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Defense calls former congressman Bill Lipinski to the stand

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

Rod Blagojevich's defense has called former congressman Bill Lipinski to the stand to testify about allegations regarding Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Lipinski was a congressman when both Blagojevich and Jackson were in Congress as part of a group defense lawyer Sheldon Sorosky just termed the "Chicago congressmen."

Sorosky asked Lipinski to point out Blagojevich in the courtroom, "just so we're all clear."

"Yes, he's right there. He's got that great smile on his face, as usual," Lipinski replied.

Lipinski said he was the second public official after Blagojevich's own father in law, Ald. Richard Mell, to support the fledgling politician.

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