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Should All the Tapes be Played During Blago's Trial?

By IVANNA HAMPTON
Updated 2:02 PM CDT, Fri, Jan 13, 2012

Rod Blagojevich hit the airwaves to proclaim his innocence in a 2 minute press conference.

The impeached governor took shots at U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. Blagojevich called him a "coward" since prosecutors don't want to play all the wiretaps. The ex-governor claims he's being denied a fair trial.  

He also said the feds were hitting below the belt accusing his wife, Patti, of accepting cash from Tony Rezko's real estate business for not doing any work.

At least one expert thinks the media rant could swing jurors in Blagojevich's favor.

Should Blagojevich's wife face prosecution? Should all the tapes be played during his trial?

 

"Rod is a joke but he is definitely going to be able to claim foul now unless they agree to play all 500 hours. " - Anonymous

 

"I think they should play all the tapes and he still will go to jail." - Hector

 

"Thou protests his 'innocence' too much." -Kimberly Jo

 

"He is always talking to cameras,he wants to get things out so others can go down,he's not going down alone!!!!Ill support Blago till he is guilty!!!" -David

 

"He does deserve to have his side of the story come out. I just dont think the public will agree with his version of innocence." - Bob

 

"So why do you think the during the Governor  impeachment hearing the Governor asked Jessie Jackson Jr,Michael Madigan and Rhom Emanuel to please come and testify and TELL THE TRUTH !  I tell you what I think because if those 3 did testify and tell the truth ,I'am sure they would incriminate themselves in SOME wrong doing. I give the Governor Credit for standing up for his wife and to all those in Government who have impeached him because I bet they are all BOGUS in some way." - Anonymous

 

"I believe his wife should face prosecution. She's just as guilty. As for the tapes, ALL tapes should be heard. As much as I don't care for Mr. "Hair-don't", he's entitled to a fair trial, I suppose." -Stefania

 

"I believe its all or none... its unfair to rod if there would only play a select hours of tape... and why should the jurors only get a fraction of the tapes." - Benjamin

 

"This is just a prosecutor trying to squeeze Blago into taking a deal. As for the 500 hours of tape.....as long as the presiding judge rules that the tapes are relevant to the case, then it is the duty of the jury to listen." - Ron
 

First Published: Apr 21, 2010 7:35 AM CDT

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