Durbin subpoenaed in Blagojevich trial 

From the Associated Press:

CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s been subpoenaed by Rod Blagojevich’s (blah-GOY’-uh-viches) defense attorneys to testify at the ousted Illinois governor’s upcoming corruption trial.

Durbin discussed the subpoena during an appearance in Chicago on Friday — a day after Blagojevich’s lawyers asked a federal judge to issue a subpoena to force President Barack Obama to testify.

Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of scheming to sell or trade the Senate seat left vacant by Obama’s election as president.

Durbin told reporters he only talked to Blagojevich once about the Senate seat. Durbin says the phone call lasted about 10 to 15 minutes and he suggested 10 to 20 people to consider for the vacancy.

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