Rod Blagojevich sorted through ways he could benefit personally from the senate seat vacated when Obama won the presidential election, according to testimony and wiretap recordings.
There was no indication of what — if anything — Obama knew about the alleged deal.
Blagojevich ‘corruptly used his office,’ US says after a wiretap probe.
The Illinois governor has promised to name someone before the end of the year.
A desire to build cross-party consensus in Senate rubs up against political perils of compromise.