Blagojevich admits to quid pro quo

By David Edwards
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:22 EDT
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During an extended interview, Rachel Maddow spoke to Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich about the charges against him. The governor admitted that he wanted political favors in exchange for Barack Obama’s Senate seat.

A full transcript is available here.

Blagojevich explains to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that in spite of his political stunts and media tour he’s not confident of the outcome of his trial in the Illinois Senate – though unlike Richard Nixon, he wants all of his tapes to be made public.

Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich presents his side of the story on the accusation that he tried to have members of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board fired.

Blagojevich makes his case to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that his impeachment troubles are more the result of politics than his personal wrongdoing.

Maddow confronts Blagojevich on his appointment of Roland Burris to the Senate, leaving the people of Illinois with a politically disadvantaged representative.

Rachel Maddow highlights the news made in her interview with Governor Rod Blagojevich and is joined by former federal prosecutor Scott Mendeloff to assesses whether Blagojevich said anything incriminating in the interview.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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