Blagojevich faces more questions from prosecutor

Blagojevich faces more questions from prosecutor
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Monday, June 6, 2011 - 2:06am

The prosecution at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial is set to start cross-examining the ousted Illinois governor in depth.

Prosecutor Reid Schar will be doing the cross-examination that resumes Monday. Schar spent a brief but combative hour grilling Blagojevich for the first time at the end of last week. He has said he needs at least another full day to finish.

In his very first question, Schar asked Blagojevich if he was "a convicted liar," referring to his sole conviction at his first trial for lying to the FBI.

After a flurry of objections, Blagojevich answered yes. Monday will be Blagojevich's sixth day testifying. He's mainly fielded comparatively soft questions from his own lawyer.

Blagojevich denies all charges, including that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.

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