Blagojevich Makes Closing Argument in Impeachment Trial

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Rod Blagojevich boycotted his impeachment trial by the State Senate, but today the Illinois Governor appeared to deliver an impassioned closing statement. He said the only evidence brought against him consisted of four taped telephone conversations which did not prove he committed a crime. As to accusation that he abused his power by importing illegal drugs from Canada, he said the idea came from former Congressman Rahm Emanuel, now White House Chief of Staff, and that it was approved by other figures in Washington. Andrew Leipold is Professor of Law at the University of Illinois.

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Guest:
Andrew Leipold - Professor of Law, University of Illinois

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal