Rumors of a mistrial, hung jury or partial verdict ran rampant this morning.
Then jurors in Rod Blagojevich's case threw us a curve ball.
They've asked for a complete transcript of testimony of a governor's onetime aide.
Bradley Tusk's June 21st testimony was relatively brief and came on a busy trial day.
Tusk, a onetime aide to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, testified about an alleged shakedown scheme contained in the government's indictment.
Tusk said while he was deputy governor of Illinois Blagojevich told him he wanted a message delivered to then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel: A $2 million grant for the Chicago Academy, a school in Emanuel's district, was on hold unless his brother, Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel, held a fund-raiser.
Ari is the inspiration for the "Entourage" character, Ari Gold.
Tusk said he didn't deliver the message but called Blagojevich's lawyer to tell him: "You need to get your client under control."
Tusk's time on the stand came on a big day for the trial.
Racetrack owner John Johnston testified in the morning for the prosecution and the day former chief of staff John Harris also took the stand.
Here's some of our postings on Tusk's testimony: Click here