Prosecutors say today they will play a tape from Nov, 10, 2008, where Rod Blagojevich speculates about announcing he will not seek re-election, to avoid impeachment.
Amid speculation about how that will seriously impact fundraising, the governor says, "Well, I still have to raise money for lawyers!"
Defense lawyers sought to exclude the tape. The judge denied their request. He said it goes straight to motive.
During a portion of the discussion, Sam Adam noted that he had been a lawyer for 49 years. The judge said he had been a member of the bar for 45 years.
"Well," Adam replied, "You've advanced way beyond me in those 45 years!"