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E-mail shows Rahm Emanuel and Blago Traded Favors

June 21, 2010 Politisite 0

President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, then a congressman in Illinois, apparently attempted to trade favors with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich while he was in office, according to newly disclosed e-mails obtained by The Associated Press. Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, agreed to sign a letter to the Chicago Tribune supporting Blagojevich in the face of a scathing editorial by the newspaper that ridiculed the governor for self-promotion. […]

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One of President Obama's best friends — have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury

May 11, 2010 Politisite 0

While details are few, E-mails and other records of Obama Friend Dr. Eric Whitaker have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury The investigation involves “faith-based initiatives” and health-awareness campaigns funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health when Whitaker ran the agency for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to copies of subpoenas obtained under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Obama has said he recommended Whitaker for that job, […]