Audio was released Wednesday from a November conversation caught on an FBI wiretap in which Burris promised Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s brother that he’d write the governor a campaign check by mid-December.
Also Wednesday, Burris spent almost a half hour on Hardball with Chris Matthews, getting a grilled over the conversation. Watch the Hardball clip here.
U.S. District Chief Judge James Holderman approved the release of the federal wiretap Tuesday. The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee, which is investigating Burris, requested the tape and will be able to review it.