President Trump commutes sentence for Rod Blagojevich

Trump is once again weighing commuting Blagojevich's prison sentence
(FILES): This February 15, 2008 file photo shows then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich at a press conference at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Blagojevich was convicted on June 27, 2011 of 17 of the 20 charges against him, including all 11 charges related to his attempt to sell or trade President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. The jury found him not guilty of soliciting bribes in the alleged shakedown of a road-building executive. The panel deadlocked on a charge of attempted extortion on that same case. AFP PHOTO/ Amanda Rivkin (Photo credit should read Amanda Rivkin/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump announced he’s commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who had been convicted in a campaign corruption scheme. Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews that Blagojevich “served eight years in jail. It’s a long time to go.”

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