The Blagojevich Time Bomb
Politico’s Kenneth Vogel pens a piece on why the president-elect may not have to turn over much in the way of records when it comes to transition team contacts with Rod Blagojevich.
BUT as noted here, the big disclosures will come via the Blagojevich team if the Illinois governor is indicted. All the tapes will be turned over to the defense team, and assuming that smart, experienced pols like incoming Chief of Staff are much more likely to speak their mind rather than write down their thoughts, it is the tapes that will matter most.
Second question for federal prosecutors: Can Eric Holder’s main Justice in D.C. request the transcripts from U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald and provide them to the White House without triggering alarms at every level?
The Holder confirmation hearings should feature some guarantees demanded and given by the nominee to GOP senators about the conduct of the Blagojevich invetsigation and the tenure of Mr. Fitzgerald.