Blagojevich's lawyers seek FBI interview with Obama
Rod Blagojevich's lawyers want the FBI to give up details of interviews conducted last year of President Obama, his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and others as part of the investigation into the former governor
I'm not a lawyer, I'm human, but I think this is a stroke of genius on the part of the Blago legal team.
This forces the FBI (read White House) to decide how badly they want Blago. Do they want him bad enough to release these transcripts and at the very least embarrass Obama and team? The worst case scenario here is that Emanuel or someone else in the WH could be implicated.
In my mind Emanuel is up to his rear in this episode and he really does not want the transcripts released.
My suspicion is that if a judge rules in favor of the defense and orders the transcripts released Blago will all of a sudden get a sweetheart plea deal and be spared prison time.