Blagojevich atty. to submit Obama report

December 28, 2008 9:20:41 PM PST
The lead attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on contacts with the scandal-plagued governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Attorney Ed Genson told the Chicago Sun-Times on Sunday that the report would support Blagojevich's claims that he hasn't done anything wrong in his handling of Obama's vacant Senate seat.

State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, chairwoman of the committee, says Genson's request to submit the report would probably be approved. The House panel meets Monday.

Genson's move comes after the panel rejected his request to subpoena incoming Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

Blagojevich was arrested Dec. 9 on federal corruption charges.

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