Arrest of Illinois Governor Blagojevich

Department of Justice officials talked about the arrest that morning of Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) and his chief of staff, John… read more

Department of Justice officials talked about the arrest that morning of Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) and his chief of staff, John Harris, by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others were engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Governor Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members critical of Governor Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for official actions. close

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Arrest of Illinois Governor Blagojevich

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Program ID:
282780-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Dec 09, 2008 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 10, 2008 | 6:10am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Dec 09, 2008 | 4:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 09, 2008 | 8:04pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 10, 2008 | 1:47am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 10, 2008 | 6:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
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