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    Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    DECEMBER 23--President-elect Barack Obama and two of his top advisers were interviewed last week by federal prosecutors probing Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's alleged bid to sell Obama's vacated Senate seat, according to a report issued today by an Obama lawyer. The lawyer, Gregory Craig, concluded that Obama and his aides engaged in no improper conduct in connection with the Senate opening. A copy of the Craig report can be found below. As part of his review of transition team "contacts" with Blagojevich, Craig reported that only incoming White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoke with the Illinois pol. Emanuel, Craig disclosed, had "one or two telephone calls" with Blagojevich in early-November. Emanuel reportedly gave Blagojevich a "heads up" that he was accepting Obama's offer of the chief of staff job (and, as a result, would be resigning his congressional seat). Emanuel also "had a brief discussion with the Governor about the Senate seat and the merits of various people whom the Governor might consider." Craig also noted that Emanuel had "about four telephone conversations with John Harris, Chief of Staff to the Governor, on the subject of the Senate seat. In these conversations, Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Harris discussed the merits of potential candidates and the strategic benefit that each candidate would bring to the Senate seat." In addition to the president-elect, Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett, an Obama confidante, were interviewed in the past few days by investigators with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago, which, on December 9, announced criminal charges against Blagojevich and Harris. (5 pages)
    Obama Interviewed In Blagojevich Probe - December 23, 2008


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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama Interviewed In Blagojevich Probe - December 23, 2008


    Considering how "scooter" got tagged, better hope the Big O was honest.
    He doesn't have a boss he has to protect by lying that will commute his sentence and likely pardon him.
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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    He doesn't have a boss he has to protect by lying that will commute his sentence and likely pardon him.
    Yeah, that's what happened
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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yeah, that's what happened
    I know, Scooter was trying to save puppies on the freeway.
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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Obama Interviewed In Blagojevich Probe - December 23, 2008


    Considering how "scooter" got tagged, better hope the Big O was honest.
    What a redundant and obviously baited goad. I see your wide cast brought up only one discerning catch so far. Chuckle.

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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    What a redundant and obviously baited goad. I see your wide cast brought up only one discerning catch so far. Chuckle.
    Same as yours...Right?
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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Same as yours...Right?
    So you thought my reply was goading a goad? Sorry, I disagree, but note still only one discerning catch so far……………

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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    So you thought my reply was goading a goad? Sorry, I disagree, but note still only one discerning catch so far……………
    Keep casting. How was your Christmas, I ask while I’m unbuttoning the top button on my trousers?
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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Keep casting. How was your Christmas, I ask while I’m unbuttoning the top button on my trousers?
    Um………while I have had a lot of Gluehwein this evening, I have not that much………………….

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    Re: Obama interviewed by Federal Prosecutors

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I know, Scooter was trying to save puppies on the freeway.
    No he wasn't. He was trying to start a Chinese restaurant.
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