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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:48 AM
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More Blago news: His chief defense lawyer has quit
and he'll be on The View and GMA today. The following is from a long article about Blago, his impeachment and much more:

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"Blagojevich's fight would have one fewer supporter as his chief defense attorney, Ed Genson, announced Friday that he would pull out of the federal criminal case. In announcing his withdrawal, Genson insinuated the governor didn't listen to his advice.

"I never require a client to do what I say, but I do require them to at least listen," Genson said.

Blagojevich said Friday afternoon that he was surprised by Genson's announcement and had no further comment.

Blagojevich also suffered a legal setback Friday when a federal court ruled that state lawmakers could hear a handful of FBI wiretaps made in the corruption investigation that led to Blagojevich's arrest."

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090124/ap_on_re_us/illinoi...
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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:38 AM
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1. Thought his attorney was going to
sue in court saying the impeachment procedures were illegal. Likely just a ruse.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:52 AM
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2. That may be another attorney
but Blagojevich is clearly out of control enough for his chief defense attny to quit.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:16 AM
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3. He has 3 attorneys representing him
The one that quit has been the odd man out over the past few days.

The other 2 are brothers or father-son I think
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:18 AM
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4. The one who quit, was his defense lawyer in the criminal matter
that's pretty significant.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:29 AM
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5. Agreed
Thanks for filling me in
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:35 AM
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6. This is EXACTLY what he does as governor. blago has no ability to listen or talk
with the state legislature, even from his own party. That is the beginning of why no other politicians like him. I always felt he was like bush/cheney in that respect.
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