Blagojevich Wants to Subpoena Obama
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
So, having been fired earlier this month by Donald Trump for failing to execute a Harry Potter-themed task to Trump’s standards on “Celebrity Apprentice,” former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is back to the far less glamorous work of slogging through his own corruption trial. And whom does his team want to call upon, via subpoena, for input? One President Barack Obama. —KA
CBS 2 Chicago:
“President Obama has direct knowledge to allegations made in the indictment. In addition, President Obama’s public statements contradict other witness statements, specifically those made by labor union official and Senate Candidate B,” the motion said.
The labor union official is expected to be a prosecution witness, and since his story is contradicted by Obama’s public statement, Blagojevich’s defense team wants to subpoena Obama.
It would be extremely unusual for a sitting president to testify at a corruption trial.
AP / Seth Perlman