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Inside the Rod Blagojevich investigation and related cases

FBI agent who oversaw wire tap operation retires

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FBI supervisor Pete Cullen, the agent who oversaw the wire tapping operation for the Blagojevich investigation, retired last week.

He was the most senior agent in the country and headed up one of the most expansive public corruption wiretaps in city history.

And on Dec. 9, 2008, it was Cullen who kept watch over a recently arrested Blagojevich.

"He was in his running suit. He was stretching, running in place, animated. I couldn't believe it. He couldn't sit still," Cullen said. "He kept combing back his hair."

"It was almost like he's awaiting going on camera," he said.

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