Reporting with Natasha Korecki
Adam is working to distance Johnston from Blagojevich.
The attorney refers back to a 2008 conversation that Johnston testified about earlier, in which Lon Monk told Johnston that Blagojevich feared that if he passed the racetrack bill, Johnston wouldn't make a contribution.
In what has become a repeated argument of the defense, Adam asks Johnston if he ever heard those words come out of Blagojevich's mouth.
"The governor never said that to you, did he?" Adam asks. "And you don't know whether Monk was telling you the truth or if he was lying to you."
Adam later argues that Johnston only felt pressure from the man he paid $300,000 over two years -- Lon Monk.
"Your lobbyist," Sam Sr. says.
"My lobbyist," Johnston says, smiling ironically.
Judge Zagel has called a 15-minute break.