Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has kind words for Judge James Zagel for his decision to not impose a gag order.
Speaking with lawyers at the end of Wednesday's session, Zagel said Blagojevich seems to just be saying the same two things over and over: "I'm innocent and all the witnesses are lying."
In fact, Zagel said, the governor's comments had become so reptitive that "somebody might draw a negative inference if he stops doing it."
The prosecution sought a gag order last week after both Blagojevich and one of his attorneys, Sam Adam Jr., addressed the media after court was adjourned for the day. The prosecution contended that those comments amounted to a summation argument.
"If he keeps doing it," Zagel said, "I don't think it's a big deal."