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Robert Blagojevich: I was told never to link fund-raising and government action "and I never did"

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

Robert Blagojevich testifies that he returned to Chicago in the summer of 2008 to help out again with his brother's fund-raising.

Before getting started on Aug. 1, 2008, he said he met with Rod's general counsel, Bill Quinlan, to go over the rules of fund-raising. That meeting took place at the Friends of Blagojevich office.

Robert said the "bottom line," he was told, was to never condition a donation on governmental action, like a contract or vote.

"I was told never to tie the two and I never did," Robert Blagojevich said.

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