Except, four years ago former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich reported to federal prison in Colorado for attempting to sell the Illinois Senate seat (vacated by President-elect Barack Obama).
Carefully selected clips from the wiretaps were played at Blagojevich's trials - it took 2 tries to convict him. His defense counsel wanted all the wiretaps played. Federal Judge Zagel denied the motion.
HuffPo Blagojevich Wiretaps
HuffPo Transcripts of Blagojevich tapes from trial
FBI Rod Blagojevich Public Corruption Case, March 12 2012
Journal Star Wiretap transcripts at issue in Rod Blagojevich appeal
Jump forward 4 years
Zero Hedge This Is How Much It 'Costs' To Get AN Ambassadorship: Guccifer 2.0 Leaks DNC 'Pay-To-Play' Donor List [September 14 2016]
A large number of the largest donors received senior diplomatic or political positions following thge donations, ranging from UK Ambassador to Assistant Attorney General. The DNC released a statement pre-emptively claiming that this was the work of Russia (and reigniting Trump's links to Putin).Let us prey. h/t Thomas Nast