Reporting with Natasha Korecki, Dave McKinney and Abdon Pallasch
Sam Adam Jr. has just accused President Barack Obama and his transition team of negotiating with Blagojevich.
The offer came from Rod to Tom Balanoff, Adam says. Balanoff brought it to Valerie Jarrett and word came back from Rahm Emanuel through John Wyma. It's a negotiation they were in, he said of Obama and Blagojevich.
"You start high and they come low," Adam said.
In another comical moment, Adam mocks the prosecution and judge for keeping him quiet. Adam is trying to explain extortion to the jury when prosecutor Reid Schar shoots up.
Adam is silent and puts his arm out pointing to Schar.
"Objection," Schar said.
Adam then leans over and looks right at Schar, who won't look up at him. Adam starts to speak again, saying each word slowly, waiting for an objection.
Zagel stops things to neutralize Adam. Adam, sweating pretty heavily, pauses to wipe his forehead with a tissue.