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Blagojevich trial: Questioning of Doug Scofield concludes

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

The morning begins with a re-direct by prosecutor Reid Schar, who is firing off pointed questions at former Blago aide Doug Scofield.

Chicago businessman J.B. Pritzker is a topic of questioning -- namely whether conversations in 2008 between Pritzker and Blagojevich over the U.S. Senate seat appointment -- really happened. Scofield said in cross-examination yesterday that Blago told him he had met with Pritzker, who had pushed Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan for the seat, but acknowledged today that he didn't know if Blago was telling the truth.

Schar also noted that Blagojevich stopped calling Scofield around Nov. 13, 2008, when Valerie Jarrett pulled her name from the running for the Senate seat.

A quick round of questions from defense attorney Aaron Goldstein and Doug Scofield is off the stand.

Patti Blagojevich is decked out in all pink today. Across the room, a juror is sporting a very patriotic red, white and blue tie.

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