Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

*In Chicago today lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge for permission to subpoena President Barack Obama to testify at Blagojevich’s upcoming trial.

Blagojevich is charged with using his office to enrich himself and close associates, including allegations he tried to sell the U.S. Senate seat that Obama vacated in 2008 with his election to the White House.

Blagojevich’s lawyers have previously suggested they might try to question the president.

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