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Trial Moving too Fast, Say Blagojevich Attorneys




    Rod Blagojevich's lawyers say the case is moving so fast it is hampering their ability to put on a proper defense.

    The attorneys say many of their witnesses and those witnesses' lawyers were told they would not be needed until August.  Some, they say, are currently on vacation.

    The defense is expected to begin as early as Wednesday.  It was made clear today that Robert Blagojevich's team will go first.  But it is expected that only Robert and his wife will be called.  Then it would be time for the former governor to begin his case.