Roland Burris has blamed state lawmakers for his shifting accounts of how he became a Senator. The lawmakers, he said, failed to elicit the full story when they questioned him in early January at an Illinois House committee hearing.
But a close review of the hearing's transcript shows that Burris' testimony -- which he has since repeatedly revised -- came in response to direct questions about both his contact with allies of former governor Rod Blagojevich and an $800,000 loan he received in 2002 from his biggest donor.
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