A spokeswoman for President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Russian social media is the modern-day Trojan horse Trump records robo-call for Gillespie: He'll help 'make America great again' MORE confirmed that Obama is open to having Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) caucus with Senate Democrats, even though Lieberman campaigned vigorously against him.

"President-elect Obama looks forward to working with anyone to move the country forward," Stephanie Cutter wrote in an e-mail to TalkingPointsMemo. "We'd be happy to have Sen. Lieberman caucus with the Democrats. We don't hold any grudges."

Lieberman's support for the Iraq war and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has made him a bete noire of liberal Democrats. Bloggers have called for him to be removed from the chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

But Cutter said that Obama wouldn't get involved in whether Lieberman keeps his post.

"We aren't going to referee decisions about who should or should not be a committee chair," Cutter wrote in the e-mail to TPM.