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Blagojevich attorneys to cross-examine ex-aide

CHICAGO (AP) -- Defense attorneys at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial will cross-examine a former aide who described how the former Illinois governor hoped to benefit from his ability to name a replace for President Barack Obama in the Senate.  

Robert Greenlee, who served as deputy governor under Blagojevich, will be back on the witness stand Thursday.  

Greenlee testified Wednesday that Blagojevich talked about using the Senate seat appointment as a way to attract national attention to himself.  

Prosecutors have focused early on the most serious charge Blagojevich faces -- that he tried to sell or trade Obama's Senate seat. 

Blagojevich denies any wrongdoing. His first trial ended with jurors deadlocked on all but one charge. He was convicted of lying to the FBI. This time, he faces 20 charges. 

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