Judge James Zagel has the jury taken out of the room and then addresses Rod Blagojevich.
The judge asks him to state his name for the record. "Rod Blagojevich."
Zagel explains to Blagojevich that it has to be his own decision not to testify.
"So now I'm going to ask you if it is your personal decision not to take the witness stand," the judge says
"Yes, judge," the ex-governor responds.
Zagel asks Blagojevich if he had discussed the matter with his attorneys.
"Yes, judge, fully and completely," he says.