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Blago: 'It's in God's hands'

Per NBCChicago's Ward Room, former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said his legal fate was "in God's hands," with the jury now considering whether to convict him on corruption charges.

"[The jurors] are the ones who will decide and make the decision," Blagojevich said. "Patti and I have great confidence and faith in their judgment common sense and decency. And ultimately in the final analysis Patti and I always have a deep and abiding faith in God ... and ultimately it's in God's hands."

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"Let me also say from a personal point of view, having been the governor, how gratifying it is to hear the different people who have come up to me during this trial who've thanked me. A young mother came up to me and expressed gratitude for the 'all kid's program and health care for her child.

"The number of senior citizens who have come up and flashed their senior bus rides cards; that's very meaningful and it gives me perspective to know that while I was governor real good things happened for the people of Illinois while I was governor. That has sustained me during this trial."

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