Prosecutors: No missing Blago-Emanuel tape

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti leave the Federal Court building, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, in Chicago. (M. Spencer Green)

February 14, 2011 9:26:33 PM PST
There is no missing FBI tape of Rod Blagojevich talking to Rahm Emanuel according to federal prosecutors in the case.

They say that if there was a conversation between the then White House chief of staff Emanuel and Blagojevich, it took place on a phone that was not recorded by the FBI.

Blagojevich's attorneys last week asked for the tape, saying it was mysteriously missing from the FBI files.

The impeached governor faces a retrial in April on charges he tried to sell the vacated senate seat of President-Elect Obama.