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General News    H3'ed 2/19/20

Illinois Republican Delegation Excoriates Trump for Commuting Blagojevich's Prison Sentence

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Trump Commutes Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich's Corruption Sentence in Midst of Clemency Blitz President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former ...
Trump Commutes Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich's Corruption Sentence in Midst of Clemency Blitz President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former ...
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The Illinois delegation (Reps. Shimkus, LaHood, Bost, Davis and Kinzinger) shared a statement today: 

'We are disappointed by the President's commutation of Rod Blagojevich's federal sentence. We believe he received an appropriate and fair sentence, which was the low-end of the federal sentencing guidelines for the gravity of his public corruption convictions. He is the face of public corruption in Illinois, and not once has he shown any remorse for his clear and documented record of egregious crimes that undermined the trust placed in him by voters. As our state continues to grapple with political corruption, we shouldn't let those who breached the public trust off the hook. History will not judge Rod Blagojevich well.”

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