December 9, 2008
Obama needs to get his story straight
Everyone from Patrick Fitzgerald on down insists Obama is not implicated in the Blago scandal. The President-elect told us so.
Asked what contact he'd had with the governor's office about his replacement in the Senate, President-elect Obama today said "I had no contact with the governor or his office and so we were not, I was not aware of what was happening."
Jake Tapper ABC asks the important question:
But there remain questions about how Blagojevich knew that Mr. Obama was not willing to give him anything in exchange for the Senate seat -- with whom was Blagojevich speaking? Did that person report the governor to the authorities?
And, it should be pointed out, Mr. Obama has a relationship with Mr. Blagojevich, having not only endorsed Blagojevich in 2002 and 2006, but having served as a top adviser to the Illinois governor in his first 2002 run for the state house.
What did the President-elect know about Blago's corrupt demands, and when did he know it?