Case 08-CR-1010 Session 512
CASE NUMBER: 08 CR 1010
PHONE: Lobbyist 1 Cellular
SESSION: 512 Redacted Transcript
TIME: 9:09 p.m.
SPEAKERS: BLAGOJEVICH = Rod Blagojevich
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1 (Telephone ringing, clears throat)
2 BLAGOJEVICH Hey Lon.
3 LOBBYIST 1 How are ya?
4 BLAGOJEVICH Good. [PORTIONS REDACTED]
5 [PORTIONS REDACTED]
6 LOBBYIST 1 Yeah. Ahm, so lemme, ah, so one thing I was
7 thinking about last night is that um, you ought to
8 give, not today, but maybe tomorrow, just give
9 John Johnston a call. And say, you know, calling
10 just to say hello, um, you know, I'm working on
11 the timing of this thing, but it's gonna get done.
12 BLAGOJEVICH Okay.
13 LOBBYIST 1 It's. It's...
14 BLAGOJEVICH Call him tomorrow?
15 LOBBYIST 1 It's a two, it's a two minute conversation.
16 BLAGOJEVICH Yeah, happy to do it. Call him tomorrow right?
17 LOBBYIST 1 Yeah.
18 BLAGOJEVICH Okay. Call Johnny Johnston, or should I call-
19 have Harris call him?
20 LOBBYIST 1 Ahm...
21 BLAGOJEVICH I mean you want me to call him directly, I
22 will, whatever's the best thing. I'm just a 23 little bit...
24 LOBBYIST 1 I think it's better if you do it.
1 BLAGOJEVICH Okay.
2 LOBBYIST 1 For... It's better if you do it just from a
3 pressure point of view.
4 BLAGOJEVICH Yeah, good. I'll call him and say yeah, we'll,
5 and we want to do an event down sou--, down sou--,
7 LOBBYIST 1 Right.
8 BLAGOJEVICH We wanna do it and hope, hope to do this so we can
9 get together and start picking some dates to do a
10 bill signing? Right?
11 LOBBYIST 1 Okay so what are, what are the chances based on my
12 conversation with you yesterday, that this gets
13 done, next week?
14 BLAGOJEVICH You know, they're good.
15 LOBBYIST 1 Okay.
16 BLAGOJEVICH I mean...[Pause]
17 LOBBYIST 1 He's, I'm, I'm telling you, he's gonna be good for
18 it. I got in his face.
19 BLAGOJEVICH Okay, good.
20 LOBBYIST 1 (Yawns) alright.
21 BLAGOJEVICH I know it's...
22 LOBBYIST 1 Huh?
23 BLAGOJEVICH I feel like there's somebody else who's holding
24 him back.
25 LOBBYIST 1 No.
26 BLAGOJEVICH I believe it's Chris.
27 LOBBYIST 1 No, no.
28 BLAGOJEVICH Well what took, you know a whole year. You know
29 what I mean? Hey Lon...
1 LOBBYIST 1 No, I don't think he's been talking to Chris...I
2 don't think he's been talking to Chris.
3 BLAGOJEVICH Okay. [PORTIONS REDACTED]
4 [PORTIONS REDACTED]
5 (End of call).