Rahm Emanuel gets a subpoena from Blago's lawyers

Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich have subpoenaed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, the Sun-Times reports.

Blagojevich (at left) stands accused, among other things, of trying to extort then-Rep. Emanuel (D-Ill.) (center). Defense Attorney Shelly Sorosky said Emanuel's testimony is relevant to his client's alleged efforts to profit from what was then President-Elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

The former Illinois governor has already subpoenaed Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), though none of those subpoenaed may actually be forced to testify.

A judge has declined the defense's efforts to subpoena President Barack Obama.