The Associated Press
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and wife Patti left, leave their house to go to Federal Court in Chicago on Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- In the note sent Monday, jurors asked for the testimony of former deputy governor Bradley Tusk. Tusk's testimony included saying that Blagojevich had planned to hold up a $2 million grant to a school in then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel's district until the congressman's Hollywood-agent brother held a fundraiser for him.
After initially saying he was inclined to provide the transcript, Judge James B. Zagel said he was willing to hear more from defense attorneys, who objected.
Blagojevich has pleaded not guilty to charges including that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and tried to leverage the power of his office for personal gain.