"The second reason they're doing this, is the reason they know and we know: there's a smoking gun on those tapes and the smoking gun is that the government is covering up the big lie that Fitzgerald gave to the world when he had me arrested on December the 9th and he told the whole world that he heard tapes and he heard telephone conversations and had to arrest a sitting governor because he was: 'stopping a crime spree before it happened.' That is a lie. And the reason they won't play all those tapes is because they're covering up that big lie that foreseeably led to a chain of events that stole a governor from the people of Illinois and undid the will of the people.
I challenge Mr. Fitzgerald. Why don't you show up in court tomorrow and explain to everybody, say to the whole world why you don't want those tapes that you made played in court.
I'll be in court tomorrow, I hope you're man enough to be there tomorrow, too."
Beslutet om vilka - eller om alla band - kommer att spelas upp, kommer slutligen att fattas av domare James Zagel, som dels sagt att allt inte kan spelas upp (det rör sig om mer än 500 timmars material, men att om Blagojevich intar vittnesbåset så är han fri att spela upp vilka valda delar han själv vill). Rättegången kommer att hållas i juni.
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