Illinois Governor Tried to Sell Obama's Senate Seat
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich had "a political corruption crime spree" that included trying "to sell" President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat, U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald told reporters Tuesday in Chicago following the governor's morning arrest. Blagojevich's phones were tapped during the investigation, which found him claiming the seat is "a fucking valuable thing. You just don't give it away... I've got this thing and it's fucking golden." The governor's chief of staff, John Harris, was also arrested for involvement in the plot. "The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave," Fitzgerald said. Blagojevich was released from jail Tuesday afternoon.