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Attorney for Robert Blagojevich: Robert not a part of Senate seat strategizing

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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.

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