From NBC's Mark Murray
If you're Obama, you're probably glad this news came out today rather than in, say, October. But it does rain on his parade just a bit.
Per the AP, a federal jury found Chicago political fundraiser Tony Rezko guilty of 16 of 24 counts in his corruption trial. Rezko "was accused of scheming to get bribes from businesses seeking state contracts."
Rezko is well known to Obama and even raised money for the Illinois senator. However, in no way was Obama accused of any wrongdoing relating to Rezko's trial.