Defense team to begin in Blago retrial

May 8, 2011 9:48:46 AM PDT
Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial resumes Monday, and his defense team will get its first shot at trying to knock holes in the case prosecutors have begun to construct against the ousted Illinois governor.

Defense attorneys will cross-examine one of the government's star witnesses, former Blagojevich Chief-of-Staff John Harris, who will testify about allegations Blagojevich sought to exchange an appointment to Pres. Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat for campaign cash or a top job.