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Blagojevich trial: Judge James Zagel blocks defense from playing tape

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

For the first time, jurors see the judge blocking the defense from playing a recording. The prosecution objected and the judge sustained, saying the question had been asked and answered.

Later, Adam questioned Harris on a fund-raising idea regarding billionaire Warren Buffett. Adam's questions focused on what Blago told Harris he wanted to do with his money.

"I don't want his testimony coming in through this witness," Zagel ruled following an

objection. "The rule says it's hearsay and it's been the rule for a few hundred years."

Blagojevich laughed, as did his defense lawyers.

So far today, Patti Blagojevich has not been in the courtroom.

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