02/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Blagojevich Won't Attempt To Derail Impeachment Trial: Sun-Times

Gov. Blagojevich's legal team has no plans to file a lawsuit to block his Illinois Senate impeachment trial -- though his lawyers considered that maneuver but decided against it, a source close to the governor told the Chicago Sun-Times today.

Blagojevich this morning railed on the rules governing the impeachment trial during an impromptu news conference outside his Northwest Side house, calling the process unfair and "a sham."

But his lawyers -- after meeting with the governor for several hours Wednesday -- have decided not to try to derail the Senate trial, set to begin Monday.

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