Blagojevich Lawyer: Impeachment Not Justified

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich says
the evidence heard by a special Illinois House committee doesn't
justify impeaching the governor.
Attorney Ed Genson says hearings held by the impeachment
committee weren't fair to Blagojevich. He says the Democratic
governor wasn't given enough time to prepare, wasn't allowed to
call witnesses and didn't get to cross-examine people who
Genson also argued Monday that the House committee didn't spell
out what burden of proof must be met. Without that, he says, the
evidence cannot support an impeachment recommendation.
Blagojevich was arrested on federal corruption charges last
month. The committee is reviewing the allegations to decide whether
the full House should vote on impeaching him.

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  • by Halyn Location: Somerset on Jan 5, 2009 at 05:59 AM
    Obama has proved undeniably that his administration is not involved. You're still sad over McLame and Idiot not winning.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Dec 30, 2008 at 02:03 AM
    If Blago is impeached then our President-elect shud be as well. Baracko was trying to get his "people" installed in his vacated Senate seat. I don't know why they just don't leave the seat vacant, as it has been ever since Obama was elected to it in 2004.


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