Did Rahmbo bring down Blago?

The speedy arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich may have been due to the intervention of future White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

By Alex Koppelman
December 10, 2008 12:20AM (UTC)
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Think Progress notes that at least one Chicago reporter thinks that future White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel might have had something to do with the arrest of his fellow Democrat, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. And no, not because he's been caught up in the investigation, but because he may have gone to the feds and told them about the governor's alleged attempts to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat.

The reporter, Jack Conaty, said Tuesday:


We did receive a tip this morning that perhaps all of this came together so quickly because the Governor may have reached out to Rahm Emanuel, the president-elect's chief of staff, in attempting to leverage filling the Senate seat. And it may have been Rahm Emanuel who tipped the scale and made this move as quickly as it did.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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