Sen. Roland Burris says it wasn't his duty to tell a legislative committee about his conversation with the former governor's brother if lawmakers failed to ask the right questions.
Burris Tapes Released
New FBI wiretaps reveal Senator Burris wanted the senate seat and promised to do "Something" for Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund...but, Burris lawyer says he never actually did it. NBC 5's Kim Vatis has the story.
(Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009)
Burris said Thursday he responded to all the questions he was asked. He says lawmakers changed the subject before he could give a complete answer and did not ask follow-ups.
"You all have got it backwards," Burris told reporters. "It is not upon a person who is testifying to go out of his way on anything. It is the person who has to ask the questions."
Burris Denies Any "Pay To Play"
Burris responds to recently released transcripts from a wiretapped phone call with the former governor's brother.