In an uncomfortable turn of events, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, a close Obama friend, rejected a charge by Chicagoan Eric Whitaker, a close Obama friend, that a federal corruption case involving former Whitaker associates was tinged by racism. “Almost everybody who’s been indicted or scrutinized has been African American,” Whitaker said last week, suggesting that the U.S. prosecutor, who technically works for Holder, was conducting a “selective” investigation. “I
Eric Whitaker, who has been friends with President Obama since their days together as graduate students at Harvard, was excused from testimony after he leveled charges of racism against the prosecutors. Obama, who by throwing in with the Al Sharptons of the world has helped foster the current climate of suspicion that a racist resides within every law enforcement official targeting a black man, must
Longtime Obama friend and Chicago crony Eric Whitaker has been stonewalling an investigation into a Chicago corruption case and has now been labeled a “hostile witness” by prosecutors. Whitaker served as director of the Illinois Department of Public Health from 2003 until 2007. He has not been charged with wrongdoing, but two of his aides have been linked to schemes to steal taxpayer money.
Longtime Obama friend Eric Whitaker is said by prosecutors to be stonewalling an investigation into a Chicago corruption case and is in danger of being labeled a “hostile witness,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Whitaker served as director of the Illinois Department of Public Health from 2003 until 2007. He has not been charged with wrongdoing, but taxpayer money appears to have been finding its way into the wrong
The former chief of staff to one of President Obama’s closest friends, Eric Whitaker, will plead guilty to a massive kickback scheme and has agreed to cooperate with investigators, according to the Chicago Tribune. Quinshaunta Golden will admit “to bribery, theft and obstruction of justice . . . in a $400,000 state grant kickback scam she is accused of trying to cover up,” the Tribune reports.
A close friend of the President George W. Bush is accused by another close friend – the president’s longtime preacher in Texas, as a matter of fact – of offering a bribe of $150,000 to go away and be quiet. The press goes crazy, right? The preacher is peppered with questions, hounded at his home in Houston until he is finally forced make a statement,
The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was
Wanted to flag this article for you. The Daily Caller is reporting that Solyndra investor George Kaiser donated to a program near and dear to Michelle Obama, Barack Obama buddy Eric Whitaker and Valerie Jarrett during the same year he obtained the half billion dollar loan guarantee for Solyndra. A great piece of reporting and another piece in the puzzle of the growing scandal surrounding
President Obama had a little fun today claiming some credit for preventing a government shutdown, materializing at the Lincoln Memorial to highlight that the monuments are open for business. Note Eric Whitaker, his Chicago pal, was along for the ride. I assume Whitaker is in town because he was going to head to WIlliamsburg with the Obamas. Updated with better video 8:33 pm – thanks