,000 purchase of the garden plot.
Mrs Rezko said her salary was $37,000 and Mr Rezko told a court he had "no income." 

I don't know if this is true or accurate,
but can we find out before the wedding?

Even if there's nothing there, the GOP and their whore media will 
certainly paint Obama as corrupt and claim this is "Obama's Whitewater."

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