Obama Camp Sits On List of Blago Contacts

No 'inappropriate discussions' by staff, but details must wait
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2008 3:27 PM CST
Illinois Gov.Rod Blagojevich departs his home in Chicago today, saying he was headed in to work to sign a bill.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama's transition team has completed its review of contacts with Rod Blagojevich and his staff, but the US attorney has asked that details not be released while the investigation of the disgraced governor proceeds, the Chicago Tribune reports. A rep cut to the chase: “The president-elect’s staff was not involved in inappropriate discussions with the governor or his staff over the selection of his successor as US senator.”

Transition counsel Gregory Craig has kept prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s office briefed on the review, the Obama spokesman said. Fitzgerald’s office asked the transition team to hold off on disseminating the report—which the rep said “has been conducted and completed and is ready for release”—until next week, and the team agreed.