Chicago, Illinois (CNN) - Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed a motion Thursday seeking to subpoena President Barack Obama to testify in the corruption case against the former Illinois governor.
The 10-page motion contends Obama must have information in the case because the charges against Blagojevich involve alleged deal-making to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama when he became president.
"The defense understands that the President of the United States of America is not a routine witness and would not request his appearance if it did not think he was critical to the liberty of Rod Blagojevich," the motion says.
According to the motion, Obama's public assertion that he had no involvement in talks about filling his Senate seat contradicts information from another witness in the case.
In addition, the motion says Tony Rezko, a political fundraiser convicted of fraud charges who has links to Obama, also is a government witness in the case and Obama can offer testimony about him.
Say what you will about him, his hair looks marvelous.
Blagojevich and Obama deserve each other. Maybe they'll just go away, and soon.
Blago is an idiot and this is just a move to delay his trial.
This is the only person shadyer and more self absorbed than Sarah Palin.
Blago is guilty. Give him an orange jumpsuit and a one way cab ride to Sing Sing prison and let him rot away for eternity. The guy is a lunatic and an embarrassment to the state of Illinois, just like the ex-governor before him, George Ryan, who is in prison in Indiana.
A creepy little stall tactic by a creepy little man.
Just yesterday Blago threatened the prosecutors and called them names, I guess that didn't work. This is just another threat by Blago dropping a big name knowing full well the President won't be subpoena by him or anyone else. Blago is a desperate man and will take you, me and his own mother down with him in order to save his behind, he's already thrown his wife to the wolves by funneling money to her.
OBAMA will be the weasel he is and will weasel out this one also. Just like his not willing to show proof of being born an American.
You go, Rod! Let's have some Chicago political entertainment.
Can someone spell "Grandstanding"??? Get him fitted for an orange jumpsuit!
This was so obviously going to happen I wonder why it's even a story.
It's always BIG headlines when one attempts to supeana the prez.
I mean, back a few years ago, didn't that criminal Scooter Libby's legal team attempt to supeana W and pull Dick Cheney kicking and screaming from his "undisclosed location" hidey hole?
OK conservatives, go for it and spout your fake righteous indignation while having your infantile fun. Just remember, Blago is manipulating YOU!
I really hope this little crooked twit gets locked up for a long time.
obama is a crook and a liar. just look he associates with. finally the public will realize this
Sure...it must be everyone's fault except for Rod himself. What a slimeball. The Hollywood executives that hired this jerk for TV appearances are even more slimy.
Ahhh, another comedic move by the big hair guy. How silly
Leggo my Blago!!! FREE BLAGO!!
Garbage from a garbage man.
This reeks!!! The Blag should leave the President out of his cesspool.
uh oh.. Muddy chicago politics.. guess the president is going to get drug into this too!