Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears on C-SPAN. (Photo: C-SPAN).
President Trump said on Wednesday that he is “seriously” thinking about travelling the jail sentence of Rod Blagojevich and stated the disgraced former Illinois governor was treated “amazingly unjustly” by the ex-FBI Director Jim Comey’s gang of ‘sleazebags,” according to a report.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, is presently serving 14 years on a federal corruption conviction. The charges are related to obtaining cash for a visit to former President Barack Obama’s uninhabited Senate seat. Other charges consisted of the extortion of a children’s hospital and race track.
Trump made the remarks to members of journalism while traveling aboard Air Force One, Crain’s Chicago Company reported.
” I thought he was treated incredibly unfairly; he was given near to 18 years in prison,” Trump stated. “And a lot of people thought it was unfair, like a lot of other things– and it was the exact same gang, the Comey gang and all these scums that did it. “
JESSE JACKSON PROMPTS TRUMP TO PARDON FORMER ILLINOIS GOV. ROD BLAGOJEVICH
Blagojevich, 62, has been serving his sentence at a federal prison in Colorado given that2012 Blagojevich’s family and attorneys have actually argued that he got an unreasonable sentence and have failed at efforts to appeal.
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Advocates consisting of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and his kid, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who remained in the running for the Obama’s seat, have actually advised Trump to pardon Blagojevich.
The president has actually hinted at the possibility of a commutation considering that taking workplace, consisting of revealing support for the previous governor’s better half Patti Blagojevich, who previously compared the probe into spending on Trump’s 2017 inauguration to her spouse’s case.