Obama Team: No ‘Inappropriate’ Talks With Blagojevich

Posted December 15, 2008 at 2:36pm

President-elect Barack Obama’s presidential transition office on Monday said a review of contacts with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) shows that neither Obama nor his staff were involved in “inappropriate discussions” with the governor or his staff over the selection of Obama’s successor as Senator.

The review is ready for release, according to a statement by the transition team, but prosecutors have requested that its release be delayed until the week of Dec. 22 “in order not to impede their investigation of the governor.”

Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges that involve efforts to benefit from filling the Senate seat.