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No Trial Delay For Blago

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 17, 2010 6:40PM

celebrity_apprentice_blagojevich.jpg While our former governor is watching his Celebrity Apprentice run play out on the small screen, his attorneys have been in court working for him. But U.S. District Judge James Zagel denied their request to delay the opening of his trial until November and it will start on June 3 as planned. Natasha Korecki reports for the Sun-Times:

Also today, Zagel said he’s likely to allow Blagojevich to play secret FBI recordings that are favorable to his own defense if he also testifies in his own defense. Blagojevich lawyers reiterated today that the former governor will likely take the stand.

After the hearing, Sam Adam Jr. said after hearing the tapes, the public will realize that not only was it wrong to bounce Blagojevich from office, but “we should vote for him again.” After some laughter from reporters, Adams added: “2016.”

We'd say we're looking forward to hearing Blago take the stand, but chances are it'll sound a whole lot like everything we've already heard him say, over and over and over.