Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias has been
subpoenaed by Rod Blagojevich's attorneys to appear at the former
governor's corruption trial.
In a statement released Sunday, his campaign described why Giannoulias reached out to the Blagojevich camp in late 2008, as former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris testified last week:
has been clear for some time, but especially as the trial has
unfolded, Alexi is not really a part of this circus. It was no secret
that he thinks highly of Valerie Jarrett, and thought she would make a
terrific Senator, so of course he wanted to be helpful. That's why he
reached out to Harris to say as much. Tom Balanoff reached out to him to
get in touch with Valerie because he didn't know her well or know how
to get a hold of her. Alexi put the two of them together in a meeting.
He attended this meeting, but was not an active participant. He never
spoke to the President or the former governor about anything related to