Send Lawyers, Guns and Money
But don't send the president - that might embarrass Rahm:
- After White House officials said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hadn't taken up President Donald Trump on his offer to send federal help to the city amid spiking violence, Emanuel had a strong message for the administration: "Just send them."
"Send more FBI, DEA, ATF agents," Emanuel said during a news conference Wednesday. "We don't have to talk about it anymore. Just send them."
When asked if Emanuel wanted the president to visit the city, he simply said, "No.
"What I would really like is the federal resources," Emanuel said.
What Rahm wants is Federal dollars to spend. And Federal personnel he can boss around. But we doubt Sessions is going to allow that. And Trump has a big stick to hold over Rahm's head in terms of money. Personally we're hoping for an anti-corruption task force that will jail aldercreatures, ward bosses and Rahm. We think Trump could have a lot of fun with taking Blago out of prison in exchange for dirt on Mell, Madigan and others.