Illinois Governor's Lawyer Asks Panel To Subpoena Obama Staff

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's lawyer wants the legislative panel considering impeachment to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses -- including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff.

The head of the state House committee says she's gotten the
request to subpoena Congressman Rahm Emanuel and more than a dozen others, including Valerie Jarrett and Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

It's unclear how the committee will respond. It meets again
Monday.

Blagojevich's lawyer tells the Chicago Sun-Times that testimony from Emanuel, Jarrett and Jackson will help prove the governor's claim that he didn't do anything wrong in his handling of Obama's Senate seat.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 27, 2008 at 01:21 PM
    obama hasn't been held accountable for anything that he has said or done. This is what happens when the media ceases being a watchdog and becomes a lapdog.
  • by Doris Location: Belmar,NJ on Dec 26, 2008 at 09:37 PM
    My ? is did anyboby who voted for him ever read the book he wrote? Here is just one quote. "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY,NC on Dec 26, 2008 at 07:17 PM
    Obama's On the Job Training " OJT " starts in a few weeks. I am so happy he is not a Medical Dr. Obama graduates from Harvard in 1991; Starts teaching in 1992??? Obama graduates from Harvard Law School in 1991 - and starts teaching Constitutional Law in 1992? Isn't this yet another example of Obama saying 'Experience is unnecessary. I'm so intelligent - that I'll simply talk and people will believe whatever I say." How could Obama do anthing more than simply regurgitate what his HLS professors told him? Why not get some experience in the legal field before standing infront of Chicago Law School students and saying "I know I just graduated last year, but trust me. " I'm a genius " I don't need to speak from experience or show you real world examples of any of these topics.
  • by Lenny Location: Bath,NC on Dec 26, 2008 at 09:20 AM
    Rezko attorney 'owns' Obama mansion Lawyer at firm where Democrat worked receives tax bill An attorney for convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko is listed as the owner and taxpayer for Barack Obama's Chicago mansion, according to records obtained by WND. William Miceli is a lawyer at the Chicago law firm Miner, Barnhill & Galland, which also formerly employed Obama. The controversy began when a website called News and Commentary for Thinking People published a 48-page document that lists Miceli as the owner of the Obama home at 5046 S. Greenwood. Miner, Barnhill & Galland was Obama's employer when he did extensive legal work for Rezko, who awaits sentencing after he was convicted in June of fraud, money laundering and bribery-related counts. Miceli, as a senior attorney at the firm, supervised Obama when the future president wrote letters on behalf of Rezko urgingpublic authorities to award him new public properties to rehabilitate, notes the "Barack Book" website maintained
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Dec 26, 2008 at 08:04 AM
    The Obamavich ship is sinking and the good governor is throwing away all of the life preservers. That iceburg called truth will sink a weak ship everytime.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Dec 26, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    I don't know why he isn't asking for Cheney and Bush to testify also. Every other unpleasant or unsavory thing that has happened has been their doing (or was it Halliburton??) so why not now?? And a Happy New Year to all!!!
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