This should be fun to see Blago and Obama in court together
Make a bowl of popcorn and tune in to C-SPAN -- from Google/Associated Press
Blagojevich wants Obama to testify at his trial
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers asked a federal judge on Thursday to issue a subpoena for President Barack Obama to testify as a witness at his corruption trial.
Blagojevich said in court papers filed by defense attorney Sam Adam that Obama would be able to resolve questions surrounding the government's allegation that the former governor sought to sell or trade the seat left vacant following the president's November 2008 election.
"President Barack Obama has direct knowledge of the Senate seat allegation," Blagojevich's 11-page motion filed with U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel said.
There was no allegation in the court papers of any wrongdoing on Obama's part.
Not that there is any chance of Obama actually being placed on the stand -- deals will be done and someone somewhere will get a cushy Cabinet post or an Ambassadorship in a year or two. Still, the idea of Obama being sworn in (hand on the Bible or the Koran) and testifying under oath is a delightful one...
Posted by DaveH at April 22, 2010 7:27 PM