SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois senators for the first time
have heard FBI recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich that are part of
a corruption investigation that led to his impeachment.
The prosecutor at the Democrat's impeachment trial said Tuesday
the taped conversations reveal the governor talking with a lobbyist
about how to get campaign contributions in exchange for signing
legislation wanted by the horse-racing industry.
Blagojevich never specifically mentions money, but he and others
on the recordings talk about a lobbyist being "good for it" and
keeping his "commitment."
The recordings played Tuesday are just some made by federal
Blagojevich is boycotting the trial, which he says is biased.