[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/23/art.borahm1223.gi.jpg caption="Sources tell CNN that a report to be released by the Obama transition team will exonerate President-elect Obama's aides including Rahm Emanuel pictured in this file photo."]
HONOLULU, Hawaii (CNN) - Two Democratic officials are predicting that the long-awaited report about aides to President-elect Barack Obama alleged contact with the office of embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will largely exonerate Obama's transition team.
"You're going to see this is a lot about nothing," one Democratic
official said about the controversy.
The report is significant because of lingering questions about what role - if any - top Obama aides like Rahm Emanuel played in the so-called pay-to-play scandal now engulfing the governor of Obama's home state. Specifically, the report will document what contact Emanuel and potentially other aides had with Blagojevich and his aides about the governor's alleged attempts to auction off Obama's old seat in the U.S. Senate.