WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel tried trading favors with Rod Blagojevich, according to e-mails revealed yesterday.
Within hours of agreeing to sign a letter of support for Blagojevich — the former governor of Illinois now on trial facing corruption charges — in the Chicago Tribune during one of his many controversies, then-Congressman Emanuel asked for help releasing a $2 million grant payment to a school in the district Emanuel represented at the time.
The e-mails were between Emanuel, his congressional staff and Bradley Tusk, Blagojevich’s top aide at the time. Tusk, who is testifying in the Blagojevich trial, also ran Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election campaign.
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