Obama Camp to Clear Air on Blago Contacts

Report will see light after delay requested by federal prosecutor
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 22, 2008 11:29 AM CST
Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks after his arrest last week on federal corruption charges.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – President-elect Obama plans to reveal tomorrow his staff's conversations with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. "We have a report," said a rep. "It's been ready for release for a week. We've held off at the request of the US Attorney's office and that continues to be the case, though we expect to be able to release the report shortly."

Obama had promised to release this week the review he ordered of contacts between his aides and Blagojevich’s office about appointing Obama's Senate successor. The president-elect is on vacation in Hawaii, but his office will go ahead with the release tomorrow, transition officials said. The president-elect up to now has been withholding the report in deference to prosecutors who are interviewing witnesses in the case.