Review Shows No "Inappropriate Discussions" Between Obama Aides and Blagojevich or His Staff

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This is an excerpt from an Associated Press article√ā¬†published yesterday.

WASHINGTON -An internal review shows aides to President-elect Barack Obama had no “inappropriate discussions” with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his staff concerning the search for a Senate replacement from Illinois, a spokesman for the presidential transition office said Monday. But spokesman Dan Pfeiffer also said the office won’t release details of its review until the week of Dec. 22 at the request of prosecutors “in order not to impede their investigation of the governor.”

There are no suggestions that Obama or his aides were involved in the alleged sale of his seat. U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has said prosecutors were making no allegations that Obama was aware of any scheming. And Blagojevich himself, in taped conversations cited by prosecutors, suggested that Obama wouldn’t be helpful to him and called him a vulgar term. Even if the governor was to appoint a candidate favored by the Obama team, Blagojevich said, “they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation.”

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