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Illinois / Blagojevich / Impeachment Trial #919250

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 26, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Springfield, Illinois: Chris Bury) The start of the impeachment trial of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich featured; scenes shown of Blagojevich on the air waves in New York City; details given about how this is a political, not a criminal trial and what would happen if he is removed from office. [Prosecutor David ELLIS†- cites the abuse of power by the governor.] [With Diane Sawyer, BLAGOJEVICH - denies trying to sell the Senate seat; says he considered Oprah.] [On "The View," BLAGOJEVICH - denies doing anything wrong.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The response from Oprah Winfrey about being considered for the Senate post noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Bury, Chris

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