Report: Emanuel Had Numerous Conversations with Blago's Office (Video)

Rahm Emanuel took a flight to Africa today before the Obama Team released their report on the Illinois senate seat investigation.
The Obama Team essentially cleared themselves of wrong-doing regarding the Illinois senate seat.
Bill Sammon FOX news managing editor, says there are still a lot of potential political minefields here for the Obama Team:

The AP reported:

An internal review prepared for President-elect Barack Obama says his incoming chief of staff had multiple conversations with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s office, but no one close to Obama suspected that the governor might be trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat as prosecutors allege.

The report was released Tuesday as an Obama transition official confirmed that Obama and two of his top aides, Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett, have been interviewed in connection with the federal investigation into Blagojevich.

Incoming White House attorney Greg Craig, who conducted the internal review at Obama’s request, found that the president-elect had no contact with Blagojevich or any of his staff about the Senate seat he vacated to take over the presidency.

The Chicago Tribune has a copy of the report (pdf).
It looks like it may be time to dust off your dictionary.


Mary Katharine Ham has more thoughts on the Obama-Blago report at The Weekly Standard Blog.

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