Blagojevich on stand for 7th day at retrial
CHICAGO (AP) — Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will testify for a seventh day at his corruption retrial.
Prosecutors resume their cross-examination Tuesday and are expected to try once again to discredit Blagojevich's testimony in jurors' eyes.
A sometimes feisty Blagojevich has tried to hold his own against often blistering cross-examination by prosecutor Reid Schar. Blagojevich has shown only occasional signs of fatigue.
Prosecutors haven't said how much more time they'll need to finish their cross-examination. On Monday, they asked Blagojevich about all the main allegations, so they could begin winding down soon.
Schar repeatedly tried to deploy Blagojevich's own words against him.
He would first ask the ex-governor to deny a specific allegation. Schar would then read from transcripts of FBI wiretaps in which Blagojevich's words seemed to contradict that testimony.