Obama: No Inappropriate Involvement in Senate Seat Appointment
President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a report prepared by his transition operation shows that there were no inappropriate dealings between his staff and Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) on the question of who should replace him in the Senate.
Obama, who appeared at a news conference in Chicago where he announced his top aides on the environment, called the report thorough and comprehensive. He reiterated earlier assertions that he has had no contact with Blagojevich or the governors staff on the Senate seat appointment.
Obama said the release of the report will be delayed a week on the request of prosecutors who are preparing corruption charges against Blagojevich.
We just want to make sure that were not interfering with an ongoing and active investigation, Obama said.