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'I saw his wife on television': Trump commuted Blagojevich's prison sentence after his wife attacked Comey and Mueller on Fox News

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

In roughly half a dozen Fox News appearances since April 2018, the wife of disgraced ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich urged President Donald Trump to step in and help get him out of prison.
Trump took notice, and has praised Patti Blagojevich as "one hell of a woman."
And as Trump on Tuesday announced he's commuting the ex-Illinois governor's 14-year sentence, he mentioned watching Patti on television.
"We have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail. That's a long time. And I watched his wife on television," Trump told reporters.
Patti tied former FBI...
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President Trump Offers Clemency To Blagojevich, Kerik, Milken, Others

President Trump Offers Clemency To Blagojevich, Kerik, Milken, Others

1 month ago   |   By NPR

President Trump commuted the prison term of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, and pardoned former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and former Wall Street financier Michael Milken.
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Trump pardons ex-‘junk bond king' Milken, commutes Blagojevich sentence

1 month ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pardoned seven people on Tuesday including former junk bond king Michael Milken and commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.
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Trump pardons Rod Blagojevich and clemency for former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik and financier, Michael Milken

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

You get a pardon! And you get clemency! President Trump said Tuesday he has commuted the corruption sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoned former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik. “He'll be able to go back home with his family after serving eight years in jail,”...
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Trump Frees Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Trump Frees Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

1 month ago   |   By Newser

Rod Blagojevich is going home. President Trump on Tuesday commuted the sentence of the former Illinois governor, reports ABC News. Blagojevich has been imprisoned since 2012 after being convicted on corruption charges. Among other things, he famously tried to sell the vacant Senate seat of Barack Obama after Obama won...
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President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and MICHAEL TARM
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others.
Trump also told reporters that he has pardoned financier Michael Milken, who pleaded guilty for violating U.S. securities laws and served two years in prison in the early 1990s. Trump also pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most...
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Trump Frees Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich From Prison

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

The president commuted Blagojevich's 14 year sentence Tuesday, and granted clemency to former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerkik and “junk bond king” Michael Milken.
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Trump Commutes Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich's Corruption Sentence in Midst of Clemency Blitz

1 month ago   |   By Time

President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik.
Trump also says he has granted clemency to financier Michael Milken, who pleaded guilty for violating U.S. securities laws. Kerik served just over three years for tax fraud and lying to the White House while being interviewed to be Homeland Security secretary.
Trump confirmed the news to reporters before departing for California.
Blagojevich was convicted of political corruption just months after he appeared...
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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Trump Commutes Sentence Of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The move would free Blagojevich, once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, from federal prison four years before he would have been eligible for parole and clear his convictions.
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President Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentence

President Trump commutes former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentence

1 month ago   |   By WLWT

President Donald Trump is commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich

Trump commutes sentence of Rod Blagojevich

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump said he had commuted the prison sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Illinois governor jailed on corruption charges.
“Yes, we have commuted the sentence of rod. He served eight years in jail, a long time,” Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One en route to Los Angeles.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, was impeached and removed from office in 2009 for corruption and was later indicted on multiple corruption charges. He was convicted of soliciting personal favors and selling the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008.
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