FBI: Burris Promised Help for Senate Seat

CHICAGO (AP) - Transcripts from a call taped by the FBI show
Sen. Roland Burris pleaded to be appointed to the U.S. Senate and
promised to "personally do something" in response to a
fundraising appeal on behalf of then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The promise came in a phone conversation with Blagojevich's
brother, Robert Blagojevich, who led the campaign fund. Burris
repeatedly says how much he wants to be appointed to President
Barack Obama's former Senate seat.

In response to an appeal for money from the governor's brother
Burris says: "I will personally do something."

The transcript was released Tuesday as part of a motion by the
U.S. attorney's office. The U.S. Senate ethics committee is
investigating how Burris got his seat.


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