Blagojevich criticizes federal prosecutors

April 13, 2011

Susie An and Associated Press

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's retrial is scheduled to start in one week, and he's once again declaring his innocence.

"When was it that you've ever heard the guy who was accused of wrong doing saying play all the evidence, play it all in court and release it all to the public. I'm renewing my call. Every taped conversation, every FBI interview , every scrap of evidence should be released to the public," Blagojevich said outside his North Side home Wednesday evening.
 
He said federal prosecutors are trying to prevent his legal team from proving his innocence. Blagojevich faces 20 charges, including trying to sell President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat. During his previous trial, the jury found Blagojevich guilty on just one of 24 counts, lying to the FBI.