Blago Brother's Talk With Burris Fair Game for Inquiry

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2009 1:32 PM CDT
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – FBI recordings of a conversation between Sen. Roland Burris and the brother of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich can be released to the Senate Ethics Committee, a judge ruled today. The committee is investigating Burris’ appointment by the now-impeached governor, made after Blagojevich was indicted, the Hill reports. The taped conversation occurred before the impeachment and the appointment.