Congressman A and His Brother

The Post details the involvement of Congressman A (currently White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel) and his brother (Ari Emanuel) in circumstances surrounding an alleged scheme by Gov. Blagojevich.

The indictment also does not say whether either Rahm or Ari Emanuel was ever pressured to raise money. It alleges only that Blagojevich told a lobbyist and a state official to talk to the congressman about a fundraiser, suggesting his brother host it.

Emanuel previously came under scrutiny in the case after Obama officials acknowledged he talked to Blagojevich about Obama’s vacant seat, which federal officials claim Blagojevich was scheming to auction off. They determined his discussions were “totally appropriate and acceptable.”

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