Reporting with Natasha Korecki
Former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris details a Dec. 8 meeting between the ex-governor and Jesse Jackson Jr. The meeting happened the day before the governor's arrest.
Harris testified that the two, who long had a strained political relationship, discussed the possibility of a political alliance.
The meeting, at the Thompson Center, was not recorded.
Just before ending the meeting, Rod Blagojevich told Jackson:
"I'm glad someone's thinking about me and how they can help me," Blagojevich said, according to Harris.
Harris said Blagojevich was referencing strategy in a future election.
Harris closed his questioning by prosecutors testifying that Blagojevich had made no decision about who to appoint to the Senate post the day before he was elected.
Blagojevich has publicly said he was going to appoint Lisa Madigan but was arrested before he could do it.
Up next: Rob Blagojevich lawyer Michael Ettinger cross examines Harris.