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Video: Blagojevich calls Children's Memorial shakedown allegations 'shameful'

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Watch former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich as he reacts after court Wednesday to allegations he tried to shakedown Children's Memorial Hospital for campaign contributions.

Blagojevich's former deputy governor spent much of the day on the stand, covering not only the Children's accusation but touching on an alleged shakedown relating to the 'Racetrack bill.' Most of the day, prosecutors quizzed Greenlee on charges relating to the Senate seat.

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I remember the documents from the first trial -- the Children's Hospital CEO/Hospital Associaion lobbyist's memo to Blago reg. All Kids and an increase in pediatricians'; medicaid reimbursement rates. Just who was shaking down whom? When he said, in effect, well, hurrah for you Gov with All Kids but it won't make any difference because our docs won't care for them without a medicaid rate hike -- it looks like a shake down going the other way.

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