July 21st, 2010
11:48 AM ET
13 years ago

Blago will not testify, lawyers rest their case

(CNN) - Lawyers for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich rested their case Wednesday without calling him to testify in his federal corruption trial.

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  1. hwy911

    " Lawyers for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich rested their case Wednesday without calling him to testify in his federal corruption trial..." for obvious reasons... Lotsa luck, there, chief.

    July 21, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  2. Kevin in Ohio

    Too bad we couldn't see the criminal Rahm Emmanuel take the stand. His fingerprints are all over this corruption case.

    July 21, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  3. T'SAH from Virginia

    It will be a BIG MISTAKE to allow that 'motor-mouth' to testify!!! Case Closed!

    July 21, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  4. get real

    Awww shucks! I made popcorn for the special occasion.Guess I need to find entertainment somewhere else. Hey, CNN, I wonder what the twit Palin tweeted today.

    July 21, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Who cares.

    He's a loud-mouthed ego-driven nut case - the Palin of Illinois (with a Zipper).

    July 21, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. Paul from Phoenix

    I wonder what deals Obama made with Blago to keep quiet.

    July 21, 2010 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  7. Bababooey

    Imagine that! The idiot that was flapping his yap all over national television
    about how he will be vindicated finally decides to zip it! Too bad
    his advisors didn't tell him to lay low and not make a fool of himself and
    appear on The Apprentice? What an idiot. Who doesn't know how to use a laptop or have a PDA?

    July 21, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  8. Mary

    Too bad, that would have been entertaining

    July 21, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. Lisa

    I'm sure this was the plan all along. It just goes along with his long history of shooting his mouth off before his brain is loaded! He's an attorney (although probably along the same caliber as he was a governor)...anyone whoever bought the lie his butt was ever gonna sit on that witness stand is living in la la land...like him. Once again he gives no one credit for having any sense but his delusional self. He was an embrrassment, he remains an embarrassment and will always be an embrrassment.

    July 21, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  10. Naqib

    Wondering if or how much he got for that move?

    July 21, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Dennis

    That's too bad. I'm sure his testimony would have been amusing at least.

    July 21, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. linda

    So much for months and months of listening to Blagojevich yammer about how he can't wait for his chance to tell his story in court. What a joke this man is.

    July 21, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  13. Barack.Hussein.Obama-America's-Incompetent-DICTATOR

    Darn... Would have made good news clips to illustrate just how dirty and corrupt Chicago politics is. As if watching Obozo bribe and strong arm wasn't enough to show us!

    July 21, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  14. Larry

    Of course he did not testify

    He'd be under oath

    He's as guilty as guilty gets

    LOSER to the core

    July 21, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. Pkm

    federal prision here i come think what you did to childrens hospital

    July 21, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  16. valwayne

    I think Gov Blago is despicable, and he was certainly a slimy piece of work as a Gov, but I haven't seen one piece of evidence that he actually did anything illegal. It looks to me like there is more evidence in the Sestak and Romanoff affairs that the White House broke the law than in the Blago case. After this trial is over every one of those tapes should be released so we can hear what really went on!!!!

    July 21, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  17. witch56

    Too bad, I would have loved hearing him explain himself! They just couldn't control him, he would have had to answer hard truths.

    July 21, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |