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Blagojevich Tapes

Blago's Brother Contradicts Rod's Wishes: Wants FBI Tapes Suppressed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Although ex-governor Rod Blagojevich has generated a constant stream of publicity for himself and his June 3 trial, his co-defendant is much quieter: ...

Blagojevich Wiretaps To Remain Sealed: Judge

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The federal judge overseeing the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has formally denied a request by news media to open all sealed do...

Most Blagojevich Tapes To Be Kept Sealed From Media, Public

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge says he'll largely turn down media requests for access to sealed documents in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (...

Another News Outlet Seeks Release Of Blagojevich Tapes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Another news organization is asking a federal court to unseal the FBI wiretap tapes and other materials that led to ousted Gov. Rod Bl...

Blagojevich's Final Plea: Will Give Closing Argument At Impeachment Trial Thursday

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked to make a statement at the impeachment trial he has so far avoided, but still refuses to answ...

Note to Illinois Voters: Remember Burris Called Lon Monk

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Carol Felsenthal

Supporters of Burris liked to point out that when Lon Monk took Burris's call, Monk was no longer working for Blagojevich. The tapes show otherwise.

BLAGOJEVICH TAPES: Full Audio, Complete Transcripts

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four covert FBI recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich were played at his Illinois Senate impeachment trial Tuesday. Listen to the recordings here: ...

Blagojevich Tapes Played At Impeachment Trial As Governor Continues Media Blitz

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was hundreds of miles away, but his voice captivated the Illinois Senate Tuesday as impeachment prosecu...

Blagojevich: Wiretap Recordings Taken Out Of Context

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four covert recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich allegedly shaking down campaign contributors were played at his impeachment trial and released to the p...

Blagojevich's Brother Says FBI Has Him On Nearly 50 Tapes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's brother said Wednesday the FBI may have recorded as many as 50 of his telephone conversations as part of the federal investigat...

More Blagojevich Wiretaps: Feds Tapped Former Chief Of Staff's Cell Phone

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities had more wiretaps than previously disclosed in the investigation of Gov. Blagojevich -- including the cellular telephone of a memb...

Prosecutors Seek Permission To Release Parts Of Blagojevich Wiretaps

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyer said Monday that a vague array of charges and evidence doesn't merit removing the governor fro...

Blagojevich Says Taped Calls Show Him Doing 'The Most Things For The People Of Illinois'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday that if what he's done as Illinois governor is an impeachable offense, he's living on the "w...

Emanuel Had Direct Talks With Blagojevich But No Wrongdoing: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel had a deeper involvement in pressing for a U.S. Senate seat appointment than previ...

Emanuel Pushed Jarrett For Senate: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | Natasha Korecki and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was pushing for Obama's successor just days after the Nov. 4 election, sources t...

Unexpurgated Blago: Barack Obama is a "Motherf**ker" and More

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

The Blagojevich governorship seems to have been fueled by arrogance, an incredible sense of entitlement and a manic high with a cloak of invincibility.

Blagojevich's Brazenness Stuns Even Hardened Chicago Politicos

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The words on the recording sound as if they were uttered by a mob boss. Instead, the feds say, it is the governor of Illinois speaking...