The afternoon session has started off with what amounts to a preview of the case that Rod Blagojevich’s defense will start presenting to the jury later this week.
Blagojevich’s attorney, Aaron Goldstein, asked Robert Greenlee, a lawyer, whether he told Blagojevich he was doing something wrong by trying to swap a U.S. Senate appointment for a job for himself.
Greenlee is heard on a number of wiretap calls in 2008 in which Blagojevich bounced ideas off him for trading the seat for a job as the head of a charitable foundation or in the cabinet of incoming President Barack Obama. Nowhere does Greenlee stop the conversation and tell the governor what he was doing was wrong.
That, according to Greenlee, was because he told the governor what he wanted to hear in order to make Blagojevich easier to work for.