FBI Agent Details Blago's Misdeeds in Trial's 2nd Day

Guv says he hasn't ruled out suing Senate
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2009 12:05 PM CST
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is seen behind a television studio window during an interview at the Associated Press in New York, Tuesday Jan. 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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(Newser) – Prosecutors walked FBI agent Daniel Cain through the affidavit detailing wiretapped conversations of Rod Blagojevich in the second day of the Illinois Senate’s impeachment trial against the governor, the Chicago Tribune reports. Cain confirmed comments attributed to Blagojevich taken from wiretapped conversations, including the governor’s attempt to sell the vacant Illinois Senate seat, which Blagojevich infamously described as, ahem, “golden.”

Cain also described for lawmakers allegations that the governor tried to get his wife, Patricia, a high-paying job in exchange for political favors. Portions of the recordings will be played in the Senate today. Meanwhile, Blagojevich told the AP that he will respect "the law and the Constitution and the rules" if the Senate impeaches him, but may take legal action against what he sees as an unfair trial.