Emanuel, Jackson testify at Blagojevich retrial (AP) – 1686th Edition

25 05 2011

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at the Federal Court building for his federal corruption trial Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Chicago. U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are expected to to testify as defense witnesses. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)AP – Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys launched his defense Wednesday in his corruption retrial, summoning Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to testify briefly that they did not know of any arranged deals with the ousted governor over President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.

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