CHICAGO -- On his way into court this morning, Rod Blagojevich defense attorney Sam Adam told reporters that Obama confidante and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett will not be called as a defense witness.
She was one of a large number of Washington officials subpoenaed, including White House Chief of Staff and former Chicago congressman Rahm Emanuel and Sens. Dick Durbin and Harry Reid. While Emanuel is very likely to be called, Durbin, Reid and many others on the defense subpoena list are not likely to be called.
*** UPDATE *** Julie Blagojevich, the former governor's sister-in-law and wife of co-defendant Robert Blagojevich, has been called as the first defense witness. After Julie, Robert Blagojevich is expected to be called. Blago himself could be on the stand as soon as tomorrow.
WMAQ's Phil Rogers contributed to this report.