* 11:25 am - Blagojevich attorney Ed Genson is flailing away at the impeachment process. Listen or watch here.
* 21:12 pm - In case you missed it whilst listening to the scintillating debate…
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is seeking to release portions of recordings made in the criminal probe of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to a panel of lawmakers considering his impeachment.
Fitzgerald said four intercepted calls in redacted form should be released to the impeachment committee, according to a filing today in Chicago federal court. The conversations relate to calls between Blagojevich and “Fundraiser A” about a bill that would direct a percentage of casino revenue to the horse racing industry, prosecutors said.
“Fundraiser A” is the governor’s brother and chairman of the governor’s campaign committee.
* 1:25 pm - For those of you who continue to claim that this thing is being deliberately slow-walked…
The head of the panel has said a recommendation on impeachment could go to the full House as soon as next week.
* 1:46 pm - USA Fitzgerald discusses some of the ways the G got their info within his motion to release some tapes…
On October 29, 2008… this Court entered an order authorizing the interception of oral communications, for a thirty-day period, on the residential phone of Governor Rod Blagojevich. On November 26, 2008, this Court (through the then-acting chief judge) extended the authorization for another thirty-day period.
In November 2008, this Court authorized the interception of oral communications on the cellular phone of Lobbyist 1.
Lobbyist 1 is said to be Lon Monk.