President-elect Barack Obama is expected to release the internal investigation of his transition team’s contacts with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday. The reported conclusion: Rahm Emanuel did nothing wrong, move along.
The findings were leaked to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, who posted on his blog:
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.
Sources also confirm that Emanuel made the case for picking Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett during at least one of the conversations. In the course of that conversation, Harris asked if in return for picking Jarrett, “all we get is appreciation, right?” “Right,” Emanuel responded.
Meanwhile, the back story to the alleged contacts reads like a soap opera script:
Like me, Jarrett is a Stanford grad. So, alumna to alumna, here’s some free advice: Remember President Harry S. Truman’s warning, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”