Trump Says He's Considering Commutation For Blagojevich

Aug 8, 2019

President Donald Trump says he's "very strongly" considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions.

 Trump suggested more than a year ago that he was considering a commutation for Blagojevich, who then filed paperwork requesting a commutation. 

 The Republican president told reporters Wednesday night while returning to Washington aboard Air Force One that he thought Blagojevich, a Democrat, had been treated "unbelievably unfairly." 

 Trump says he's taking into consideration Blagojevich's wife and children and what was, in his view, mere braggadocio.

 Blagojevich entered federal prison in 2012.