This report from Fox Chicago claims that Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel did in fact discuss Obama’s Senate seat with Governor Blagojevich and may be included on one of the many FBI surveillance tapes. It wouldn’t be the first time one of Obama’s “I never knew him/talked to him” automatic denials has turned out to be a lie. I guess, if you elect someone from Chicago, you’re bound to get a large dose of scandal, lies, and corruption. And, he’s not even in office yet. Oh, wait, I guess I shouldn’t forget the “office of the President-Elect”. Egos.
The firestorm surrounding Governor Blagojevich is putting some heat on Barack Obamaâ€™s transition team. Fox Chicago News has learned about possible conversations between a top Obama aide and the governor regarding the open senate seat. Craig Wall has the exclusive.
From Hot Air:
On the surface, this makes sense. The notion that Obama and his team had nothing to say about the Senate appointment and had no contact whatsoever with Blagojevich was ridiculous. Emanuel, with his ties to Illinois politics and his status as Obamaâ€™s right-hand man, would make the most likely candidate to handle those negotiations.