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Rod Blagojevich Visits Jon Stewart

Rod Blagojevich at a news conference in January 2009.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, seen here at a news conference in January 2009, dropped by The Daily Show last night. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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On last night's The Daily Show, Rod Blagojevich sat down to talk to Jon Stewart about the charges against him, the incriminating tapes made of his conversations, and more. Blagojevich's basic argument is that he did attempt to trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat for something, but he was trying to trade it for public policy victories for the people of his state. Stewart had a little bit of trouble with this claim.

After the jump: the video.



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