Trump expected to grant clemency to former Ill. Gov. Blagojevich, ex-NYPD Commissioner Kerik

Blagojevich was sentenced in 2011 to 14 years in federal prison on corruption charges related to his solicitation of bribes in an attempt to 'sell' Barack Obama's open Senate seat.

18.2.2020

BREAKING: President Trump is expected to grant clemency to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, two people familiar with the president's plans tell NBCNews.

Blagojevich was sentenced in 2011 to 14 years in federal prison on corruption charges related to his solicitation of bribes in an attempt to 'sell' Barack Obama's open Senate seat.

told reporters in May 2018 that Blagojevich had received a lengthy sentence"for being stupid and saying things that every other politician, you know, that many other politicians say” and “that he was treated unfairly.” The remarks were likely a reference to what the then-governor was picked up saying on secret federal wiretaps about his authority to appoint someone to Obama's open Senate seat. Blagojevich has argued he was a victim of federal prosecutors run amok — a claim Trump himself levied at former special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, which investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election and the president. “Under the legal arguments that prosecutors used to convict me, all fundraising can be viewed as bribery," the ex-governor wrote in a 2018 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that was widely viewed as a personal appeal to Trump for clemency. Democrats — including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and former Attorney General Eric Holder — have said publicly in the past that they’d support efforts by Trump to commute Blagojevich's sentence. Trump has issued numerous Read more: MSNBC

....IS TRUMP EXPECTED TO GRANT CLEMENCY TO EL CHAPO ?!!! ‘We need a FAVOR THOUGH’ MUCHA .. MUCHA .. P L A T A ... 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰 Trump has made a joke of the USA Lmao. Trump totally understands this guy, and knows it could just as easily be him in jail for way worse corruption. Unbelievable There's no one else left that will take positions in this administration. He literally has no choice but to help them so they can fill jobs.

Trump is trying to get every VOTE he can even from the Criminals , sad you people can see through his corrupt MIND .... ' BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER ' Remember when Obama pardoned the traitor Bradley Manning? Were you outraged then? soft on crime Now What’s he gonna do next. Pardon Charles Manson?

why let him go? Wasn’t he on Celebrity Apprentice?

Trump expected to commute sentencing of former Illinois Gov. Rod BlagojevichPresident Donald Trump is expected to commute the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, multiple senior level sources tell ABC News. Among the causes that lead to Blagojevich's original conviction was the charge that he sought to exchange an appointment to former President Barack Obama pretty generous of the old boy DrainingtheSwamp right realDonaldTrump realDonaldTrump Can I get a pardon for Ventura California case 2013010459? thanks

All of you who voted for Trump because he promised to be the “Law and Order” President got suckered. The Cappo de tutti Cappi is pardoning all the crooks and conmen. What a freaken boss! What's the point? Blagojevich, Kerrick, Milken, none of them are in prison QuotedReplies He’s giving breaks to all the good folks from middle America I see!

albamonica funfacts After hearing the news Donald Trump planning to pardon Roger Stone, who to say Trump might consider on the first senator who endorses him at the very beginning Ex-Rep. Chris Collins. Reminisce Trump has a history pardon His loyal friend's convicted, corrupt criminals. This is to be expected when a lunatic is granted control over the asylum. When the economy tanks under Trump's staggering deficits and I am arrested and sentenced for stealing from the local Walmart in order to feed myself , hopefully there will be a pardon available for me.

It’s a great time to be a rich white criminal. 😞 It's like when a comic book super villain, breaks out the other villains from prison and asylums to attack their common enemy. In this case their common enemy is the United States of America

Trump Commutes Corruption Sentence of Governor Rod Blagojevich of IllinoisBreaking News: President Trump commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, who was convicted of trying to essentially sell former President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat Of course he is because he’s praying(he doesn’t pray unless he needs to) someone will do the same for him one day! He’s far more crooked than Blagojevich. Sad Of course he did. Of course.

Pardon criminals Trump's favorite thing to do I guess he's hoping for some karma Once Trump pardons or grants clemency- he owns them. Their souls are satan’s. Draining the swamp? Looks like he is restocking. When will realDonaldTrump spare a thought for the (non-rich, non-white) ppl falsely convicted and waiting in prison?

He served 8yrs for attempting to sell a senate seat. Will not be pardoned but have his sentence commuted. Trump signed the First Step act that let a lot of ppl accused of worse to get out of jail early as well. It's fair as he's no threat to society and rapists only do 4yrs Looks like Trump did! NBCNews This is just plain wrong!! A crook pardoning crooks

NBCNews Oh look, 2 future Medal of Honor recipients. Watch trump pardon Weinstein. DrAin tHe SwAMp!

Trump planning to commute sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod BlagojevichPresident Trump is expected to grant clemency to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, two people familiar with the president's plans tells NBC News. NBCNews This will be the new thing for the media to cry about for the moment. NBCNews NBCNews That guy.

Trump be learning to push all the Presidential buttons! NBCNews How long before good ole Rod is working at the White House? Any bets? NBCNews The criminal president pardoning criminals laying the groundwork to pardon Roger Stone, a criminal with dirt on the criminal President. NBCNews Rod will not be able to leave prison until he gets a dye job on his hair.

NBCNews He pardons crooks. He is one, that's why NBCNews Trump just LOVES corrupt people like himself. NBCNews The normalizing of corruption. Not normal. Not at all. NBCNews Trump 💕 to stir the 💩 in the 🥊 bowl!!!!! NBCNews Nothing but a bunch of rich white men who abused power and got caught. NBCNews Thug love.

Trump expected to grant clemency to Rod Blagojevich and ex-New York police commissioner Bernard KerikBlagojevich is in the middle of serving a 14-year sentence in Colorado federal prison. The Illinois Democrat was found guilty of attempting to trade the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama for money or favors. And Al Capone right? Why is Trump letting all these crooked cheaters off the hook? Let's call this the prelude to Roger Stone and Trump yucking it up at M-a-L this Friday night.

NBCNews Blagojevich appeared on season 9 of The Celebrity Apprentice in 2010. Series star and producer Donald Trump praised Blagojevich's 'tremendous courage and guts', and predicted that he would become one of the show's breakout stars. NBCNews What about anyone else who’s in jail for petty crimes?

MAGA KAG2020 Is this because he is out of folks to get into his cabinet? Way to go in draining the SWAMP... Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me repeatedly, shame on me! 30-35% of Americans are in the second category! Learn to cut your loss! The end of punishing corruption is now upon us.....Trump is now letting out corrupt prisoners. Trumpies take note, you won't be in power forever.... It's gonna come back on you

NBCNews and president trump still hasn't gone after hillary clinton, and release julain assange.. wonder why? Lock Her up Lock her up Lock her up Travesty everywhere you look. First De Bartolo, now these freaks. If anyone asks me 'how did the 21st Century start?' I'm saying 'The Bad Guys won.' Absolutely disgusting if true . . .

Republicans think “drain the swamp” means “let mobbedup folks out of jail.” This guy's pardoning everyone but Roger Stone Trump told reporters that his reason for commuting sentence for Blagojevich: 'It was a prosecution by the same people -- Comey, Fitzpatrick -- the same group.' Basically, he didn't like the prosecutors involved so he interfered

Trump pushed CIA to target Bin Laden's son over higher priority targetsWhen the CIA gave President Donald Trump a list of major terrorist leaders to kill, he said he'd never heard of them, instead he focused on Hamza bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's son. Ken Dilanian joins Chris Jansing to discuss why the president was more interested in Bin Laden instead of other names such as the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri. Still trying to measure up in spite of all the evidence he's not capable Thank god for Trump while GhislaineMaxwell rapes kids, acquires kids for others to rape - and Trump just blind eyes that shit $tsla $aapl $wmt

A definite pattern has emerged... I don’t like Blago, but he’s served his time. Besides, since Blago knows where all the bodies are buried in the Hellhole that is Illinois politics, this is a move that will disappoint Obama. And that’s good enough for me. How many more ex-cons is he going to pardon today?

Birds of a feather! This action is a warm up to the string of past trumpers in jail, so it won't look so bad when he lets them out! Manafort and Flynn too. Cohen? Not so lucky, he flipped... You have 1/40 of gram coke you get 50 years but you sell congress seat you get a pardon WNYT Whyyuu And he’s pardoning DeBartolo 49’s owner who was found guilty of extortion. Wonder who’s next? 🙄

Drain the swamp! Trump hates CORRUPTING. Trump loves saving swamp people. WAKE UP AMERICANS!

Why 'greedy' Deutsche Bank said yes to TrumpAuthor David Enrich explains why Deutsche Bank worked with President Trump. 'In a word, because they were really greedy, and they were desperate to establish a business presence in the United States.' No further explanations! That's a damnable lie. Deutche Bank was just the middleman to funnel Russian money to Donald Trump. DB may have been greedy, but that was not the driving motivation in this scheme. Show me a banker that isn't and I might be convinced they all, as a class, don't go to sleep with visions of dollar $ign$ dancing in their heads.

Presidential pardons have been a controversial issue for a long time. Almost EVERY president Democrat or Republican have pardoned controversial figures. This is NOT unique to Trump. lmao - how much is trump charging for clemency ... again RIGHT ON brand for TRUMP ... Next will be Roger Stone and Rudy Giuliani Guilty

this is proof that trump did get involve with stone's case, albeit indirectly. He's undoing what a corrupt liberal fueled Dept of Justice managed to get away with until now. Disgraceful! Now He doesn’t see any crimes because it’s stuff he’s done his entire life. Donald Trump just hate the law. 4xInsight Trump cover your friends

It’s the set up for Stone

replacements are needed to fill the voids in the swamp ! shame on mr trump. he is making history that will bring shame upon himself and his family. Banana republic.... all the criminals can do as they wish so long as the pay tribute to the dictator. Kerik is a Guliani pardon. Of course--one corrupt politician with suspicious hair giving a break to another. (NOTE: I'm from Illinois, so this sickens me even more.)

Paving the way for Stone and Manafort. He must be expecting great loyalty from these two thugs!! BirdsOfAFeatherFlockTogether Crooks lookout for crooks! Crooks stick together

why don't he commute the thousands of innocent victims jailed for crimes they didn't commit In before all of the twitter lawyers lose their shit. His conviction for corruption still stands, he's just setting aside the rest of his sentence....even though Rod has a D next to his name. Distractions.....distractions.....



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