I am believing that Emanuel snitched to the Feds once Blago folks informed him that a bribe/deal would have to be made.
That is why Rahm The Silent is maintaining his low profile and has gotten death threats. Fitzgerald told him he cannot reveal his actions or that he is an informant - yeh, that’s it - an informant.
I guess “snitch” is too harsh for a Democrat - he performed a civic duty by calling Fitzgerald directly to inform him of the transgression. Of course, his contacts within Justice/the FBI had told him that Blago’s telephone conversations were being taped.
No source - just a hunch of mine.
I don't think so. Either the Obama team is very good at feigning surprise or else they were actually surprised at the arrest of Blago and Harris. They acted shell shocked.
There were three weeks of taped phone calls after the cut off date of the current complaint, Nov. 13. In the days leading up to Nov. 13, Blago was insistent on getting information to Valerie Jarrett and the Pres.-Elect Advisor (Emmanuel) about the creation of a 501(c)(4) which Blago would head.
Did Jarrett and Emmanuel get that information? How did they respond? Is their response on the wiretaps which occurred in the 3 weeks after Nov. 13?
Obama said yesterday he was going to do an investigation within his staff to find out who had contact with Blago about the Senate seat and what the contact was and get that information out? We'll see what they come up with?