Fox News had a piece on the Broadway Bank-Giannoulias-Rezko loan issue, and cited the 2006 Windy City Times interview of Alexi that we here at Team America first brought to the surface this past Monday:
h/t Illinois Review.
Greg Hinz also touched on this today:
The Sun-Times on Monday had a big story about a Broadway Bank loan to a partnership including Rod Blagojevich crony Tony Rezko in February 2006. Team Giannoulias responded that he was campaigning full time for state treasurer at that time, having taken a leave of absence from the bank in September 2005.
Problem is, it turns out, Mr. Giannoulias was quoted in newspaper clips well into 2006 as talking about his work at the bank —in the present tense. And, as it turns out, the on-leave Mr. Giannoulias still got a $40,000 paycheck from the bank in the first half of 2006.
A campaign spokeswoman responds that the leave was a paid leave — from his father's bank.
Expect to hear more from Team Kirk about that one.
Yes, Greg, and from Team America, too...