(CNN) - An internal report compiled by the Obama transition team concludes that neither President-elect Obama nor his aides - including incoming Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel - had any "inappropriate" contacts with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or Blagojevich's staff.
The report states that there is "no indication of inappropriate discussions with the governor or anyone from his office about a 'deal' or a quid pro quo arrangement in which he would receive a personal benefit in return for any specific appointment to fill the vacancy."
The report states that Obama himself had no "contact or communication with Governor Blagojevich or members of his staff about the Senate seat."
FBI agents arrested Blagojevich on December 9 after federal prosecutors alleged, among other things, that he had tried to "sell" Obama's former Senate seat. It is the sole authority of the Illinois governor to name a successor who would serve the remaining two years of Obama's term.
Now, you sorry haters can stop warming your hands hoping and wishing for some bad news to happen to Obama and his team. Ain't gonna happen. Stop wasting your life away looking down a dark narrow negitive road... or you might get hit or ran over by your past mistakes. Hmmm, now thats something to think about!!!!!
No big surprise there. Their own internal investigation? Heck, I could have written that kind of a report. Meaningless tripe!
Wow! What a shock!!! An Obama investigation into Obama determined that Obama was clean.
Shocking!!!! Even worse is how all of Obama's sheeple eat it up without asking anything.
"Nothing to see here....move along....nothing to see here."
Nixon said he wasn't guilty either.
So did Bush regarding the WMD.
How about a non-Obama driven investigation?
you paid haters want Obama to be guilty so bad you can TASTE it.
DO YOU THINK FOR ONE SECOND THAT OBAMA WOULD RELEASE ANYTHING DIFFERENT THAN THE INVESTIGATING PROSECUTOR ALREADY HAS?????????????
GIVE IT UP GUYS...
(this message paid for by "paid haters to subvert democracy"
So.... what happens when Fitzgerald NEVER charges Obama with anything....
I WILL EXPECT AN APOLOGY FROM EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU !
mark my words..... it will be the end of Obama's SECOND term and you'll still have NOTHING......
N O T H I N G
But hey... have a great 8 years trying to tear down your PRESIDENT because he doesn't belong to your party. Have a great 8 years rooting for him to fail. AMERICANs my arse !!
mr. Hannity, sheath your sword, there is no meat to slaughter. there is no inappropriate contact by any member of the Obama team. Lick your wounds or conduct your own private investigation with O Reily heading the investigation team.If no,support your President-Elect
and to all those who posted before Obama's report was supported by the fed investigation...
put that in your pipe and smoke it...
too many people lack the faith in human nature...guess after the past 8 years, it's to be expected.
I've been involved in internal investigations in the hospital I work in. They usually occur because of some incident involving a patient or a worker getting injured. We investigate ourselves, and figue out whether anything inappropriate was done, and what, if anything should be done differently in the future to make us safer. These reviews are nerve-wracking, but usually fair and unbiased. I don't know what kind of review was done by the Obama transition team, but I would be willing to bet that it was done in about the same way we do it at work. I say, until I learn otherwise, there's no reason to believe they did anything wrong in re: Blago, or in their interal investigation.
Wow Matt sorta sounds like the last eight years President Bush tried to get things done.
The first 4 years consisted of the following: The Republicans trying to get things done and the LIBS issuing a constant barrage of baseless accusations and slander in an attempt to undermine President Bush and the republicans prior to the 2004 election cycle.
The next 4 years after that: President Bush still putting up with the same garbage. Then a black inexperienced man runs and buys off the election. Acorn, NBC, ABC, MSN, CNN and on and on helps black man by not reporting real news. Just climaxing every hour.
Usually when someone say" He has done nothing inappropriate" that means he has done something illegal but not illegal enough to indict the person. So, we choose words like inappropriate, maybe unethical, and if he get lucky , unfounded. Means that we can find nothing on him, but deep down we know he did something wrong. Round one goes to Mr. Obama, and probably Gov. Blago. Both of them are in the same tub rubbing someone else back.
Does that mean for all the people complaining about Obama, that Sarah Palin's internal investigation of her corruption charges were not credible?
The Rethugtican'ts must be crying in their beer. What a bunch of zeros. There is no there there folks. You want dirt, try asking Dark Vader Chenney about his no-bid contract to Hallerbertin!
For those who doubt the report because it was an internal investigation: I suppose you were more satisfied when it was Sarah Palin's internal investigation that cleared her on Troopergate (or Tasergate in her words)? If the FBI isn't concerned, why should you be? Get a life and move on.
Isn't it amazing that Obama never knows anything about all of the corruption going on all around him in Chicago,people being investigated for years,people he "works"with go to jail,over and over, and he says he had know idea about anything they are involved in.Give me a break.
It's so funny..the Repubs were complaining so hard that Obama didn't come out right away with this report saying there must be something there if he didnt come out with this report. Now that he has come out with the report, I see comments like "Shock, an investigation of himself was shows no wrong doing." Nothing would ever be good enough for such bitter folks unless it was Obama hanging himself. That's how hateful and bitter so many out there are. You won't be happy if he is doing well. You want him to fail so bad that you can taste it. These are the same people who say "Country First", yeah right!
Prosecutor Fitzgerald said in the beginning there was no inappropriate conduct on the part of the Obama team. Why are some media so reluctant to move on to one of the hundreds of real stories that need their watchful eye. Oh yeah, the media is not our watchful eye anymore, they're our gossip columnists.
" MERRY CHRISTMAS!,MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I wander if Santa Claus will have the marvelous idea to give as special present to each democrat, A BRAIN!, so they can descern intelligently to vote republican on the next elections (if we ever get another elections).
But then that is too much to ask to the old fat guy, for I think he is fed-up with the politics around the world, specially the CHICAGO-CORRUPTED POLITICAL DYNAMICS ATMOSPHERE, FROM WHERE OBAMA COMES FROM!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Merrillville, Indiana "
To the idiot with the president joke. Robert Kennedy was never a president(he got shot in "68 remember). Just like haters talkin and don't know what the hell they talking bout. I can say the same about Bush, Cheney looks to me as the real 43rd president of the U.S.A!
SOMEONE PLEASE REPORT THIS TO THE MEDIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i'm glad, but i have to say i don't have faith in our government anymore.
it doesn't matter what any report says because the far right neocons and anti Obama folks have their little minds made up that he's guiilty of SOMETHING...come on he HAS to be RIGHT?? These folk won't be happy until they can find anything to try to by Obama down. As far as I'm concerned then I hope they're NEVER happy!
Told you so!!
A good man, will be a great President!!
Someone with intelligence and empathy – just in time for a rough time in our lives (but hey) our ancestors lived through this and worse....and we are still standing!! (we just need to get better – lets get it right) or as close to "right" as humanly possible! :)
HAPPY HOLY-DAYS ALL! We just went through Winter Soltice and can Spring be far behind???
BRENDA C = FIRST OF ALL, CNN,NBC,OR ANY OTHER NEWS CHANNEL, HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ME VOTEING FOR OBAMA. UNLIKE YOU. I CAN THINK FOR MYSELF, ALL OF YOU REPUBLICANS, PUTTING PARTY OVER COUNTRY THINKING PALIN CAN RUN THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.( WITH HER DUMB A$$) LOL YOU DID'NT WANT A BLACK MAN FOR POTUS BUT YOU GOT HIM. HA!!! WE VETTED HIM JUST LIKE WE VETTED PALIN..CONCLUSION!!!! SHE'S AN IDIOT!!!NOT FIT TO BE VPOR POTUS. TAKES ONE TO VOTE FOR ONE...