Blagojevich defense

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007479" title="Rod Blagojevich" href="/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic">Gov. Rod Blagojevich</a> talks on the phone outside his house after speaking briefly with the media. Blagojevich told reporters he wants to call <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000007532" title="Rahm Emanuel" href="/topic/politics/government/rahm-emanuel-PEPLT000007532.topic">Rahm Emanuel</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a>'s chief of staff, to testify on his behalf. He noted that Emanuel in a television interview "made it clear nothing inappropriate" was said in his conversations with Blagojevich about naming someone to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV0000001" title="United States" href="/topic/politics/government/national-government/united-states-ORGOV0000001.topic">Obama</a>'s former Senate seat. His comments came a day after he missed a deadline for seeking witnesses, documents or other materials to be used in his defense.
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( Tribune photo by Michael Tercha / January 22, 2009 )

Gov. Rod Blagojevich talks on the phone outside his house after speaking briefly with the media. Blagojevich told reporters he wants to call Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, to testify on his behalf. He noted that Emanuel in a television interview "made it clear nothing inappropriate" was said in his conversations with Blagojevich about naming someone to Obama's former Senate seat. His comments came a day after he missed a deadline for seeking witnesses, documents or other materials to be used in his defense.

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