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Blagojevich closing arguments to begin momentarily

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Reporting with Lark Turner

Testimony in Rod Blagojevich's retrial has concluded.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Hamilton is set to deliver closing argument, which will likely take us the rest of the afternoon. Hamilton will give a "summation" or a detailing of each of the charges and how she believes the prosecution proved those charges.

Blagojevich, 54, faces 20 charges.

Prosecutors said they will give a lengthy closing argument to rebut the ex-governor's seven days on the witness stand.

Before closings and outside of the jury's presence, Judge James Zagel said he expected the defense to ask for a mistrial at this point. Or as Zagel put it: "The defense can make the usual motion."

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