Reporting with Natasha Korecki and Dave McKinney
Niewoehner questions Robert Blagojevich about his interactions with Anthony Freveletti, 0f the law firm Chapman and Cutler. Prosecutor Chris Niewoehner argues that Robert wanted Freveletti to host a fund-raiser and so interceded on behalf of his firm with his brother.
Niewoehner points to a transcript of a phone call in which Freveletti reminded Robert that his firm had been a "huge supporter" of the governor.
"No, that's a leap I will no way step into," Robert Blagojevich says this, taking off his glasses and smiling angrily.
Chris Niewoehner asks if Robert understood that Freveletti wanted one for the other.
"Yes," Robert Blagojevich answers. Pause. "And so do you," he says emphatically, lifting a hand toward Niewoehner.
Several seconds of silence goes by and Niewoehner appears paralyzed, just staring back at Robert Blagojevich.
"I apologize, that was out of line," Robert Blagojevich says.