December 12th, 2008
06:15 PM ET
5 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.


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  1. Seth

    Hillary Clinton tried it and lost.
    John McCain tried it and lost.
    Now the Media is trying it.

    The American people don't care about distractions and Blagojevich scandal, they care about the melting economy and what Obama can do to fix it.
    We can easily see the Media try to gin-up a connection between Obama and the Gov's scandal, and it just reminds the American people of when President Bush was building the case for the Iraq war the Media was busy covering Britney Spears, then during the war Media again too busy to ask the real questions, instead they were all dressed up in short skirts and pom-pom cheering on the Bush administration.
    The Media needs to stop being distracted by shiney objects and do their job of giving real information and stop manufacturing drama.
    The Media is like a child crying "REAL STORIES ARE HARD, BAH, WA, WAAAA".

    December 12, 2008 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  2. Paul Lennon

    I just hope Jesse Jackson Jr doesn't end up with the senate seat.
    I don't trust him at all.

    December 12, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  3. bernice

    YOU!! Regressives are so funny!!

    December 12, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  4. J UAN CARLOS

    OBAMA,,,,,,,,,,,,,TRANSPARENCY,,,,,,,,AT,,,,,,,,,,,ITS,,,,,,,,,,BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    FOR,,,,,,,,,,,BLIND,,,,,,,,,,,AND,,,,,,,,,,,,STUPID,,,,,,,,,,,SUPPORTERS

    December 12, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  5. Soaponarope

    Um...If Obama and Rahm were involved don't you think that the Feds would have released the tapes of them and convict them? How many times do the Feds have to say Obama is not involved until the Repubs get it? What is wrong with CNN? Where were you when Bush LIED about the war? Now you are out to ruin an innocent man. Great!

    December 12, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  6. gregg

    karma is great,, hope it hits where i hope it does,,, a democrat that voted for mccain... look out all u bots.. u might find out you might have to pay your house payment afterall... lol

    December 12, 2008 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  7. Larry

    I'm surprised he knew that the investigation might be looking at him,he says he doesn't know about any corruption.

    December 12, 2008 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  8. geraldine

    Obama would have to steal candy from a blind child, videotaped on youtube, to convince you all that he is not a lilly-white decendent from God that he is presented to be by the media.

    something about this situation is Clinton-esque, and you all know what I mean. Sooner or later a blue dress will surface.,

    December 12, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  9. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Not a single news network is reporting that Rahm reported Blago to the Feds. How is it that you know all about it Mike? Sounds like another internet urban legend. By the way, based on what we KNOW today, no one can say who is or is not involved, except the Feds.

    December 12, 2008 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  10. Wait a minute!

    Well, one good thing is that least this idiot knocked Palin out of the news.

    I feel sceptical - supposedly Blagojevich was under investigation for three years and KNEW he could be wiretapped. Don't you think it's odd that in the privacy of his office and on his home phone, he referred to the candidates by number and never by name? Here's a conspiracy theory for you. Someone who wants to distract the democrats and the country offers Blagojevich some big amount - a couple of million when he gets out of prison - if he will take the fall on this. No one's name is mentioned so they all are smeared. They might get a Republican in if there is a special election and there is a distraction from the important issues that they created. The conservatives thirst for power seems unlimited and this would fit them.

    As far as Obama - if you worked with someone who was embezzling from your company and knew nothing about it, does that make you an embezzler? If your neighbor was committing adultery does that make you an adulterer? We all interact every day with people who aren't on the up and up and probably don't know it.

    We need to focus on the real problems and pull together to heal this country. If the Republicans can't deal with somone else making decisions then they should all take a time out in a corner and relax - for about eight years.

    December 12, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  11. Roger

    "Hello Chicago" should be Good-bye Chicago! For Pl Obama, Jackson or other statemens from Crook County.

    December 14, 2008 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
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