President Trump commuted the prison sentence for the scandal-plagued ex-governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, who tried to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat and at the same time trying to extort a children hospital as well.
Trump also pardoned former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to felony tax fraud and lying to the government.http://gty.im/3455179
“We have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich,” Trump told reporters on the tarmac at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. “I don’t know him very well. I’ve met him a couple times. He was on for a short while on ‘The Apprentice’ years ago. He seemed like a very nice person. Don’t know him, but he served eight years in jail with a long time to go.”
President Trump has worked on getting Blagojevich’s sentence commuted for some time now.
“I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly; he was given close to 18 years in prison,” Trump, a Republican, said. “And a lot of people thought it was unfair, like a lot of other things — and it was the same gang, the Comey gang and all these sleazebags that did it.”
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