Blagojevich’s Lead Attorney To Quit?

Update in the Blagojevich scandal. The AP reports that the lead attorney, Ed Genson, announced today that he will resign from the impeached governor Blagojevich’s criminal case:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s lead attorney said Friday that he plans to resign from the impeached governor’s criminal case.

“I have practiced law for 44 years. I never require a client to do what I say, but I do require clients to listen to what I say,” Genson told reporters. “I intend to withdraw as counsel in this case.”

Genson, who formerly and successfully defended R. Kelly against child pornography charges last year, does not seem the type to walk away from a high profile case.  This leads us to obvious questions.  Does Blagojevich really think he’ll walk away from this one?

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