U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama sat down with Chicago Sun-Times reporters March 14th and answered a laundry list of questions regarding his relationship with Tony Rezko.
At that time, reporters also asked Obama about whether he had a relationship with Nadhmi Auchi.
Read on for the Q & A...
Q: . . . Have you ever met Nadhmi Auchi or Dr. Aiham Alsammarae?
A: I have to say I do not recall meeting them. It’s been reported that a dinner that Tony hosted at the Four Seasons — I don’t have the exact date, so I don’t know whether it was before November ’04 when I hadn’t been elected but had already won the primary or whether it was after the election, in which I was . . . Tony called and asked if I could stop by because he had a number of friends that he had invited to dinner and he wanted me to meet them. I told him that I would be happy to come by if my schedule allowed it. And it did. Although I couldn’t, I think, stay for dinner, so I remember meeting a bunch of people who I had not met before. I frankly don’t remember what their names were. Business was not discussed at the meeting. It was more of a social meeting and they asked me questions about the Senate race and so forth and so on.
Q: But you have no specific recollection?
I have no specific recollection. But again, they may have been there. So I can’t say unequivocally that I did not meet them, but I just don’t recall.
Q: Did you ever help Auchi enter the country?
Q: Or your office, that you know of?
A: “Not that I know of.”