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PROSECUTORS TO BEGIN CROSS NOW. Blago concludes direct questioning.

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Reid Schar was given the option to begin now or wait.

Let's go, he said.

Schar appears ready in the courtroom. His fellow prosecutor is clearing defense stuff off the witness stand.

It came after the final thread from defense. They play a call from Dec. 8, 2008 8:43 p.m. where Blagojevich is talking to his aide, Bob Greenlee about how Rahm Emanuel agreed to be a go-between and broker a deal with the Madigans to get the Illinois Attorney General appointed to the Senate seat in exchange for a Blagojevich legislative package.

Last question from the defense: "Rod, were you arrested the next day?"
Blagojevich: "Yes"

Schar has about one hour, the judge says. The prosecution will have the last word before the three-day weekend for jurors.

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WOW! Schar had to be like a race horse out of the gate....

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