January 24th, 2009
09:45 AM ET
6 years ago

Blago's lead defense lawyer to resign

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial is scheduled to start on Monday.

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial is scheduled to start on Monday.

(CNN) - Prominent Chicago defense lawyer Ed Genson said Friday he intends to resign as attorney for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the criminal case against the governor.

"I never require a client to do what I say but I do require them to at least listen to what I say. ... I wish the governor good luck and godspeed," Genson said in brief remarks to reporters.

Genson would not elaborate on his reasons for withdrawing from the case or any conversations he had with Blagojevich about his leaving the case.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Rave

    Blago.. is Bottomline A_hole of Today's politics.

    January 24, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. James

    Poor misunderstood Blago.

    January 24, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Perusing-Through

    Can you really blame Chicago Defense Attorney Ed Genson? How do you defend a big mouth client like Gov. Rod Blagojevich?

    January 24, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  4. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    It's obvious that Genson is part of the nefarious plot to railroad this honorable Governor and raise taxes! Riiiiiiight...

    January 24, 2009 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. JOE KILOZ

    THE,,,,,,,,,,OBAMA,,,,,,,,,,,,HAND,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    January 24, 2009 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. EBC

    LORDIE...Lordie...Lordie...

    This fool is NOT wrapped too tight. I watched his press conference and this idiot was talking about "cowboys". HA! HA! It was so comedic because you could see him sinking more and more into his own quick sand of insanity.

    I hope he likes ORANGE, because this fool is heading straight to the JAIL HOUSE quicker than you can say "cuckoo".

    January 24, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
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