CHICAGO (AP) -- There are some intriguing possibilities about witnesses Rod Blagojevich's defense attorneys could call as they mount their case next week at the former governor's retrial.
Attorney Sheldon Sorosky said Thursday the defense will call "people of some prominence" but didn't say who.
The defense didn't call any witnesses at the first trial last year. But they did subpoena then-White House chief of staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, among others.
Blagojevich is accused of trying to sell or trade President Barack Obama's old U.S. Senate seat.
Emanuel's never been accused of any wrong doing in the case.
But witnesses described how Blagojevich hoped Emanuel would help him cut a deal where Blagojevich would name Obama friend Valerie Jarrett to the seat and Blagojevich would get a Cabinet post.
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