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Scofield: Rod Blagojevich leaked faulty information about Senate appointment

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

Rod Blagojevich and his staff have twice today been heard talking about leaking faulty information to the media -- information they believed would give them more leverage in their alleged negotiations over the Senate seat appointment, Doug Scofield said.

First, Scofield testified that Blagojevich asked him one day about an item that had run in Michael Sneed's Sun-Times column that said Lisa Madigan was a strong candidate for the Senate seat.

That item had been "placed" by Blago's camp, Scofield said.

Later, Scofield mentioned another Blago leak to Michael Sneed -- this time, that Jesse Jackson Jr. was a lead contender.

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