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May 25, 2011 6:08 pm

Emanuel, Jackson Testify at Blagojevich Retrial

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Yahoo News – Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys launched his defense Wednesday in his corruption retrial, summoning Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to testify briefly that they did not know of any arranged deals with the ousted governor over President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.

Emanuel testified for less than five minutes and answered just a handful of questions. The former White House chief of staff told jurors with a one-word `no’ that he never was asked directly by Blagojevich to help the then-governor get a top job in return for appointing someone to the Senate.

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