Obama said that when he questioned Rezko about news reports of his questionable political dealings, his friend assured him there was nothing wrong. "My instinct was to believe him," he said.
Now this comes from a guy who says he will meet with anyone with no preconditions. Wow.
Asked if he ever thought Rezko would expect something from their relationship, Obama was definitive. "No, precisely because I'd known him for [many] years and he hadn't asked me for favors."
When Obama launched his bid for the Illinois Senate in 1995, Rezko was his first substantial contributor.
The following year, Obama was elected, then re-elected in 1998. Rezko helped bankroll Obama's subsequent campaigns:
Hussein is either funning us, naive or stupid. Or any combination thereof plus all of the above.