Thursday, December 25, 2008

It Ain't Over Yet For Rahm Emanuel: Subpoena Likely

Uh oh, trouble ahead for Team Obama. Associated Press is reporting that Obama's chief of staff-to-be, Rahm Emanuel, is likely to be subpoenaed by Gov. Blagojevich's attorney. This comes, as you probably know, on the heels of Team Obama declaring that it's own internal investigation turned up no wrongdoing in Emanael's dealings with Blago. We have yet to see an independent investigation of Obama's team members, by the way. (Had to take a break from my vacation to bring this to your attention, in case your spiked egg nog haze has kept you from paying attention to the news.) Among the others likely targeted for subpoenaes from Blago's legal team: Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). Obama chief of staff may be subpoenaed 26th December 2008 (Australia Time), 7:46 WST A lawyer for embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has asked a panel considering his impeachment for allegedly trying to sell president-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff. (Story from AP at The West Australian newspaper site...) MORE ON THIS: Blagojevich's Lawyers Seek Subpoenaes for Emanuel, Jackson Jr. - FOXNews Rahm Emanuel Discussed Obama Shortlist With Blagojevich Staff - ABC News Rahm Emanuel: First post-election disappointment - EnerPub Obama, team lawyered up for inquiries -