January 24, 2009
Milorad is getting himself deeper and deeper. He’s not going to show up for the impeachment trial. He made that perfectly clear on Don Wade and Roma. His advice from Ed Genson was to stay quiet and it worked for as long as it took barry to get through the inauguration. No longer. Blago is out on his full court press blitz, which is fine for him, but not Ed Genson.
GENSON: I have been practicing law for 44 years. I never require a client to do what I say, but I do require them to at least listen to what I say. I believe in this case it would be better off, and I intend to withdraw as counsel in this case. And I wish the governor good luck and Godspeed.
Genson was retained for Blago’s criminal proceedings not the impeachment trial. Sheldon Sorosky who was also working on the criminal case will continue. Blago’s other lawyers Sams Adam (father and son) have called the impeachment trial a joke since they aren’t able to mount any type of defense.
ADAM: The truth of the matter is, the way the rules are set up, we can’t mount a defense. The people of Illinois are getting the shaft here because they won”t allow their elected officials to present a defense.
So nobody representing milorad will be there Monday. Why would the lawyers spend time getting an L in their column? And why would blago miss the opportunity to be on Larry King?