Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Was it Rahm Emanuel who tipped the feds off about Blagojevich?

Rahm Emanuel took over Blagojevich's seat in 2002 when Blagojevich ran for governor of Illinois. Blagojevich ran on the "reform platform". How many times have we heard that one? Blagojevich replaced Governor George Ryan (R-IL) who is currently in prison for corruption charges. I guess a cot in a 8x6 is awaiting Blago.

Anyway, rumor is Emanuel is the "stoolie" here. Or maybe we can look at it this way, "sweepers", meaning cleaning the Illinois house.

Marcy Wheeler catches local Chicago press reporting that Rahm Emanuel may have tipped off federal investigators that Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) was engaging in corrupt acts. Jack Conaty, a Chicago reporter for the local Fox affiliate, said on-air that Rahm Emanuel might have been responsible for causing federal investigators to act quickly to apprehend Blagojevich this morning:

CONATY: We did receive a tip this morning that perhaps all of this came together so quickly because the Governor may have reached out to Rahm Emanuel, the president-elect’s chief of staff, in attempting to leverage filling the Senate seat. And it may have been Rahm Emanuel who tipped the scale and made this move as quickly as it did.

View the video, here.

Read more, here.

IL Lt. Governor Pat Quinn urges Blagojevich to step down, YES PLEASE DO, like TODAY!!

(UPDATE) Emanuel staff states Rahm did not tip the feds.

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