04/12/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rod Blagojevich Wants Wiretaps Played In Court (VIDEO)

While speaking to the media after his arraignment Wednesday morning, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich urged federal prosecutors to let the FBI wiretaps speak for themselves--asking them to "play all the tapes" for the jury when his trial begins.

Blagojevich pleaded not guilty, then called on prosecutors to allow "every second, every hour" of tape obtained by federal agents to be played in court:

"I challenge the government," Blagojevich said. "If you're on the side of truth and justice as you say you are, and if this was a 'crime spree' like you claim it was, then don't hide behind all the tapes."

In true Blago form, he then said: "I'm not just here talkin' the talk, I'm gonna walk the walk."

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