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Jury Will Hear About Blago's Legal Bills

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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!"