Trump considering commuting Blagojevich sentence

Cristina Cross
June 1, 2018

Blagojevich is serving a fourteen-year prison sentence after being convicted of numerous counts of bribery and corruption.

And the president said he might pardon Martha Stewart, of East Hampton, the food and home decorating author and television personality who served 5 months in prison on a 2004 conviction for securities fraud. "The president is making decisions based on the merits of the individual cases and what he thinks is the right thing to do", she said.

"He's not my party". "He was treated very unfairly by our government".

Patti Blagojevich said on Fox News that her husband and the rest of their family "are all so grateful that the President is thinking of us". "He's given us something that has been hard to come by recently". He resigned as president of King's College, a Manhattan Christian school, in 2012 amid reports he became engaged before divorcing his wife.

"It's outrageous that Blagojevich goes to jail for 14 years when killers and sex offenders are out walking the ..."

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Johnson also praised Kushner and Ivanka Trump , and said she supports their efforts in a criminal justice reform bill. Kim is expected to ask Trump to pardon the great-grandmother.


On Thursday, D'Souza said former US President Barack Obama and "his stooges" had tried to "extinguish" his American dream and destroy his faith in America, but Trump's gesture had "fully restored both". "What they did to him was awful".

D'Souza allegedly coordinated donations to Long's campaign through friends and acquaintances.

In 2014, then-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged D'Souza with using "straw donors" to contribute funds to Wendy Long, a Republican who ran for Senate in NY against Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012.

Mr. Trump said he did not have a personal relationship with D'Souza, and spoke to him the first time Wednesday night when he called D'Souza to tell him about the pardon. He said that he only pled guilty to campaign finance violations because the justice system used "legal bludgeoning tactics" to force his admission, or else the government would've filed more charges against him.

This is Trump's fifth pardon. In April, Trump pardoned I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, an adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and obstructing justice.

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"It's nearly like President Trump went through a list of potential crimes that he and his White House could be charged with and found pardons for other people to lay the groundwork", he said on CNN.

"This was a vindictive political hit aimed at putting me out of business". Arpaio also drew attention for his support of Trump's effort to falsely accuse Obama of not being born in the U.S.

Lauren Kaeseberg tells The Associated Press the sentence was too harsh. This was more or less the thesis of his 2012 documentary, 2016: Obama's America, which proved immensely popular with some conservative audiences. "Then he got fired & I got pardoned". Trump is sending a counter-message.

Here's a closer look at Trump's fifth presidential pardon.

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