Death Threats, Blago Rumors Plague Emanuel

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2008 4:57 PM CST
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(Newser) – Fuming over rumors he was the Obama adviser who spoke with Rod Blagojevich about the president-elect’s Senate seat, Rahm Emanuel told ABC News today he's received death threats and the media have "intruded too much." Emanuel is not a target of prosecutors, sources told the AP late today, but reporters have been camped outside his Chicago home. He managed to elude them on his way to work today.

“I'm getting regular death threats,” an irate Emanuel told reporters at his home. “You've put my home address on national television. I'm pissed at the networks.”