Did Roland Burris offer to give then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich a campaign donation and ask for the Senate appointment in the same phone call? Listen for yourself.
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.
Read transcript of conversation between Burris and Rob Blagojevich | Listen to Audio
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.