Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Rahm Emanuel, Blagojevich, political plotting on wiretap. Transcript

| No Comments

Federal wiretaps transcripts revealed Tuesday in the Rod Blagojevich criminal retrial in Chicago featured Blagojevich, then the Illinois governor, plotting in 2008 with then Rep., now Mayor Rahm Emanuel over if he would appoint a placeholder--Forrest Claypoole--to his House seat while he serves as President Obama's chief of staff, if he could figure out a legal way to do it. Vacant House seats--unlike in the Senate--are supposed to be filled by a special election.

PDF: Transcript of Blagojevich, Emanuel phone call (Warning: Contains adult language)

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets


Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on June 7, 2011 6:15 PM.

Obama declares downstate Illinois countries disaster areas was the previous entry in this blog.

German State Dinner arrival pool report is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.