To what extent did Obama’s team know about Blagojevich’s shenanigans? On one hand, the formal complaint says:
Rod Blagojevich said he knows that the President-elect wants Senate Candidate 1 for the Senate seat but “they’re not willing to give me anything except appreciation.”
Which implies that the governor spoke to someone in Obama’s circle about a possible quid pro quo. On the other hand, though, Obama says he was “not aware” of Blagojevich’s actions with the Senate seat.