Reporting with Sarah Ostman
Recordings continue to be played in the Rod Blagojevich trial.
We've just heard Rod Blagojevich on a call with Democratic consultant Fred Yang as well as his chief of staff John Harris.
In the call, Blagojevich is relaying his recent meeting with Tom Balanoff, an SEIU union leader, who was an emissary for Barack Obama friend Valerie Jarrett. Blagojevich told him he wanted a presidential cabinet post at the same time he discussed Jarrett's appointment.
Blagojevich said it's become clear to him that Balanoff and Jarrett had met personally to discuss the matter.
"So she knows now she can be a senator if I get Health and Human Services," presidential appointment, Blagojevich says on the recording. "So how bad does she want to be a U.S. Senator?"