Skip to comments.Blagojevich's Lawyers Want Obama Aides To Testify (Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Jesse Jackson Jr.)
Posted on 12/24/2008 3:01:01 PM PST by Libloather
Blagojevich's Lawyers Want Obama Aides To Testify
Illinois Governor's Lawyers Issue Letter Calling For Subpoenas
Dec 24, 2008 3:00 pm US/Eastern
CHICAGO (CBS); In a dramatic development in the ongoing impeachment proceedings, lawyers for Gov. Rod Blagojevich want two key aides to President-elect Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to testify before the House impeachment committee.
Sources tell CBS station WBBM-TV that a letter sent by Blagojevich's lawyers to committee chairman, State Rep. Barbara Currie, asks that the committee subpoena Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Jackson.
On Tuesday, a transition official disclosed that Obama, Emanuel and Jarrett, have been interviewed in connection with the federal investigation into Blagojevich. The transition official, speaking on a condition of anonymity, also confirmed that Emanuel had been captured on wiretaps taken as part of the investigation.
Blagojevich was charged on Dec. 9 with plotting to use his governor's authority to appoint Obama's Senate replacement and make state appointments and contracts in exchange for cash and other favors. He has denied any criminal wrongdoing and has resisted multiple calls for his resignation, including one from Obama.
In an internal review, released on Tuesday by Obama's team, found that Emanuel was the only Obama adviser to talk to Blagojevich and his top aide, John Harris. The two men have been arrested as part of a federal corruption investigation.
Emanuel had one or two conversations with Blagojevich and four with Harris on the subject of the Senate seat, according to the review.
The report said Obama authorized Emanuel to pass on the names of four people he considered to be highly qualified to take over his seat - Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, Illinois Veterans' Affairs Director Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Jackson Jr.
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Oh, this should be good.
We’re all gonna need a huge pile of popcorn.
Uh Oh...perjury coming into play now...was it one phone call or two phone calls Mr. Capone? And remember, you are under oath :D
You know if they started jailing some of these political clowns; we might get somewhere.
Hillary and Bill should be the first.
I hope Blogojevich has good security.
He knows where a lot of skeletons are buried.
So far all this has been is one dog and pony show by Fitz. Not one RAT has gone to jail nor will they ever.
“Emanuel had one or two conversations with Blagojevich”
A poster yesterday noted that Rahm’s home is about 150 yards from Blogo’s office. I’d like to see the visitor’s log from the Guv!
LMAO, I bet they do! Me, too!
The sooner we get this rogues gallery of absolute scum under oath, the better.
A look at Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s wish list for infrastructure projects
I thank Jim Rob for FR everyday.
Maybe I'm just over analyzing this whole thing, but I don't
trust this outfit at all. Too teflon for me, and the media
cover a little too much.
Somehow I think the “officials” are going to keep those skeletons buried and keep Blago from becoming one. They’re just one big happy crime syndicate. Who’s to question them?
Who else thinks that Emanuel dropped as many F bombs on tape as Blago did?
Lol...and you just know the "N" word has to be in there somewhere
Could be but no big deal (unless you use it while Republican).
It is getting hot in here
Obama thinks Tammy Duckworth is “highly qualified” to sit in the US Senate?!?!?!?!?!
The best efforts of the local and national media couldn’t convince the liberals in Illinois to elect that whackjob, so Blago gave her the Veteran Affairs job to pad her resume and as a reward for being one of the few Iraqi Freedom veterans to schill for the Dems publicly against the military. I would say she is about as qualified as Al Franken to serve in the Senat... umm nevermind.