April 22, 2010
Blagojevich Trial Nears: Can Obama Be Implicated?
Will President Obama have to testify under oath about the appointment of his Senate successor?Drudge carries two big stories this afternoon on the trial of former Governor Blagojevich. Blagojevich has subpoenaed the President to take his testimony on the events in question. Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of scheming to sell or trade the Senate seat left vacant by Obama's election as president.The motion filed Thursday says Obama was interviewed for two hours by prosecutors and FBI agents regarding the Blagojevich case, and the defense filed a motion asking for all transcripts, notes and reports from that interview. But the defense never received the documents, the motion said. The motion also claims that prosecutors say Blagojevich met a labor union official whom he believed to be in contact with President Obama, and told the official he would appoint a certain candidate to the vacant Senate seat. In exchange, Blagojevich expected...(Read Full Post)