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Phone records show another Burris contradiction

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Citing phone records, the Sun-Times reports today that U.S. Sen. Roland Burris called Rod Blagojevich's now-criminally charged ex-Chief of Staff John Harris four times. Those contacts are more extensive than Burris reported in his most recent, Feb. 4 affidavit.
Records show Burris tried calling Harris the same day he had discussions about fund-raising with Robert Blagojevich. Sources say Burris was making a hard pitch to Harris -- and other top Blagojevich aides -- for the Senate seat.
Burris wouldn't comment last night on the revelation. Though at a City Club luncheon yesterday, Burris admitted he told "anyone who would listen," he wanted to be appointed to President Obama's old seat. But he didn't say that in any of his sworn affidavits.
Burris canceled his public appearances today.

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Burris and Blagojevich are cut from the same cloth, they think the more they talk the more likely someone is going to believe them.

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