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-- Chicago labor union officials says former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich tried to leverage is senate appointment.
Four presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett into a cabinet position for himself.
The testimony came today and Blagojevich is corruption trial.
Correspondent James Rosen reports on what we've learned about the connections between the Obama administration.
And the defendant.
The challenges that tomorrow will break.
-- the greatest of our lives up.
A planet in peril the worst financial crisis in effect it.
But the president elect was also focused on the more provincial matter of who should get his seed in the US senate.
This emerge from surveillance tapes played recently at the federal corruption trial now in its fifth week.
Both former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich stands charged among other things -- trying in essence to sell that seat.
-- -- taped conversation one week after mr.
Obama's victory speech in grant park.
Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris now witness for the prosecution recounted to his boss his own talk with a Rahm Emanuel now the White House chief of staff.
He gave -- four games for the president who would find it.
Acceptable to -- -- rejection -- Pinch koskie and everything of course you can't.
Or at -- have to talk to you.
The tapes also mentioned senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett whom Blagojevich and his -- believed was also Emanuel is tough choice.
-- -- -- More control over the president doesn't want political thank him in their candidate in the -- -- -- -- -- the -- Now this enormous interest slam -- -- back in Chicago because he said that he's interested in becoming mayor of Chicago one day.
When mayor Daley to side step down.
The allegations swirling about a cure infinite -- limited to the courtroom and governor Blagojevich is new -- Sets that.
Please hold -- point.
I've seen do not remember -- discussion about -- there's nothing in the charges that go to President Obama himself so I think would be a stretch.
I -- think it would be a stretch for even the president's critics to pin deal they allegations against Blagojevich anywhere close to him.
But the prospect for blog -- drama remains among those subpoenaed to testify by the defense are Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett.
The White House has not moved to quash those subpoenas perhaps because it's still unclear whether defense lawyers were actually called into the stand.
However the court rejected -- Blagojevich motion to subpoena President Obama.
In Washington James Rosen Fox News.
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