PRESSURE MOUNTS ON EMANUEL TO RESIGN!
Pressure is mounting on Rahm Emanuel to resign!
The Herald Sun reported on this massive story that is being ignored by the US media:
BARACK Obama’s chief of staff is under pressure over reported contacts with Illinois’s corruption-tainted governor, who faces impeachment proceedings this week.
Rahm Emanuel, a combative congressman from Illinois who will serve as Obama’s political gatekeeper in the White House, was reported to have been in touch with Governor Rod Blagojevich about Mr Obama’s Senate seat.
The Chicago Tribune and New York Times did not suggest any wrongdoing by Mr Emanuel, citing sources as saying he had presented suggested names to take over the seat without offering any inducements to Mr Blagojevich.
The Times Online also reported on the pressure on Rahm Emanuel to resign:
THE bullish, foul-mouthed but effective Chicago arm-twister Rahm Emanuel has come under pressure to resign as Barack Obama’s chief of staff after it was revealed that he had been captured on court-approved wire-taps discussing the names of candidates for Obama’s Senate seat.
Emanuel’s presence at the heart of the scandal threatens to roil the president-elect’s administration as a Chicago prosecutor builds his corruption case against Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois governor.
Meanwhile, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she was hoping that Governor Blagojevich will step dowon on Monday.
The Hill reported:
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) may give up his seat on Monday, according to the state’s attorney general.
“We have heard that there is a possibility that tomorrow he will make an announcement that he will step aside,” Lisa Madigan said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Madigan said she was not certain whether that meant that Blagojevich would resign or temporarily remove himself from office – an option outlined in the Illinois state constitution that would allow him to continue getting paid his current salary.
“I have heard as well that that is one of his main concerns is his financial circumstances right now,” Madigan said.
Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attempting to sell President-elect Obama’s vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder. The Illinois general assembly is scheduled to meet in a special session on Monday to discuss the governor’s fate.
Sadly, the governor has no intention of listening to his political rival Madigan.
Blagojevich’s spokesperson said the governor has no plans to step down tomorrow.
More… The UK Guardian is also reporting on the pressure on Emanuel.
More than a dozen witnesses have come forth in the Blagojevich case.
Still more… The Illinois Attorney General Madigan Gets a Grade of “C-“.
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another reminder that Blagojevich and the Obama Team discussed the senate seat early and often.