Report: Rahm Emanuel May Announce WH Resignation on Friday

Posted: Sep 28, 2010 10:10 AM
When Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek re-election on September 7th, we wondered how soon White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel might abandon his current post and bolt back to Chicago to pursue his dream.  ABC News reports that moment may be coming very soon:

Although no final decision has been made because of family considerations, ABC News has learned that White House officials are preparing for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to announce on Friday -- as Congress adjourns for recess -- that he is leaving his post to explore a run for mayor of Chicago.

White House officials expect that President Obama will also name an interim chief of staff, perhaps senior adviser Pete Rouse, at the announcement.

Sources close to Emanuel cautioned that he has yet to pull that last trigger on the decision.

Emanuel's likely departure is not a surprise; his mayoral aspirations are well known.