[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/POLITICS/12/11/blagojevich/art.obama.blago.gi.jpg caption="Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, and Barack Obama attend a 2007 rally for Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid."]
President-elect Barack Obama says he's "absolutely certain" that no one in his office was involved in any deal-making with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who faces federal corruption charges.
FBI agents arrested Blagojevich on Tuesday. He's accused of trying to sell Obama's now vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Today, Obama said he was "appalled and disappointed" by what's in the federal complaint.
"I had no contact with the governor's office. I did not speak to the governor about these issues," said Obama.
"What I want to do is to gather all the facts about any staff contacts that may have taken place between the transition office and the governor's office, and we'll have those in the next few days and we'll present them. But what I'm absolutely certain about is that our office had no involvement in any deal-making around my Senate seat. That, I'm absolutely certain of, and that would be a violation of everything this campaign has been about. That's not how we do business," he went on to say to reporters.
As for all those curse words the FBI says Blagojevich tossed around over the past couple of months.
"I won't quote back some of the things that were said about me. This is a family program, I know," said Obama.
Today the president-elect once again called on governor to resign.
"I think the public trust has been violated. So, let me be absolutely clear, I do not think that the governor at this point can effectively serve the people of Illinois," he said.
The governor isn't listening to his critics. He was back at work today. And, some believe he will fight for his job.
Or do you think Blagojevich will try to make a deal with prosecutors?
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