December 12th, 2008
06:15 PM ET
9 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. mike

    And the media keeps the speculation up....Ramn did a good job to tip the authorities...good for him, good for Obama, good for america!

    December 12, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  2. tim

    President Elect Obama should not be sworn in until the Rezko tapes
    are released. Both Obama and Jackson are "absolutely sure" none
    of their people was dealing with the Gov. Jackson story is falling apart
    by the minute–Obama's probably on same path. Release the Rezko
    tapes now.

    December 12, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  3. Sara

    Is it normal for the FBI to tell people whether or not they're the target of an investigation? Actually, when you tell someone you're investigating him doesn't that hinder the investigation?

    If Jackson and Emanuel are innocent, they sure don't act like it. KJL, you're right....only the guilty sweat.

    December 12, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  4. yellow dog democrat

    Get rid of the liars and hate preachers _ rush limbaugh, hannity, etc. these people are dangerous and evil – they will meet their maker one day and have to explain their pitiful lives and all the money they took to spread their vile words

    December 12, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. tee

    Time for Obama to go back to chicago

    Your facts are all wrong. Please do a better job at researching.
    once again your wishful thinking is just WISHFUL.
    Nothing will happen to Obama or anyone on his team.

    December 12, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  6. Jacob

    I'm so sick of scandals. I was truly hoping Obama would be bringing change to Washington, but this doesn't look good. Sigh.

    December 12, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. Darla


    Stop It...Obama will be sworn in!! You people are wishing, hoping and praying you won't have an African-American/White President...

    Rezco is old news...Obama would not have made it through the primaries it that was the case....

    Practice in the mirror: President Barack Hussein Obama....

    I'm LOL at you closed minded people....maybe one day you'll go to the light!!!

    December 12, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  8. Cal

    Well, you wouldn't have guessed that if you were watching CNN's resident blowhard Lou Dobbs trying to make such ludicrous insinuations.

    December 12, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. Nola

    A question for all you Obama haters – If Obama was involved in any of the Chicago illegal political action why didn't Attorney Fitsgerald
    have him arrested? Why has and does the attorney Keep stating that President-elect is not involved any of his investigations? When you answers these two questions maybe then you will have enough brain power to arrive at an answer

    December 12, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  10. Mary

    All I have to say is: President Barack Hussein Obama....the next President of the United States....May God Bless and Keep you from all the H A T E R S......

    December 12, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  11. Brenda C

    Why does Ralph always have his fingers on his nose? Is he trying to hold it up or something? It must be the stink from his liberal party and boss getting to him. I think the whole group of Chicago thugs stink from top to bottom.

    December 12, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  12. Disgusted

    this isn't an Obama scandal!!!!!!!!!!!! geez people get over it and get used to the idea that he's going to be the next President and a great one too. This is just another bump on the road and not even his bump.

    December 12, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  13. Toni

    Sara, you are obviously not post-menopausal, diabetic, or obese. How lucky you are ...and how silly for connecting guilt to sweating.

    December 12, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  14. David Newport, OR

    Greg...the screaming GOP banshees love to hear their own screaming and will never stop. It is far easier to focus on non-issues than to question themselves at to why they got handed their butts on a silver platter this past election. Since that time, they have done nothing to help their situation.

    December 12, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  15. Concerned Democrat

    What else do we know about the list he provided Gov. Illinois that contained Obamas picks to replace him as Senator?

    December 12, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  16. Patty


    Emanuel - like Obama - and Obama's "brain," Axelrod ,come from the Chicago cesspool - surprised, anyone?????? If yes, what universe are YOU living in?!

    December 12, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |


    December 12, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  18. billy-bayou

    Watch where you step people. obama, Rahm, Axelrod, Resko, Ayers, Dorn, Blago, kaladi,Ward Chamberlin, all deciples of sol Alinski, all with the same ajenda. Redesign the United States, Those people are not happy with the way the Constitution has thinge laid out.
    You may not like what they are about to force on to you.

    December 12, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  19. Patty

    mike December 12th, 2008 6:52 pm ET

    ….Ramn did a good job to tip the authorities…

    mike, please explain when/how "Ramn" tipped the authorities. Shouldn't be a problem for an "expert" like you????????????

    December 12, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  20. bob

    looks like rush will need to find something else to whine about now

    December 12, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  21. SHAME

    Keep dreaming Obama conspiracy theorists (Dawn, Josh, Jenny, and the others). Join us as we move toward a nation of working people who have standing in the world, again. We don't have time to wake you up first.

    Birth Certificate no later than comment # 30
    Elitist no later than comment #40
    Arrogant no later than comment #60

    You know where I am headed with this and sometimes it gets worse ~ yes, even worse. Cannot wait until January 29th,

    December 12, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  22. Steve NY

    They are all part of that Chicago "political machine". Don't act surprised, people.

    December 12, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  23. John K

    Emmanuel probably did talk to Blagoavitch. That doesnt bother a real Illinois citizen I think we are missing the point Obama not only wanted to clean up Chicago politics but state wide politics incidentally you not only have" pay as you play" in Illinois but you also have "pay as you work" Springfields is a cess pool every four years and the water never does get Sotened!

    December 12, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  24. Karl Rove

    Blagojevich you fool! You should've been a republican so your cronies won't impeach you. Say something about your state's constitution being irrelevant and then give me a call.

    December 12, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. Ted

    The ACORN doesn't fall far from the tree...

    December 12, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
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