From Matt Jaffe in Chicago:
Just before 7 p.m. CT, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich left the offices of his lawyer Ed Genson in downtown Chicago. The governor, who is facing bribery and fraud charges, was met by numerous reporters outside the back entrance of the building.
"There’s gonna be a time and place to talk about this," Blagojevich said. "I’m looking forward to it. In fact, I can’t wait, but until then I need to do the appropriate thing."
He then recognized some people he knew standing just down the street.
"Hi, how are you?" he said to them. "Good. Happy Holidays. Yeah, thank you very much."
As the governor got into his waiting SUV, he then turned his attention back to the reporters.
"I can’t wait to talk to you guys and to have a chance to be able to say the things I’m looking forward to saying," he said. "But there’s a time and place for all of that and I’ll, uh, we’ll soon let you know when it’s gonna be."