Rod Blagojevich judge: Will step in if lawyer goes too far
Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial judge is warning the ousted Illinois governor's attorney to avoid mentioning witnesses the government didn't call.
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Zagel said it was clearly the defense strategy all along to not call witnesses, then blame the government for not calling some potential witnesses. Prosecutors say they didn't promise any witnesses.
Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges including scheming to sell an appointment to President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. His defense called no witnesses, though Blagojevich had pledged to testify.