Pelosi Open to Prosecuting Bushies

Emanuel: Blago didn't imply anything shady in talks with me
By Erin Mendell,  Newser User
Posted Jan 18, 2009 11:50 AM CST
Obama White House Chief of Staff-designate Rahm Emanuel uses his cell phone, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington.    (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
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(Newser) – Nancy Pelosi would consider prosecuting some Bush White House officials, she told Fox News Sunday, even though Barack Obama has signaled that he doesn't favor such a move. "We cannot let the politicizing of, for example, the Justice Department to go unreviewed," says the speaker of the House.

Elsewhere on the Sunday circuit:

  • Rod Blagojevich did not imply he wanted anything improper in talks about Barack Obama's Senate successor, Rahm Emanuel said on NBC's Meet the Press, the AP reports.
  • Pelosi wants to repeal the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy before they expire next year. 
  • Obama will jump right into international diplomacy, top aide David Axelrod told CNN's State of the Union.