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Allegedly corrupt Blagojevich wants Obama on the stand

Close relationship: Obama and Blagojevich.

Defense lawyers for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich want to see President Obama testify at the former governor’s June trial and have moved to subpoena the president, CBS 2 Chicago reports. Blagojevich pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges that accuse him of scheming to get a lucrative job or cash in exchange for the Senate seat Mr. Obama left open when he assumed the presidency.READ MORE HERE

According to the unredacted version of the memo, a labor union official told investigators that Mr. Obama had talked to him about the possibility of naming Valerie Jarrett, now a White House adviser, to the Senate. “Labor union official told the FBI and the United States Attorneys ‘Obama expressed his belief that [Senate Candidate B] would be a good Senator for the people of Illinois and would be a candidate who could win re-election,” the redacted memo reads, according to the copy provided by the Tribune. Senate Candidate B refers to Jarrett. The document also claims Mr. Obama had a conversation with Blagojevich in December, 2008, days before the governor’s arrest. It also suggests Mr. Obama may have relevant information about…READ MORE HERE.