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01/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Blagojevich Arrest: Rahm Emanuel Tip Off? (VIDEO)

Republicans are already attempting to tie the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to President-elect Barack Obama. But local reports suggest that it was Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who tipped feds off to Blagojevich's corrupt dealings:

CONATY: We did receive a tip this morning that perhaps all of this came together so quickly because the Governor may have reached out to Rahm Emanuel, the president-elect's chief of staff, in attempting to leverage filling the Senate seat. And it may have been Rahm Emanuel who tipped the scale and made this move as quickly as it did.

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However, a source close to Rahm Emanuel tells Talking Points Memo that the story is false.

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