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Blagojevich retrial: Day 11, f-bomb central

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Reporting with Lark Turner

Day 10 in review:
Prosecution: The broke Blagojeviches were desperate to get Rod out of the governorship and into a better-paying job, and were willing to leverage his power to appoint a senator to get him a better gig. Jurors hear the infamous "f---ing golden" recording and another expletive-laced tirade where Blagojevich angrily lashes out at everyone.
"I feel like I'm f------ my children," Blagojevich is heard saying about trying to make a deal off the Senate seat appointment as wide-eyed jurors listened.

Defense: After court, Rod Blagojevich points to an exchange with consultant Doug Scofield, saying he did not intend do craft an illegal deal:
BLAGOJEVICH: How do you make a deal like that? I mean it's gotta be legal obviously, but... But it's very commonplace is it not? Doin' things like this?
SCOFIELD : Ah, I mean that kind of 501(c),(c)(4) is not unusual.

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