Ex-Gov. Blagojevich released from prison after Trump pardon


CENTER OF HIGH-PROFILE WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL CASES.. TEARSA: THIS AS THE PRESIDENT IS FACING SCRUTINY FOR HIS PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE ROGER STONE CASE – AND ABOUT FEDERAL PROSECUTORS. DOUG: PRESIDENT TRUMP.. COMMUTING THE SENTENCE OF DISGRACED FORMER ILLINOIS GOVERNOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH..WHO WAS A ONE-TIME CONTESTANT ON THE PRESIDENT’S SHOW, “CELEBRITY APPRENTICE”.” THE DEMOCRAT HAS SERVED 8 YEARS OF A 14 YEAR SENTENCE FOR ATTEMPTING TO SELL BARACK OBAMA’S SENATE SEAT IN 2011. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: “WE HAVE COMMUTED THE SENTENCE OF ROD BLAGOJEVICH. HE SERVED 8 YEARS IN JAIL. THAT’S A LONG TIME AND I WATCHED HIS WIFE ON TELEVISION. I DON’T KNOW HIM VERY WELL, I MET HIM A COUPLE OF TIMES HE WAS ON FOR A SHORT WHILE OF THE APPRENTICE YEARS AGO, SEEMED LIKE A VERY NICE PERSON, DON’T KNOW HIM DOUG: THE PRESIDENT ALSO PARDONING EDDIE DEBARTOLO JUNIOR.. FORMER OWNER OF THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS… HE PLEADED GUILTY IN 1998 FOR FAILING TO REPORT A FELONY IN A BRIBERY CASE.. HE DID NOT SERVE JAIL TIME… BUT PAID A MILLION DOLLARS IN FEES.. DOUG: PRESIDENT TRUMP .. ALSO PARDONING FORMER NEW YORK POLICE COMMISSIONER BERNIE KERIK.. WHO WAS SENTENCED TO 48 MONTHS IN PRISON IN 2010… AFTER PLEADING GUILTY ON MULTIPLE CHARGES OF TAX FRAUD AND LYING TO OFFICIALS. AS WELL AS MICHAEL MILKEN.. THE SO CALLED BOND KING FROM THE 1980’S.. WHO SERVED SEVERAL YEARS IN PRISON FOR VIOLATING SECURITIES LAW. TEARSA: FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON IS GIVING US NEW DETAILS ON HIS NEW BOOK ABOUT HIS TIME IN THE WHITE HOUSE.. DOUG: BUT HE CLAIMS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS CENSORING AND HOLDING UP PUBLICATION.

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