Sources: Rahmbo Made Only One Call to Hot Rod– 4 to Top Advisors(?)
This latest news on the Hot Rod scandal contradicts everything that we’ve heard so far about the Rahmbo-Blagojevich scandal.
It also does not explain this report from yesterday that claimed Blagojevich regularly took calls from Emanuel.
The AP reported:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich is legendary in Illinois political circles for not picking up the phone or returning calls, even from important figures like the state’s senior senator, Dick Durbin.
But there was always one call Blagojevich regularly took, say his aides, and that was from Rahm Emanuel — his congressman, his one-time campaign adviser and, more recently — and troubling for Emanuel — one of his contacts with President-elect Barack Obama’s transition staff.
But, this morning ABC is reporting that Rahm had only one conversation with Illinois Governor Blagojevich:
Sources tell me that the Obama team’s review of contacts with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will show that Rahm Emanuel had only one phone conversation with Blagojevich.
The contact, described as a “pro-forma” courtesy call, came as Emanuel was named Chief of Staff for Obama. Most of the discussion concerned Emanuel’s Congressional seat (which had previously been held by Blagojevich), with only a “passing reference” to the Senate vacancy, according to these sources. No deal for the Senate vacancy was discussed.
The Obama Team won’t confirm or deny the latest report.
They are going to finally release their own report on the scandal this week.
Macsmind says, “Nice try, George.”
The Stratasphere reveals: “Team Obama Was The Side Pressuring For Senate Successor – Not Team Blagojevich”