In 2nd day on stand, Blago talks of tough politics

 


CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich, testifying Friday for a second day, switched his focus from a virtual monologue about his wholesome youth to describing a rough-and-tumble political world where even his best friends were scheming behind his back.

A less-animated Blagojevich offered details to jurors in his corruption retrial about the legislative process and the necessity of political fundraising. Gone were the gestures, laughs and tears that punctuated his first-day testimony about his upbringing, meeting his wife and his early career.

Blagojevich, 54, once again did not get to the most expl...



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