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Blagojevich says Obama pushed Jarrett for Senate

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By NATASHA KORECKI and CHRIS FUSCO
Chicago Sun-Times Staff Reporters

CHICAGO--Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyers asked a federal judge today to force President Obama to testify at Blagojevich's upcoming corruption trial, asserting that Obama played more of a role in the process of selecting someone to replace him in the U.S. Senate than Obama has acknowledged.

On the day before he was elected president, then-Sen. Obama personally called a union official about his desire for Blagojevich to appoint Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to replace him in the Senate, according to Blagojevich's defense filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

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Yeah, and what about the incredible deal Obama received on his house in Chicago? Maybe we should take another look at some of the strange things that went down in Chicago that the media tamped down for Obama.

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