ABC’s George Stephanopolous reported yesterday that sources close to President-Elect Barack Obama’s transition team have said that their internal report will show that there was no wrongdoing on Rahm Emanuel’s part in his “limited” contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The sources say that Emanuel’s contact was “one time” and that it had nothing to do with Obama’s vacated Senate seat. However, the report stops short of releasing any emails or written correspondence between the transition team and others. It seems that those records are not subject to public scrutiny, falling outside the freedom of information rules, as they do not address the transition period records of the President-Elect.
Isn’t that just so convenient, and did we expect that the Obama report would implicate Emanuel?