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Associated Press - July 21, 2010 3:34 AM ET

CHICAGO (AP) - Will he or won't he testify?

That's the question that hangs in the air about former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as his corruption trial resumes Wednesday morning.

The impeached governor's attorneys dropped a bombshell at the end of the day Tuesday when they said they could rest their case without calling a single witness.

Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. says a final decision would be announced Wednesday.

A decision not to have Blagojevich testify would come despite him insisting for months that he would speak directly to jurors.

Not calling Blagojevich would also seem to contradict Adam's own pledge to jurors in his opening statement last month. He assured the jury that Blagojevich would not simply let his lawyers speak for him.

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