On the eve of the start of his federal corruption trial Blagojevich began tweeting his take on events. "I am innocent and look forward to clearing my name," Blagojevich said in his first tweet on May 31st.
Blagojevich's spokesperson Glenn Selig confirms the new Twitter but says his client may not always be typing the updates himself. "He does have a BlackBerry, but as you saw on 'Apprentice,' he is a better student of history than technology," Selig told ABC 7 via email.
Here are Blagojevich's first three tweets:
od #Blagojevich Named 'Contributor' on #WLS-AM Radio; Governor's Weekly Talk Show Put on Hiatus http://ow.ly/1TeDK about 1 hour ago via HootSuite
#BLAGOJEVICH TRIAL ALERT: Fmr. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich #PR Team Releases Media Contacts, Plans http://ow.ly/1SRka about 15 hours ago via HootSuite
Please follow on Twitter for the latest updates. I am innocent and look forward to clearing my name. 6:29 AM May 31st via web