06.02.2010 0

Rahm Emanuel subpoenaed in Blago trial

By Adam Bitely –

Via the Chicago Sun Times we learn that the Don of Chicago Politics has been  subpoenaed:

President Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was subpoenaed by the defense to testify in Rod Blagojevich’s upcoming trial, a Blagojevich attorney told the Chicago Sun-Times.

“Yes, he’s been subpoenaed by the defense,” one of Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers, Shelly Sorosky said today.

Sorosky described Emanuel as a “critical” witness because: “he’s the supposed victim of an extortion.” One of the charges against Blagojevich accuses him of attempting to extort Emanuel while he was a congressman.

White House is yet to respond. Not only will this be the trial of the year, but the Obama administration will be stage center in the drama about to unfold.

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