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Blagojevich convicted of trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat; Jonathan Hunt reports.
The possible conversion of the former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was placed in Federal prison on the ice, in the midst of the White house officials, ” the fears of the public pushback, sources say.
Two sources told Fox News that on Thursday, Blagojevich, 62, made it to processing, for his release from state prison in Littleton, Colo. However, a commutation has been put on ice after a trump card administration is officially worried about the opposition to the idea that the President said he is “seriously” considered.
In a tweet, Trump said, the theme was “under review”.
“Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of Illinois, was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He served 7 years. Many people have asked what I’m studying the possibility to commute his sentence in that it was a very heavy. Staff in the white house, the continuation of the review of this matter is,” he wrote.
The last step is known as “R&D” for “receiving and discharge.”
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The former democratic Governor to serve a 14-year sentence in connection with allegations of corruption. Prosecutors claimed he tried to sell the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama and extort a hospital and a racetrack.
Trump called the sentence “incredibly unfair” and pointed to former FBI Director James Comey convinced the alleged role in Blagojevich.
“I thought he was treated incredibly unfairly; he was close to 18 years in prison,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One last week. “And a lot of people thought that it was unfair, how many other things — and it was the same gang, the Comey-speed and all of these sleazebags that it has done. “
Illinois Republicans insist that Trump is a rethinking of the commutation.
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Tim Schneider, the GOP Chairman for Illinois, said in a statement that officials found guilty should serve their full sentences, in particular, in a state in which “corrupt, machine-style politics is still all too common.”
Lawyers have called the disgraced Governor that his sentence is unjust, but a vocation efforts under steps.
Fox-News-editor Gerren helped Keith Gaynor, and The Associated Press to this report.