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Blagojevich trial: Defense will grill former chief of staff John Harris

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

After going home sick early Thursday, defense lawyer Aaron Goldstein is ready for court today, though still coughing, while a decent-sized crowd assembles to watch the defense take on the government's first big witness.

Other members of the defense team are looking different than they did Thursday, too: Blagojevich and his lawyer Elliott Riebman look like they've both had haircuts.

The prosecutors examined Blagojevich's former chief of staff John Harris for most of last week.

Harris Thursday testimony finished up with a discussion of an alleged scheme to sell President Obama's Senate seat to Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in exchange for a $1.5 million campaign contribution. Harris spent much of his time on the stand testifying about the Senate seat allegations.

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