Blago Subpoenas Delivered to Obama White House

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Posted: Jun 02, 2010 7:06 PM
The Chicago Sun Times reports that President Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and special adviser Valerie Jarrett have both been subpoenaed by Rod Blagojevich's attorney to possibly testify in the former Illinois Governor's upcoming trial:
Sorosky (Blago's attorney) said there are two areas of interest involving Emanuel: the alleged attempted extortion of Emanuel by then-Gov. Blagojevich and the U.S. senate seat selection concerning now-White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Jarrett was initially interested in the Senate seat post after Obama was elected president in 2008 and Emanuel had some discussions with both Blagojevich and his staff about the open seat. ...

The defense in Blagojevich's case has already subpoenaed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. -- all are Democrats.