The White Home is reviewing whether or not or not President Trump ought to commute the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as a result of his 14-year sentence is “extreme,” Trump mentioned Thursday.
Trump made the announcement in a tweet Thursday night, a day after he informed reporters he was “very strongly” contemplating commuting his sentence.
“Rod Blagojevich, the previous Governor of Illinois, was sentenced to 14 years in jail. He has served 7 years. Many individuals have requested that I research the potential for commuting his sentence in that it was a really extreme one,” Trump wrote in his tweet Thursday. “White Home employees is continuous the overview of this matter.”
Blagojevich was convicted of soliciting bribes for political appointments, together with President Obama’s former US Senate seat in Illinois.