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Rahm Emanuel, Rep. Jesse Jackson expected to testify at Blagojevich trial

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) are expected to be called to testify in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

From the Sun-Times federal court reporter Natasha Korecki/Lark Turner story:

The latest game-plan hatched Tuesday was to have the two sitting politicians on deck Wednesday morning -- both of whom were contacted by the defense team late last week about testifying this week, sources said.

...Blagojevich wants to explore discussions Emanuel had regarding a potential deal to name Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to the U.S. Senate seat. vacated by Barack Obama.

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