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February 11, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF UH OH. . ..

Boston Globe - Ousted governor Rod Blagojevich pleaded not guilty yesterday to revised federal corruption charges and challenged prosecutors to allow jurors to hear all of the FBI's recordings of his telephone conversations.

Sounding combative after the brief hearing, Blagojevich told reporters he would not ask US District Judge James B. Zagel to prevent jurors from hearing the wiretaps of conversations in which prosecutors say he schemed to sell or trade President Obama's former Senate seat.

"Let me cut right to the chase, today I'm laying down the gauntlet,'' Blagojevich said.

He challenged the government to play all of the roughly 500 hours of recordings during the trial, slated to start June 3.

"I'm not just going to talk the talk, I'm going to walk the walk,'' he said. "Play the tapes, play all the tapes.''


1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Blago. Maybe we'll get some more indictments out of this. I'd like to see Rahm Emanuel frog-marched out of the White House in cuffs.

February 12, 2010 1:43 PM  

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