Burris: 'I Have Done Nothing Wrong'
He'll comply with perjury review, but no more interviews
By Ambreen Ali, Newser User
Posted Feb 18, 2009 3:08 PM CST
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(Newser) – Roland Burris today urged his constituents to "stop the rush to judgment" as he denied any wrongdoing in the process of gaining his Senate seat, the Chicago Tribune reports. "If I had done the things I’ve been accused of, I’d be too embarrassed to stand up here," he said at a meeting in Chicago. He also fired back at the press, vowing not to "engage the media and have facts drip out in selective soundbites."

"You know the real Roland," he told the group of politicians and business leaders. "I have done nothing wrong and I have absolutely nothing to hide."

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Feb 19, 2009 3:02 AM CST
Burris is guilty of being stupid. Next case.
Feb 19, 2009 1:10 AM CST
You asked, airron, therefore i will refer you to the pieces written by AnnieChrist and drlarrymitchell as to why Burris offends me. They did a great job.Saves me the time and energy.
Feb 18, 2009 4:48 AM CST
By contemporary Washington, DC standards, he has done nothing wrong. bush shredded every amendment in the BOR except his cherished 2nd amendment, gonzales 'could not recall ' a single conversation he had over the last 8 years, rumsfeld and cheney authorized war crimes for which we previously prosecuted the Germans and Japanese etc, ad infinitum. Whether Burris committed perjury or not is up to a court of law to decide. It appears he skirted a fine line, but it is going to depend on exactly how the questions put to him were phrased, while he was under oath . As I understand it, he was asked did he raise money for Blago, did he promise Blago he would. Did he have contact with the guv's staff regarding his appointment. It turns out he had conversation with blago's brother and friends of blago, but not blago or his staff. He did not 'promise' to raise money, he told brother blago he would try, but doubted anyone would contribute. So is he guilty of perjury beyond a reasonable doubt, or did he answer evasively, as is the wont of every politician and crook on the planet? I'm sure the DA will determine whether there is a case there or not.