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Sense of Calm Descends on Blago Trial



    Sense of Calm Descends on Blago Trial
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    CHICAGO - JULY 27: Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich greets supporters as he arrives for court July 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich's lawyers are expected to give their closing arguments in the trial today. Blagojevich has been charged with corruption including accusations of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama after the November 2008 election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    The 25th floor of the Dirksen Federal Building was noticably calmer this morning now that lawyers have finished their arguments.

    Fewer specators lined up outside the door, prompting Rod Blagojevich to ask: "Where is everybody?"

    The calm seemed to extend to the Blagojevich brothers as well.

    For the first time since the trial began, Rod actually had a conversation with his brother.  Rod was quite animated.  Robert just sat there and smiled.

    Blagojevich's high-strung attorney Sam Adam Jr. also enjoyed the lull to celebrate his 38th birthday and reflect on his life.

    Adam Jr. said he has lost 32 pounds since the trial began.

    Tensions should return once the jury receives their instructions and begins deliberating.