Reporting with Natasha Korecki
Cross-examination of John Harris is under way.
In a 20-minute questioning, defense for Robert Blagojevich showed that he was not part of many discussions involving his brother's quest for a benefit in exchange for the Senate seat appointment.
That's significant because Robert Blagojevich is heard on tape urging his brother to pursue John Harris' idea that the ex-governor head up a union-led agency, Change to Win.
Rob Blagojevich's lawyers will say he had no idea Rod was plotting anything ill-toward with that idea.
Harris also testified in his cross-examination that Robert was "honest and truthful." He is the second major government witness to say so.
Sam Adam Sr. is now crossing Harris on behalf of the ex-governor.