The defense rested in the Ted Stevens corruption trial this afternoon, and the famously feisty senator then submitted to cross-examination. After 5 hours of friendly guidance from his own lawyers, the lead prosecutor's rapid-fire questioning didn't sit well, Politico reports. “I’m not going to get in the middle of this game with you,” Stevens tartly told Brenda Morris.
“You ask me questions and I’ll give you answers,” the 84-year-old Republican said as Morris pressed him about who paid for renovations to his Alaska home. Earlier, he characterized the testimony of the star witness against him as an "absolute lie," the AP reports. Cross-examination will resume Monday, with the case expected to go to the jury early next week.