Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on C-SPAN. (Image: C-SPAN)
President Trump said Wednesday that he was “seriously” treated as the imprisonment of Rod Blagojevich commute and said the disgraced former Governor of Illinois, “incredibly unfair” by the ex-FBI Director Jim Comey gang of sleazebags,” according to a report.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, is currently 14 years on Federal corruption conviction. The charges are related to money, ask for an appointment to former President Barack Obama’s seat on the vacant the Senate. Other charges that included the extortion of children’s hospitals and a racetrack.
Trump made the comments to members of the press during the trip aboard Air Force One, Crain’s Chicago business reported.
“I thought he was treated incredibly unfairly; he was close to 18 years in prison,” Trump said. “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. “
JESSE JACKSON CALLS FOR TRUMP TO PARDON FORMER ILLINOIS REG. ROD BLAGOJEVICH
Blagojevich, 62, served his sentence in a Federal prison in Colorado since 2012. Blagojevich argued to have his family and the lawyers that he appeal received an unfair judgment, and have failed in trying to.
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Supporters, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., and his son, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who was in the running for Obama’s seat, urged Trump to pardon Blagojevich.
The President has indicated, the possibility of a commutation since taking office, including showing support for the former Governor’s wife Patti Blagojevich, who was previously with the probe into the expenditure on Trumps 2017 inauguration to your husband the case.