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Blagojevich: 'Fair to say' I was not a big fan of Jackson

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki and Dave McKinney

Prosecutor Reid Schar is kicking off a series of testimony about the relationship between Rod Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson Jr.

"Let's talk about Congressman Jackson," Schar said. "Fair to say, sir, that you were not a big fan of Congressman Jackson?"

"Yes," answered Blagojevich.

Schar goes on to ask if Blagojevich promised a job to Jackson's wife in exchange for a campaign contribution, which Jackson testified when the defense called him to the stand early in its case.

Blagojevich leans forward, hands folded, as he answers: "That's absolutely false and not true."

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