Testimony begins today in Blagojevich retrial

Vince Coglianese Contributor
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The first witness in the corruption retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will take the stand today, and prosecutors said that will be FBI agent Daniel Cain, who led the investigation of Blagojevich. After Cain, government lawyers said they would question John Harris, Blagojevich’s last chief of staff — a signal that the allegations about the sale of Barack Obama’s former Senate seat will be featured early in the trial.

That is a departure from the largely chronological order that prosecutors followed last summer, putting their early emphasis on allegations of wrongdoing from Blagojevich’s first years as governor, something they now appear to be downplaying.

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