Friday, December 12, 2008
Emanuel Talks With Blagoyevich Taped
A local FOX News affiliate in Chicago reports of sources who claim Rahm Emanual, Obama's Chief of Staff designate, talked directly to Gov. Rod Blagoyevich on multiple occasions in recent weeks about Obama's Senate replacement, and those conversations were recorded by federal investigators listening in on the governor's phone conversations pursuant to a wiretap order issued by a court. Obama's transition team refused to respond to questions about Emanuel's conversations with the governor. Emanuel deflected questions from reporters on the subject yesterday while he was visiting Chicago's City Hall. Whether those conversations may have involved discussions of a quid pro quo remains unanswered.