Top Blagojevich Aide Flips on Boss, Pleads Guilty


John Harris, the former chief of staff to impeached Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, has changed his tune. After months of insisting he’s innocent in a plot to squeeze potential campaign donors for money, his lawyer signaled today that he’ll change his plea to guilty this week. This could mean that he’s hoping for a deal, in which he could potentially dish out key details on Blago’s last days in office and his alleged plot to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder. This is obviously bad news for Blago, who is still reeling from his wife’s loss on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, which the couple were banking on to save all their troubles. Though by now Patti Blagojevich — having been forced to eat tarantulas, not shower, and deal with Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt for a month — is probably teaching him that the growing possibility of a brief jail stint can’t be all that bad.

Attorney: Blagojevich aide to plead guilty [USAT]