Instead, it took them just five weeks despite having dozens of possible witnesses and hundreds of wiretap recordings at their disposal. They were able to rest their case Tuesday in large part because they didn’t call several potential key figures, including convicted political fixer Tony Rezko, whose testimony might just have easily hurt prosecutors as help them.
While prosecutors did not stop to speak to reporters as they left the courthouse, legal observers say it’s not uncommon for prosecutors to err on the side of overestimating the amount of time they’ll need.
The defense? Not to worry. Obama and the DOJ have it all covered.
The Snooper Report.
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