Chicagoland trial and Washington

They’re monitoring the situation closely, getting frequent reports and briefings.  What more damage will be done?  Is total destruction possible?  How much will this cost?  No, I’m not talking about the oil spill; the Blagojevich trial is back in the news.

President Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. all have at least some skin in the game, according to documents produced by prosecutors, defense lawyers and the White House counsel. Blagojevich has been charged with engaging in state-level kickback schemes, but Washington is much more focused on allegations he tried to sell Obama’s old Senate seat.

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