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Emanuel Could Be Called in Second Blago Trial



    Emanuel Could Be Called in Second Blago Trial
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    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel addresses the United Jewish Communities/Jewish Federation of North America during their General Assembly November 10, 2009 in Washington, DC.

    Rahm Emanuel may want to run for mayor of Chicago, but there is a very real possibility he may have to put another high-profile distraction on his calendar.

    Former Rod Blagojevich defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. said Friday that he likely would have called the now former White House Chief of Staff to testify in Blagojevich's corruption trial if a defense had been waged.

    And he said he thinks that possibility looms large again the second time around.

    "I can forsee him being on the stand during the campaign.  There's no doubt about it," Adam said.  "I said this before.  Rahm Emanuel knows what happened and he knows the governor did no wrong.  He knows it."

    But if that happens, it will happen without Sam Adam Jr. and his father.  The pair were officially excused from the Blagojevich defense team Friday.

    Blagojevich is accused of plotting to profit by selling an appointment to President Obama's former Senate seat.