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Trump Mulls Pardoning Martha Stewart, Commuting Rod Blagojevich

Trump Mulls Pardoning Martha Stewart, Commuting Rod Blagojevich
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Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:17 PM

President Donald Trump says he is considering commuting the sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart.

The comments came aboard Air Force One Thursday after he announced earlier on Twitter that he planned to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza.

Stewart was convicted in 2004 of obstructing justice and lying to the government about why she unloaded stock just before the price plummeted.

Trump says she "used to be one of my biggest fans."

Trump told reporters that Blagojevich said something dumb but that "lots of politicians" do and thinks his sentence is excessive.

The Democratic former governor began serving his 14-year prison sentence on corruption convictions in 2012. His scheduled release date is 2024. Blagojevich was also a contestant on Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" reality television show in 2010.

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President Donald Trump says he is considering commuting the sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart .The comments came aboard Air Force One Thursday after he announced earlier on Twitter that he planned to pardon....
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