Blagojevich abruptly calls off testimony

Rod Blagojevich opted not to testify Tuesday at his corruption trial in Chicago.

Blagojevich's legal team told the judge that the former Illinois governor will not testify in his own defense, sources told the Chicago Tribune. The Democrat was widely expected to take the stand to bolster his defense against charges related to his appointment of a successor to President Obama's old Senate seat.

The situation, however, could change. U.S. District Judge James Zagel told the defense team to mull the decision overnight, the Tribune reported. Zagel subsequently adjourned the trial for the day.

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