Sangamon County state's attorney interviews Sen. Roland Burris in probe of testimony
The Sangamon County state's attorney has interviewed Sen.
Roland Burris in a probe into the senator's testimony before a legislative panel looking into his appointment by Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Delmarie Cobb, Burris' media and political adviser, said Burris met with State's Attorney John Schmidt on Monday. She said Burris thought the interview was a fair one.
Schmidt in February launched an investigation into whether Burris deliberately misled the House committee that recommended Blagojevich's impeachment. The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics is also looking into the issue.
In question is whether Mr. Burris committed perjury when he told the committee that neither he nor any of his representatives had spoken with Mr. Blagojevich, also a Democrat, or his representatives before Dec. 26 about securing the Senate seat vacated by President Obama. Mr. Burris subsequently changed his story.
There's still no official answer as to why, but Springfield is buzzing after U.S. Senator Roland Burris was seen at the Sangamon County courthouse this week.
Prosecutors in Sangamon County are investigating Burris for possible perjury.
The appointed U.S. Senator has had trouble coming-up with a clear story about how and why he got the nod from former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to take over President Obama's old Senate seat.
Prosecutors are not talking about Burris' visit, and the Senator's staff is not returning calls.