Judge denies Blagojevich’s request to subpoena Obama in corruption case

Jordan Fabian
The Hill

A federal judge has denied former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) request to subpoena President Barack Obama to testify at his corruption trial.

The ex-governor, who was removed from office last year and has been banned from ever holding office in Illinois again, wanted Obama to speak about his conversations with convicted real estate mogul and former donor Tony Rezko, as well as other details about his involvement in the charges against Blagojevich.

“The testimony of the president is not material to this case,” U.S. District Judge James Zagel said Friday in issuing the ruling, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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