Obama: Fox is Watching the Hen House

Team Bama has probed itself and the findings are, "No contact in Ill. gov scandal." Our citizenry can put their heads on their pillows tonight, resting assured, the fox is watching the hen house.

From AP, via Yahoo News.
CHICAGO – President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.

Obama pledged to make the review public, but said he decided to hold off because prosecutors asked for a delay and "I don't want to interfere with an ongoing investigation." U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald released a statement confirming the request.

Controversy has swirled around the president-elect and his incoming White House chief of staff, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, following Blagojevich's arrest last week on charges he schemed to trade Obama's Senate seat for personal gain.

Obama, fielding questions at a news conference, sidestepped when asked whether Emanuel had spoken with aides to the governor about potential Senate appointees.

Emanuel was one of several aides who watched the news conference from the wings.

The president-elect pledged the results of the investigation by his incoming White House counsel, Gregory Craig, would be released "in due course."

He said the probe was complete and thorough, but did not say which of his aides Craig interviewed, whether any of them was under oath at the time, or any other details. read more...
Let's not forget who Mr. Craig is either. His repertoire of high profile cases demonstrates his love of transparency and justice for the down-trodden .
The Politico-Among Craig’s other high-profile cases: successfully representing Elián González's father, a Cuban, in his efforts to regain custody of his son; and representing U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in connection during the Volcker Commission's investigation of the oil-for-food Program at the United Nations. read more...
Thank you Mr. President-elect, with a man like this on the case, we can all put this ugliness behind us. Now, we can get on to something more important, like stimulus packages and taxpayer funded bailouts.

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