December 12th, 2008
06:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Source: Emanuel told he is not a target of Blagojevich probe

Rahm Emanuel will be Obama's White House chief of staff.
Rahm Emanuel will be Obama's White House chief of staff.

CHICAGO (CNN) - A source who has been briefed on the investigation says Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's chief of staff, has been notified he is not a target of the probe into Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


Filed under: Rahm Emanuel • Rod Blagojevich
soundoff (111 Responses)
  1. BB

    Don't tell Campbell Brown. That butt-ugly loud-mouth drama queen can get several days of hype out of anything that connects Obama to anybody.

    December 12, 2008 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  2. mb

    This is good news, now the media needs to step back and the Feds do what they need to do.

    The media have no ideal, how much harm they can cause.

    December 12, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Proud to be American

    Of course Rahm is not a target of the probe into Illinois Gov.... is this news?

    December 12, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  4. Richard Rohde

    Pretty amazing, an intransigent, bloated union says no deal, and it becomes the Republicans who are to blame. How much did UAW give to ACORN in the last election? Unions ruined the steel business, the airline business, the garment manufacturing business with their bloated ways and now the the auto industry which they actually killed years ago, is a moldering corpse. Yet those wonderful Democrats in Congress that the unions bought and paid for now want to make it even easier for them to ruin more companies with the ridiculous card check bill.

    December 12, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  5. Darko

    Yet...

    December 12, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  6. No incumbents 2010

    Did he think he might be?

    December 12, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  7. KJL

    Why would he care? Only the guilty sweat.

    December 12, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. DIZIZI31

    No surprise. Only Appreciation.

    December 12, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  9. chuck

    THANK GOD. IT'S GOOD TO HEAR.

    December 12, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  10. kirk in upstate new york

    Phew!

    December 12, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. rich

    Why would he be concerned?

    December 12, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  12. karl

    Raph is a clean man !

    December 12, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  13. Ben

    We have to clean up the home of President elect!!

    How can he be coming home to a governor he doesn't get along with or whose approval ratings are all time low. How could he?

    December 12, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  14. PDX Gal

    Blagojevich would have been in better company as a Republican. He could have been cheered and defended by his own instead of facing impeachment by the hands of his own party.

    Next time- Blagojevich: Side with the party that cares nothing about policing itself!!!

    December 12, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  15. Carli

    Yay!!! I love you Rahm-bo

    December 12, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. mjc

    Duh. He's probably the one who told Blago Thanks but No Thanks with his middle finger.

    December 12, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  17. Robin

    He probably sent a dead fish to someone. lol

    December 12, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  18. Lynn in NM

    Was he worried? Was there a reason to be worried?

    December 12, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  19. yellow dog democrat

    stay the course! this is only the beginning of the crap that will be thrown at the Obama administration to bring them down. there are a lot of unhappy repugs out there that are looking for revenge!

    December 12, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  20. Bruce

    Are you reading this Rush? How about you Sean ...Oh I forgot, you'll probable not get this one on the conservative talking point news wire.

    December 12, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  21. Brenda R. Harris

    I smell something fishy...oh !!! that was in the last letter that he sent to someone.

    December 12, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  22. T

    Oh no... didn't you all here? One democrat is corrupt.

    So apparently every other person in the party is taking bribes, selling babies for fertilizer and responsible for the auto industry taking a dive.

    Don't you listen to Rush? You betcha!

    December 12, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  23. Patty

    Not yet, Rahm , , , but the plot thickens . . .

    December 12, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  24. Milhouse van Houten

    "Confused man can't dislodge index finger from nose".....

    December 12, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  25. Dee

    Of course he's not. Rahm might have a temper sometimes, but he's clean when it comes to things like these.

    December 12, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
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