Blagojevich subpoenas Harry Reid

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) has subpoenaed another Democratic leader to testify at his federal corruption trial.

The Chicago-Sun Times reports Blagojevich subpoenaed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

Reid's office said that doesn't mean the senator, who is facing a difficult reelection campaign, will testify.

"Ex-Governor Blagojevich's counsel contacted Senator Reid's counsel regarding service of a subpoena related to Mr. Blagojevich's pending trial, as he has apparently contacted many others. As a routine legal matter, Senator Reid's attorney accepted service. This action does not mean that Senator Reid will testify at trial," Reid spokesman Jim Manley told the paper.


Reid is not the only member of the party leadership to be subpoenaed. A federal judge denied Blagojevich's attempt to subpoena President Barack Obama, but Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has been subpoenaed.

Blagojevich has pled not guilty to federal charges, including one that he tried to sell Obama's former Senate seat.

Reid will be in Chicago on Friday for fund-raisers, including one hosted by Durbin, according to the Sun-Times.

Blagojevich's trial is scheduled to begin June 3rd.

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