Blagojevich considering legal action

January 27, 2009 8:18:39 AM PST
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he hasn't ruled out legal action if he is impeached. Blagojevich told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he would respect "the law and the Constitution and the rules" if legislators vote him out of office. But he'll explore his legal options.

The Democrat says he knows he soon could be out of a job but says he didn't do anything wrong.

The Illinois state Senate is expected to hear secretly made wiretaps on Tuesday in which Blagojevich allegedly discusses how he could benefit from his power to appoint President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate successor.

Blagojevich has refused to attend the impeachment trial or mount a defense. He's spent this week proclaiming his innocence on news and talk shows.

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