Is Fitzgerald’s Office Leaking to the Chicago Tribune?

After leaking to the Wall Street Journal–which promptly ran an item that U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s people were “livid” about a Chicago Tribune story on the investigation of various politicos in Illinois–are Fitzgerald’s people now ‘leaking’ to the Chicago Tribune?

The Trib, Chicago’s Republican newspaper, which declared itself bankrupt just hours before the feds’ pre-dawn arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has gone from adulatory of Fitzgerald to sycophantic since the Dec. 9 press conference in which the prosecutor praised the paper and stated that he was being kept awake nights by fear of what might happen to a member of its editorial board.

Now the Tribune is running an item saying that Rahm Emanuel, Representative from Illinois and President-Elect Obama’s choice as chief of staff, has been caught on wiretap. The Tribune article does not name a source or sources for the item. In fact, the careful wording of this short piece does not say how many sources there are:

[first graf] “Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama’s
pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod
Blagojevich

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