Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Video: David Axelrod on Morning Joe talking about possible Barack Obama ties to Governor Blagoevich

Axelrod on Morning Joe Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:29 AM by Mark Murray
Filed Under: States, Democrats, Obama WH Transition
From NBC's Ashley Codianni and Mark Murray
Earlier today, we noted Obama senior adviser David Axelrod's appearance on Morning Joe, where he parried questions about Obama's and Rahm Emanuel's ties to embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Video: Sr. White House Advisor David Axelrod discusses the latest questions surrounding whether or not White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had any inappropriate conversations concerning the Ill. Senate seat.

"[T]here isn't a person involved in Chicago politics who would tell you that Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich had any kind of close relationship," Axelrod answered. "They never did. They weren't from the same political factions in Illinois politics, and they weren't close."

Joe Scarborough finally gets his chance to grill one of Barack's Cabinet members, in this case, David Axelrod (Sr. White House Advisor), about Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat in Illinois being auctioned off.

Here is the entire transcript...