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Rahm Finishes As Soon As He Starts

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's time on the witness stand Wednesday morning amounted to just five minutes.

    Emanuel testified after Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. He said that no one ever conveyed a fundraising request to him for the northwest side school that Blagojevich allegedly promised a grant to then delayed in an attempt to force a fundraiser through then-congressman Emanuel's wealthy brother.

    Emanuel also said no one requested that he fund a private foundation in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett.

    The government had no questions for the Chicago mayor.