Prosecutor's Closing Argument: Blagojevich 'Lied To You'Federal prosecutors began their closing argument in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial on Wednesday, telling jurors that the former governor lied to them repeatedly during his seven days on the witness stand.
Blagojevich Completes Testimony At RetrialRod Blagojevich wrapped up his testimony at his corruption retrial on Tuesday after seven days on the witness stand, including three days of cross-examination by federal prosecutors.
Prosecutors, Blagojevich Spar Over Meaning Of His WordsDuring a full day of cross-examination at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial, federal prosecutors repeatedly tried to use the former governor’s own words to discredit him and paint him as dishonest.
Prosecutors Begin Cross-Examining Blagojevich, Call Him A LiarFederal prosecutors wasted no time painting Rod Blagojevich as a habitual liar on Thursday as they began cross examining the former governor at his corruption retrial on Thursday.
Blagojevich Trial Continues With One Less JurorRod Blagojevich was back on the stand on Friday in what turned-into a family affair as his oldest daughter Amy attended the trial, but that wasn’t the only change in the courtroom. One of the 18 jury members was no longer in court.
Blagojevich Trial To Resume On WednesdayRod Blagojevich's defense attorneys initially planned to begin calling their first witnesses on Monday, but late Friday afternoon, court officials announced the trial will not resume until Wednesday.
Prosecution Rests, Blago's Defense To Begin Presenting Case MondayAfter federal prosecutors rested their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, defense attorneys told the judge they plan to begin calling witnesses next week.
Prosecutors Could Rest Case Against Blagojevich On ThursdayFederal prosecutors have said they expect to rest their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, and the defense team has been told to be ready to begin presenting its case on Monday.
Blago Judge Accuses Defense Of Putting Prosecutors On TrialThe federal judge in the Rod Blagojevich trial has accused defense attorneys of trying to put the prosecution on trial.
Fundraiser Describes Offer Of Cash For Blago To Pick Jesse Jackson Jr.An Indian-American businessman testified Wednesday that he approached Rod Blagojevich’s brother in October 2008 with an offer of campaign cash in exchange for naming Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to the U.S. Senate seat that would soon be vacated by Barack Obama.
Jurors Hear 'F***ing Golden' Tape In Blagojevich TrialJurors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday heard the secretly recorded phone conversation in which the former governor calls the U.S. Senate set he is accused of trying to sell “f***ing golden.”
Judge: Blago Lawyer's Questions 'Out Of Bounds'A defense attorney for Rod Blagojevich drew some harsh criticism from the judge at the former governor’s corruption retrial on Monday for repeatedly asking questions that the judge had already ruled were "out of bounds."
Blago On Tape: 'It's Very Important For Me To Make A Lot Of Money'As federal prosecutors continued to focus on allegations that Rod Blagojevich was trying to sell or trade an appointment to the U.S. Senate, jurors in his retrial heard the former governor saying "it's very important for me to make a lot of money."
Tapes Reveal Thanks From White House Not Enough For BlagojevichWhen Rod Blagojevich learned in late 2008 that all he would get from the Obama administration was thanks and appreciation for appointing a friend President-elect Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate, he had two simple words for the White House: “F*** them.”
Former Aide Testifies About Blagojevich's Senate Seat SchemesA former top aide to Rod Blagojevich testified on Tuesday that the deposed governor asked him what he could get for himself in exchange for appointing a U.S. Senator about a month before Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 and vacated his Senate seat.