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Blagojevich Impeachment Trial

Blagojevich Called Impeachment Trial 'A Hijacking,' Majority Of Voters Disagree

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In interview after interview, Rod Blagojevich likened the Illinois Senate trial that made him the first governor in state history to be removed from o...

Senate Votes To Remove Blagojevich From Office, 59-0

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker coming to his defense, brought down by a go...

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...

BLAGOJEVICH MAKING STATEMENT: WATCH LIVE

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich was convicted by the Illinois Senate 59-0 Thursday, immediately stripping the impeached governor of power and banning him from ever ho...

Senator Hendon Questions Fairness Of Blagojevich Trial

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- As the impeachment tribunal of Gov. Blagojevich got off to a sleepy start Monday with the governor performing on Broadway instead of at...

Durbin: Barbara Walters Not On Blago's Jury

State Journal-Register | Rhys Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"That's the governor's choice as to what he does with his time, but Barbara Walters is not on his jury," [U.S. Sen. Dick] Durbin said. "Fifty-nine Ill...

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...

AG Madigan: Blagojevich 'Making A Mockery Of The Constitution'

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich is "making a mockery of the constitution" by failing to participate in his impea...

Blagojevich Impeachment Trial Underway As Governor Takes Case To Media

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment trial opened Monday with a vacant chair reserved for the governor, who boycotted the proc...

Blagojevich: It's A Plot To Raise Taxes, I'm A Soldier For Constitutional Rights

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich continued his assault on the rules of his upcoming impeachment trial Friday morning, telling a radio audience that the "fix is in...

Senate President Cullerton: Emanuel Of 'Minimal Value' To Blago

Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Blagojevich has invoked the name of new White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel numerous times today, saying he wants to summon Emanuel to the witnes...

Blagojevich: Arrest Is His Family's Pearl Harbor Day

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Launching an all-out media blitz as his impeachment trial draws near, Gov. Rod Blagojevich compared himself Friday to an honest, hardw...

Blagojevich: Impeachment Trial An Unconstitutional Hanging (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich likened his upcoming Senate trial to "a hanging" Friday and said that he will boycott the proceedings because ...

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

Chicago Sun-Times | Chris Fusco and Natasha Korecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Blagojevich's legal team has no plans to file a lawsuit to block his Illinois Senate impeachment trial -- though his lawyers considered that mane...

Blagojevich Wants Emanuel As A Witness, Rips Impeachment Trial (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday that the state Senate Impeachment trial is unfair and denies him "fundamental due process" by not allowing him to c...

Blagojevich Lawyer Expects Senate To Convict Governor

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's criminal defense attorney Edward Genson said today that he expects the governor to be convicted and removed from office at next...

Blagojevich Doesn't Answer Impeachment Charges, Snubs Senate

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday missed his second deadline for filing formal answers to an impeachment charge, with...

Blagojevich's Lawyer Ed Genson Off Impeachment Trial

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Ten days before the impeachment trial that could cost Gov. Rod Blagojevich his office, his team of defense lawyers said Friday they ha...

Blagojevich To Preside Over Senate That Will Try Him

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hours after impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich convened a new Illinois Senate and urged lawmakers to "find the truth," senators ...

David Ellis Named Blagojevich Impeachment Prosecutor

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The state Senate that will decide whether to throw impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich out of office will be sworn in Wednesday b...

Blagojevich Impeachment: Gov. Swears In Senate, Then Members Begin His Trial

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A surreal scenario is expected to play out Wednesday in the Illinois Senate: Against a ceremonial backdrop of pomp and circumstance, Democratic Gov. R...

Quinn: Blagojevich Will Be Impeached By Lincoln's 200th Birthday

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The lieutenant governor of Illinois said Sunday he is certain scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be out of office in less than ...

Blagojevich To Taxpayers: Pay My Bill

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants taxpayers to pay for the high-profile defense lawyer he hired to represent him in state lawmakers impeachment...