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Disgraced former governor among 11 criminals granted clemency by President Trump
"The former governor of Illinois granted clemency by president trump makes no apologies for his white collar crimes after a few Republican senators said president trump it learned a lesson from being impeached the president when asked said yes he learned that the Democrats were crooked a few days after he was granted commutations serving eight years out of fourteen former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich sounding a similar lesson learned and look back on some of the things you might have done different that I certainly wish I would have done more on I didn't know how corrupt the criminal justice system was intimidated to me he was convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat and shaking down a children's hospital for a campaign contribution Bob Costantini
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"He was prosecuted for covering up for the president and quote at number two post impeachment presidential pardons and appointments since the impeachment acquittal president trump has been flexing his executive powers by pardoning seven people this week including the junk bond king Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik the former New York City police commissioner he also commuted the sentences of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich and three others he's also made some major appointments in an effort to surround himself with loyalists you can trust especially in the spy agency arena the most notable being Richard Grinnell the U. S. ambassador to Germany to the powerful position of acting director of national intelligence and they can get an acting position the president was able to sidestep Senate confirmation at number one this week the democratic debate and the presidential race the debate held this week in advance of the Nevada caucus proved to be the most contentious of the nine televised forums held by the Democrats thus far and the first appearance of Michael Bloomberg in this royal rumble made it quite interesting to say the least thank you Kevin Casey from talkers magazine you're plugged into the Michael Harrison rap now that we have Iowa and New Hampshire behind us and are on the verge of the Nevada caucuses this week's ninth Democratic Party presidential debate took on extreme importance joining us is a man who is a big deal in Nevada not to mention the entire talk media world is heard daily on the USA radio network and seen a newsman X. T. V. Wayne Allyn root Wayne Allyn root you've got a hell of a career years as a Las Vegas sports handicapper then a vice presidential candidate on the libertarian ticket and now a radio and TV talk show host not to mention a buddy of the president let's tap into your handicapping skills if you were a betting man which one of the candidates that we saw on the stage the other night do you think is going to go on to win the nomination well you know look I'd be I'd be a good odds maker of I told you that Bloomberg chances with all his money are still zero but I'm a really good handicapper because I predict that before the debate before he blew up on the stage left I mean that was that had to be the single worst debate performance in history I just put a tweet out literally five minutes before you call for this interview and it said Mike Bloomberg set an all time record last night Bloomberg is the first gambler to ever lose three or twenty million one night in Vegas A. B. I thought it overnight the minute I woke up it struck me they lost three or twenty million one that is campaign imploded last night that was the single worst debate performance in history but I I you know my family said a break if you can back it up I have consistently predicted that the matter how much money yet he's gonna wind up in the same places transpire money doesn't buy elections you've got to have passionate fans trump has the most passionate fans in the world and number two behind him is Bernie Sanders and that's what I predicted the beginning it's gonna be a trump Sanders backed up even though Democrats you know he'd still one of the democratic establishment doesn't want it it won't do anything to stop they've got super delegates to stop them they want a brokered convention I'm sure they're gonna get a brokered convention but they're in a lose lose position this is the best thing ever happened president trump because there's only two things in my opinion it could happen Bernie Sanders can either win the nomination which is a disaster for them because I think trump will win in the store a landslide victory because communism doesn't sell well give capitalism in America anyway L. or number two they go to a brokered convention Bernie is in the lead a big lead but not enough to clinch said now to brokered convention and they steal it from them in front of the whole world and he's got the most passionate Democrat supporters normal they may be communist Marxist and socialist I mean he did really they believe in but you can't steal it from them and therefore they hit home to vote and whoever they handed to ostensibly Hillary Clinton Michelle Obama Oprah Winfrey I don't know who to get handed to whoever they had a two had it linked up with no chance to win our wineries passionate support they get wet okay back up one second let's let's let's let's get a little more real although there's great drama and perhaps a lot of truth to what you're saying so I'm not I'm not arguing with you but calling him a communist is a giant leap from calling him a socialist you don't really believe that Bernie Sanders is a communist do you that's it you're just saying that it for drama and and I you know I disagree I disagree I think that there's been a terrible mistake in this country that people act as if there's a difference between being a communist a socialist and Bernice I think that thinks that and it sounds like you think that but I studied communism and socialism many many many years but I think that I studied since I was a political science major Colombian oversee it people need to stop separating them and make you like there's a big difference between the two socialism is the economic system of communism name a communist country they've all had a socialist economic system communism is the political system so you could have theoretically one without the other but generally they are always together the way you get a social system is a communist government they all have it when you talk about the Viet nam the old communist China what do you talk about Russia the Soviet Union when you talk about Venezuela Cuba they do go hand in hand communism and socialism social in the just the economic lever and if you ever ate at socialism as he calls himself the American economy Bernie Sanders and and really every Democrat on that stage they all believe the same things it's just a matter of how far they're willing to take it but Bernie is the most extreme in the most radical of all of them and he's the only one who proudly uses the word socialism the rest of the run from it but if you ever install that system you would not just undo everything that Donald Trump is done to create a great super Condamine great jobs in the middle class is doing the best they've done a decades wages are up growth is up everything's up a black unemployment Hispanic at a place you would only destroy all that words all all that you would destroy the entire American economy would never recover there is a difference in social communism just from you say economic versus political versus torturing kidnapping and murdering but it always starts with Chuck socialism and it always leads to political repression and political censorship and if you think that's a big reach Michael I don't know I might feel I reshoot your explanation of it I certainly respected I just don't believe in black and white thinking I believe that there's a political spectrum of degrees of anything you could say the same thing about right wing politics that it's fascism you could say that about anything the the hill Q. human condition is one of gradations one of conduct one of spirit there's so many different angles to it but I like what you said stand I don't want to argue with you but I just think that there are elements of socialism and their elements of right wing is and there's elements of communism and everything it's how you play it out in the spirits which you enter it that matters I would agree but remember we've already approved for the media tries to ignore it there've been undercover videos by what's that kid's name o'keefe of the of the guides that project veritas and he's an undercover videos of Bernie Sanders people in the field all over American it just so happens that multiple people I think there's been five of them died all say the same kind of things man if we win we're sending the Republicans the re education camps and if they don't get re educated we're going to kill them this happened I've heard and seen the videos and the audios and it just can't be a coincidence that it's Bernice people only nobody's ever heard that from a traditional Democrat nobody even heard it from a Liberal Democrat I'm not a fan of Andrew Cuomo Michael but I don't begin to Cuomo as staffers who see words like we gotta send Republicans to re education camps we're gonna kidnap awarded torture we're gonna murder him and there's a revolution coming in people going to die they hate that in the Bernie care that's a scary thing I believe Bernie it would be a disaster for the United States of America that this country would never recover from and I believe that generally what party believes in leads to pure political repression censorship and eventually jailing dissidents just like they did in Cuba just like the doing today in Venezuela and this guy has defended Fidel Castro his whole life and today he defend Venezuela so I I don't see a big difference which could lead to potentially okay all that well said all that aside back to your handicapping which one of the candidates that were on that that was on the stage at the debate this week do you think would have the best chance even though I know you're gonna say none of them have a chance but which one do you think would fare the best if Sanders were nominated or Amy or or any of them which one do you think would fare the best against trump well firstly you worded that perfectly because you you just see S. B. Michael who won the debate last idea to throw up the guy was on the stage when the paper you'd said very smartly which one on the stage was the winner of which one on the stage would be the best way to get trapped I don't think they've got a great one against trump I think Dave did you and I said it's the most flood group of candidates I've ever seen I said Biden would have the best chance except it's very clear to me on on some occasions not last night I think he's pretty good last night and many occasions during this campaign he stumbled around like a man's way past its prime that's USA radio network and newsmax TV talk show host Wayne Allyn root coming up.
President Trump pardons former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
"Post impeachment presidential pardons and appointments since the impeachment acquittal president trump has been flexing his executive powers by pardoning seven people this week including the junk bond king Michael Milken and Bernard Kerik the former New York City police commissioner he also commuted the sentences of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich and three others he's also made some major appointments in an effort to surround himself with loyalists you can trust especially in the spy agency arena the most notable being Richard Grinnell the U. S. ambassador to Germany to the powerful position of acting director of national intelligence and they can get an acting position the president was able to sidestep Senate
Miami: Fort Lauderdale resident and Trump Associate Roger Stone To Be Sentenced Thursday
"Stone is set for sentencing on Thursday the longtime ally of President Donald Trump will receive his sentence amid an outcry of political meddling by attorney. General William Bar in criminal cases tied to trump the sixty seven year old stone was found guilty. Last fall on seven counts of lying to Congress witness tampering and obstruction. Prosecutors initially recommended that he be sentenced to seven to nine years in prison. But the Justice Department which is headed by bar intervened to reduce the sentence following criticisms from trump. The president called the initial sentence recommendation an insult to the country but the recommendation was ridiculous. I thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous and I look at others. That haven't been prosecuted or I know where it is now but when you see that I thought it was an insult to our country and it shouldn't happen and we'll see what what goes on there but that was a that was a horrible aberration. These are the I guess. The same muller people put everybody through hell and I think it's a disgrace. The Justice Department's interference has been widely controversial and received more backlash on Tuesday when the president commuted the prison sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich while also announcing orden's for seven others former federal prosecutor. Juliet Sorensen told the Associated Press that? Trump's clemencies are sending an inconsistent message. Nobody's disagreeing that. It's Daddy did in the president's power to issue these pardons and commutations. It certainly is I think the question is whether or not there is a compelling basis for doing so. They don't seem to individuals to whom society has dealt unfair hand They don't seem should be convicted of crimes where there is increasing consensus. That insist were unjust. Or especially punitive
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Side right bro WGN news cook county sheriff Tom dart telling WGN's row conduct there's no doubt in his mind that will go a **** was properly tried and convicted just cases been not just tried from the jury it's been through virtually every appellate level possible and examine re exam to see if there is anything wrong with the prosecution any flaws in it if it was a over aggressive prosecutor the judgment of her all the stuff was analyzed and they also know this was appropriate start adding that the recent commutations and pardons issued by president trump send the wrong message bear Lightfoot says don't expect to see her asking for help from former governor rod Blagojevich anytime soon of the things that are going on in the city the needs that are great what our residents need dealing with Rob Roy which doesn't even make the list the mayor says the difference between blood going venture many others getting out of prison is that they accept responsibility for the crimes they've committed a renewed call for criminal justice reform in the wake of the recent pardons and commutations of sentences by president trump Chicago alderman Brendon Riley telling WGN throw conduct gang members have figured out a way to take advantage of the reforms in that changes are needed kids that are committing crimes with guns he to face some consequences doesn't mean you put him in jail for life but you need to make sure that kids now you commit any crime with a gun with you pull the trigger not severe consequences for that not a slap on the wrist a Bologna sandwich and a ride home to mom the president is named his ambassador to Germany Richard from now to become the acting director of national intelligence A. B. C.'s Andy field tells us members of Congress are questioning the appointment because of the ambassadors lack of intelligence community experience the president can appoint Richard Grinnell as his national intelligence acting director.
Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release
"Former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich had nothing but praise for president trump who commuted his federal prison sentence this week in a twenty minute long statement outside of his home former Illinois governor rod will go away that said the president didn't have to commute his sentence president trump is a man who is tough and outspoken but he also has a kind heart you also use of trump terminology when discussing his own political battles I would allow that's one up in Springfield and my fellow Democrats down there we just want to raise taxes on the working people to raise their taxes they did governor said if he's allowed to he would vote for trump this fall
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Right bro WGN news cook county sheriff Tom dart telling WGN's row conduct there's no doubt in his mind that bill going which was properly tried and convicted just cases been not just tried from the jury it's been through personally every appellate level possible and examine re exam to see if there is anything wrong with the prosecution any flaws in it if it was a over aggressive prosecutor the judgment of her all the stuff was analyzed and they also know this was appropriate start adding that the recent commutations and pardons issued by president trump send the wrong message bear Lightfoot says don't expect to see her asking for help from former governor rod Blagojevich anytime soon of the things that are going on in the city the needs that are great what our residents need dealing with Rob Roy which doesn't even make the list the mayor says the difference between black boy which many others getting out of prison is that they accept responsibility for the crime they've committed a renewed call for criminal justice reform in the wake of the recent pardons and commutations of sentences by president trump Chicago alderman Brendon Riley telling WGN throw conduct gang members have figured out a way to take advantage of the reforms in that changes are needed kids that are committing crimes with guns you to face the consequences doesn't mean you put him in jail for life but you need to make sure that kids now you commit any crime with a gun with you pull the trigger not severe consequences for that not a slap on the wrist a Bologna sandwich and a ride home to mom the president is named as ambassador to Germany Richard from now to become the acting director of national intelligence A. B. C.'s Andy field tells us members of Congress are questioning the appointment because of the ambassadors lack of intelligence community experience the president can appoint Richard Grinnell as his national intelligence acting director.
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Mayor Rendell calls it a terrible evening that will be remembered with sadness for a long long time to go former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich making a statement to the media outside of his north side home for the first time since his fourteen year federal prison sentence for corruption was commuted more from WGN's Ryan borough former governor rod Blagojevich came down from the front steps of his home shaking hands with supporters and smiling also bleeding from a cut on his chin and a long time since I came with a razor locally that should not apologizing for the corruption scandal that netted him a fourteen year federal prison sentence I'm returning home today from a long exile a free political prisoners he called his conviction persecution parading as prosecution the democratic governor was also thankful to president trump for commuting his sentence on the north side right bro WGN news cook county sheriff Tom dart telling WGN's roe Conn that there's no doubt in his mind that bill going which was properly tried and convicted just cases been not just tried from the jury it's been turned personally every appellate level possible and examine re exam to see if there is anything wrong with the prosecution any flaws in it if it was a over aggressive prosecutor the judgment of her all the stuff was analyzed and they also know this was appropriate start adding that the recent commutations and pardons issued by president trump send the wrong message bear Lightfoot says don't expect to see her asking for help from former governor rod Blagojevich anytime soon of the things that are going on in the city the needs that are great what residents need dealing with Rob Roy which doesn't even make the list the mayor says the difference between blood going venture many others getting out of prison is that they accept responsibility for the crime they've committed a renewed call for criminal justice reform in the wake of the recent pardons and commutations of sentences by president trump Chicago alderman Brendon Riley telling WGN throw conduct gang members have figured out a way to take advantage of the reforms in that changes are needed kids that are committing crimes with guns you to face some consequences doesn't mean you put him in jail for life but you need to make sure that kids now you commit any crime with a gun with you pull the trigger not severe consequences for that not a slap on the wrist a Bologna sandwich and a ride home to mom the president is named as ambassador to Germany Richard from now to become the acting director of national intelligence A. B. C.'s Andy field tells us members of Congress are questioning the appointment because of the ambassadors lack of intelligence community experience the president can appoint Richard Grinnell as his national intelligence acting director.
Trump commutes Blagojevich's sentence and grants clemency to 10 others
"President trump goes on a commuting Sri this week lifting the sentence of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich and ten
Chelsea Handler mocked after incorrectly suggesting President Trump only pardoned white people
"Home it would Chelsea handler tweeted something out of course he's an idiot and which she said was dead wrong but you could at any way you can I tell the people from the place for all of doctor missing comedian Chelsea handler made a bold assumption after president either yeah I'm sorry the color yeah your name I'm not I'm never never get anything that she's done but I did left one time so they could picture but hello made a bold assumption after president Donald Trump granted clemency to let people on Tuesday suggesting her social media followers and notice what color all the criminals are the him herself appears not to have right past the headlines in the twittersphere was happy to lighten her as the fact there was quite a bit of diversity in the group of people who received either partner computation percent so the president earlier in the day and president trump issued pardons to seven individuals and commuted the sentences of four others on Tuesday and several of the more high profile even controversial at the media and turn highlighted the release of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich and the pardons a former New York City Mick police commissioner Bernard Kerik financier Michael Milken and a former San Francisco forty Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo junior of all the notable names dominated the presses one critic accuse president trump of granting favors to crooks with his executive actions as CNN's Chris Cuomo tweeted president trump just pardoned only elites several outlets took the time to reveal all of the people who were soon either reunite with their families or have the records wiped clean thank the president evidently miss Taylor did not read any such coverage well our president exonerates criminals and releases them from jail notice what color they all are handler tweeted apparently ignored the fact the number of women of color were pardoned or freed thinks president trump's actions on Tuesday I've noticed a lot of them are black what you trying to say Chelsea replied conservative writer and media analyst mark dice a director and producer Robbie Starbuck took the time to educate him the further between pictures of three of the women impacted with the message Chelsea this is the anti Stanton tiny cell and crystal Yost over granted committed sentences or a full pardon heated eleven commutations or pardons today at eleven seven looked white account and whites account for seventy seven percent of the population your those are tweeting have Chelsea handler Chris Cuomo apologize for their feigned outrage after getting if you're getting it wrong our own troops we put at real dollar from here just of the mid season real dollar terms pardons and commutations do you think they've done that innocent
Trump commutes Blagojevich's sentence
"Today former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich one of eleven white collar criminals to receive clemency yesterday from the president was released from prison today CBS news Natalie brand reports former Illinois governor rod look way that his back home in Chicago after president trump commuted reason sentence on Tuesday your supporters I say we ship them I love them I'm grateful to the Democrat who was once a contestant on Mr trump's celebrity apprentice was convicted in twenty eleven of trying to sell then president Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat book wave it was sentenced to fourteen years in prison the survey years in jail is a long time to go many people disagree with this Natalie brand CBS
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WGN Radio
"More today from former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich former governor rod Blagojevich came down from the front steps of his home shaking hands with supporters and smiling also bleeding from a cut on his chin and a long time since I came with a the boy that's not apologizing for the corruption scandal that netted him a fourteen year federal prison sentence I'm returning home today from a long exile a free political prisoners he called his conviction persecution parading as prosecution the democratic governor was also thankful to president trump for commuting his sentence how much trouble cracked on the north side right bro WGN news following the former governors press conference illinois' current governor Jeb JB Pritzker delivered his but state budget address today governor Pritzker says his office is working with lawmakers on a Chicago casino that will help fund projects throughout the state I hope you all will join me in supporting these legislative efforts when they come before the General Assembly this session light but says she had fruitful discussions about the casino bill when she was in Springfield yesterday she says there's just one main sticking point we're trying to make sure that we change the track structure ought to make all the new casinos have been authorized a last year economically viable the governor's budget also includes more money for DCFS and education your life but also introduced an ordinance of the city council meeting today cracking down on the online sale of alcohol and bottled water she was Chicago and to get those beverages shipped to their door to pay the same amount of taxes people who buy them in city stores Chicago has had a five cent per bottle tax some bottled water for more than a decade the Pentagon is it giving many details about the reported resignation of undersecretary of defense for policy John rood spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman says president trump has the right to put together the team he wants John had the opportunity to serve in a senior position in the department for three years as it a pointy of the president but the president can make a decision to go a different direction I tweet for the president bank rude and wished him well the Harvey Weinstein jury once your graphic testimony from accuser Miriam Haley during day two of deliberations jurors asked for transcripts about Hayley being assaulted by wind speed in two thousand six they also requested emails exchanged between the two and emails winds dean sent to other people discussing Haley the movie producer argues all sexual encounters were consensual a man is recovering after he was shot and wounded in a drive by shooting on the Dan Ryan this morning it happened near the forty seventh street exit police say someone in the silver colored S. U. V. opened fire on the victim he was treated and released WGN sports here's Kevin Powell thank you Kim tight end was a position of need the bears I had to address this offseason according to NFL network they've added Dimitris heresy six year veteran agreeing on a one year deal Harrison met now you spend time together while both were with the chiefs Blackhawks know they need to start string and some Owens together as they said eight points out of the wild card hanging heading into the match up with the Rangers of Patrick Kane and.
Chicago: Blago holds court, gives dramatic account of life behind bars, declares he’s a ‘Trump-o-crat’
"Former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich met the media outside of his ravens would manner home this morning the day after president trump commuted his prison sentence president trump is a man who is tough and outspoken but he also has a kind heart and this is an act of kindness and I also believe it's the beginning of the process to do actually turning justice into a justice in the wake of his release after eight years served on corruption charges blog vowed to work to reform what he called a broken criminal justice
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Restaurants news I'm rich Dennison former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich today thanking president trump for commuting his prison sentence you probably thank someone who's giving you back the freedom that was stolen from you you didn't have to do this we'll go it would serve eight years of a fourteen year sentence for his conviction on political corruption charges more than three hundred Americans are back in the U. S. after spending two weeks quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan over coronavirus concerns Dr Anthony found you with the national institutes for health says the evacuates face another quarantine at U. S. military bases we wanted to get them back safely in a way that we could isolate them on the trip back which was successfully done more than two thousand people have died in China from the corona virus NASCAR driver Ryan Newman released from hospital today after treatment for injuries he sustained in a crash at the end of Monday's Daytona five hundred is listening to fox news I'm Laurin Sydney and this is the fox business report all Wall Street major averages are higher in the final hour of trading with the nasdaq and S. and P. five hundred hitting all time highs despite corona virus concerns a lot of investors are not parking their money on the sidelines in fact Mike Murphy at rose cliff capital says I think there's more money coming off the sidelines and into the market so any sort of pull back you see in the markets your thing money come in apple announced a bad quarter guided everything down it was down to percent on the day and it's made it all back in less than twenty four hours there's money out there looking to find a home among the gainers tech companies with apple leading the charge it shares are up over one and a half percent and nvidia shares topping three hundred dollars for the first time ever the chip maker is on track for a record close after burns dean analysts had a change of heart and stop being a hold out on the stock raising his price target to three hundred and sixty Bucks that your fox business report I'm very Barsky invested in you Lara Logan is back and she's exclusively on fox nation with an unflinching look at the border crisis what I care about is one thing the truth and she's taking on the mainstream media tackling the issues that matter to America one story at a time this is Mike for no bias no nonsense Lara Logan has no which gendai the must see docu series is available now only on fox nation start your free trial at fox so here's a story about the restaurant called Roy's it's a place you can talk about a lot of noise come on and is what they say have a seat the joy of stats while you're here have something to eat Royce has food at target cowboys said about the brisket burgers the girl said burger brisket bring in capital I was so happy he decided to saying is there's a to see Roy Rogers cheese burger to start but the Smithfield brisket onion set it apart on this a tangy barbecue sauce is been spread all sandwiched between two slices sour dough bread they enjoy their meal and stay for awhile and Roy being families kind of their stuff anyway hope to see.
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Governor rod Blagojevich today thanking president trump for commuting his prison sentence you probably thank someone who's giving it back the freedom that was stolen from you you didn't have to do this we'll go it would serve eight years of a fourteen year sentence for his conviction on political corruption charges more than three hundred Americans are back in the U. S. after spending two weeks quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan over coronavirus concerns Dr Anthony found you with the national institutes for health says the evacuates face another quarantine at U. S. military bases so we wanted to get them back safely in a way that we could isolate them on the trip back which was successfully done more than two thousand people have died in China from the corona virus NASCAR driver Ryan Newman released from the hospital today after treatment for injuries he sustained in a crash at the end of Monday's Daytona five hundred Erica is listening to fox news let's talk for a minute about stock market volatility hi Rick Adelman here you can expect to see market volatility but don't let it frighten you out of your investment and retirement accounts now I'm not making light of volatility we get it it's unsettling but volatility is really simply a routine part of long term investing and the best way for you to avoid stock market volatility don't have all your money in stocks that's why here that woman financial engines were careful to give our clients highly diversified portfolios placing only a portion of assets into stocks this helps give you the confidence that stock market volatility is really nothing to get concerned about we've been helping thousands of clients.
Blagojevich makes a statement outside his Chicago home
"Former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich makes a statement outside of Chicago home
President Trump pardons former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
"The issue is former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich he was freed from prison after he was granted they commuted sends by president trump and yes yes yes yes I know this was not a presidential pardon he was commuted there is a difference pardon means basically you're absolved of all crimes you get to go Scot free that's a pardon whether it's done by a president or or governor etcetera being commuted means it's just changing the type of punishment you still guilty but your charge less for example in again this is not applied to Broadway bridge which is to just to be clear it's like if you were given the death penalty and the president commutes you're sentenced to a life sentence you still guilty is still in prison but the penalty was in essence reduced that was the case for Robert boy **** the former governor of Illinois was serving a fourteen year prison sentence for taking bribes back in two thousand nine to sell the Illinois Senate seat that was vacated by Barack Obama the blood going which is the governor Obama wins the presidency back in two thousand eight Senate seats open the steel line from Scott Walker when he became governor Robert go age it's basically just said Hey this seat is open for business my friends actually he didn't say that you don't he said I have the core here he basically said and I have to believe myself out I've got this thing and it's a bleep in golden ticket after all it is the Chicago way this is how politics is done in Illinois well he was caught and he was caught rabbit my goodness you thought OJ was guilty as sin you thought the evidence was overwhelming there I I I can't think of anything more cut and dry then look away which is guilt no one denies he was guilty but it was sentenced to fourteen years in prison spend behind bars since two thousand eleven until yesterday president trump basically we descends letting go Scot free
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"News continues on this nineteenth day of Feb you worry and former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich got to spend the night at home he returned to his Illinois home hours after his sentence for political corruption was commuted by president trump reporters and onlookers were on hand as he now silver haired blue boy which left the gates of the federal corrections institution south of Danbury serve more than eight years of a fourteen year term for crimes that included seeking to sell an appointment to Barack Obama's former Senate seat and trying to shake down at children's hospital president trump confirming he commuted the sentence after seeing blood boy that his wife on TV yes we have this he's along I watch his wife I don't know very well I he was on the apprentice years ago like a very nice person is a long many people disagree democratic again it was a prosecution very far from his they're growing they're going father they'll be able to go back home with his family after serving that was a tremendously powerful Patricia blue boy which has been a regular on fox news he made the case as to why your husband should be pardoned the Democrat as you heard at president trump say was also a contestant briefly on.
Chicago: Rod Blagojevich Expresses ‘Everlasting Gratitude’ To President Trump After Being Released From Prison
"News former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich says he has everlasting gratitude for president trump for commuting his prison sentence logo adventure served as seven years of a fourteen year sentence on corruption charges including trying to sell Barack Obama's old U. S. Senate
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Past the hour America's first news continues on this nineteenth day of February and former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich got to spend the night at home he returned to his Illinois home hours after his sentence for political corruption was commuted by president trump reporters and onlookers were on hand as the now silver haired blue boy which left the gates of the federal corrections institution south of Denver you serve more than eight years of a fourteen year term for crimes that included seeking to sell an appointment to Barack Obama's former Senate seat in trying to shake down at children's hospital president trump confirming he commuted the sentence after single going which is wife on TV yes we have a sense of pride he served eight years in jail a long time and I watched his wife on television I don't know it very well outlook dot who's on first read this years ago seems like a very nice person don't know about the here's a is a long time to go many people disagree with this this is a Democrat he's not a Republican it was a prosecution by the same people called me for the same very far from his children they're growing older they're going they rarely get to see their father outside of it before I saw that and I did instead we'll be able to go back home with his family after serving eight years in jail that was a tremendously powerful it was set in my opinion Patricia.
Eye Opener: Trump pardons disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
"Former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is waking up at home a day after president trump commuted is fourteen year prison sentence for trying to sell Barack Obama's former Senate seat I can't Mr trump pardon the former junk bond king an X. and Y. P. D. commissioner friend of Rudy Giuliani's and the former owner of the forty Niners Loyola University law professor Jessica Levinson I think this bodes very well for people like man afford stone in full and I think they're looking at the present he's using his partner thorny very broadly he has extremely broad discretion to use that authority he's absolutely exercising it
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Dave mapping clay former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich has been released from a federal prison in Colorado his sentence for political corruption was commuted by president trump after book wave it serve more than eight years behind bars he spoke to reporters after his release when you're in a place that I was for long as I was you discipline yourself in your mind and you you don't let yourself think about the things that you really want to think about it because it's it's makes it harder and so I never really let myself to those kind of thoughts about what it might be like if I had to do was able to get back home we'll go if it should Democrats was convicted of crimes that included trying to sell an appointment to former president Obama's Illinois Senate seat trump also pardoned former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik one time wallstreet financier Michael Milken and offered clemency to seven others jury deliberations continue today in New York City in the rape and sexual assault trial of former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein here's NPR's rose Friedman the judge told the jury that it's up to them to decide which witnesses were telling the truth you apply the same common sense in the jury room that you were called on to apply throughout the rest of your life he told them these twelve people will have to decide on the guilt or innocence of Harvey Weinstein who's charged with five counts of rape and assault relating to two women charges he denies if convicted he could face up to life in prison this is NPR news from Washington six of the democratic presidential candidates will be facing off tonight in Nevada three days before the state's caucuses among those who will be on the debate stage as former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg who's been focusing on states involved in next month's super Tuesday contests a trial is under way in a federal court in Pennsylvania involving election security issues some of the arguments of focused on whether voting machines violate a settlement among states and former Green Party candidate Jill Stein Emily privity with member station W. I. T. F. says the case stems from one of Stein's twenty sixteen recount efforts Pennsylvania agreed to transition to voter verifiable paper ballots by twenty twenty as part of that the state certified multiple voting machines as options for its sixty seven counties but Stein's lawyers claim at least one device violates their settlement because it relies on a bar code critics say is particularly vulnerable to tampering and voters can't verify if the code reflects their selections the machines being used by about one five voters in the state living in three counties including Philadelphia the device also has been certified in at least half a dozen other states and other voting systems share some of the contested characteristics for NPR news anomaly property in Philadelphia Japan says another seventy nine passengers aboard the quarantine diamond princess cruise ship have tested positive for the corona virus I'm David Mattingly in Washington and I'm Richard Hage on WNYC in New York it's five thirty three since January's bell reforms went into effect law enforcement groups have been pushing for a legislative roll back in W. N. Y. C.'s George Joseph reports that behind the scenes the Bailey industry's been fighting for.
Trump grants clemency to 11 convicts, including Rod Blagojevich
"President trump goes on a clemency blitz president trump granted clemency to eleven people convicted of federal crimes pardoning seven of them and commuting the sentence of four others including former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich he was convicted of trying to sell president Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder yes we have commuted the sentence of rod he served eight years in jail W. BDM reporter Steve Miller fourteen year prison sentence was for corruption conviction including allegations he sold the U. S. Senate seat notoriously saying I've got this thing in its bleeping golden he was impeached removed from office in two thousand nine and twenty ten he was on celebrity apprentice where the star was Donald Trump himself in twenty twelve you went to federal prison on full partners were given the former junk bond king Michael Milken former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former San Francisco forty Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo
Chicago: Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich Home From Prison
"New York or Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is a free man this morning after president trump commuted his fourteen year prison sentence for political corruption president's latest intervention in the justice system as he faces growing criticism for weighing in on the cases of
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Governor rod Blagojevich is a free man after president trump cut short his fourteen year prison term over political corruption America's was named the fox news now here's your storm team ten forecast touchy clouds early Wednesday becoming mostly sunny breezy west northwest winds could gust over thirty miles an hour times with highs in the low forties turning colder overnight temperatures down the low twenties by Thursday morning partly sunny Briskin cool on Thursday a high of thirty two sunshine still cold Friday with highs again in the low thirties I'm stormteam ten meter all just mark sorrels on newsradio nine twenty and one of four seven of them yes she comes in to talk to George nori call the wildcard line at eight one eight five zero one four one zero nine the first time caller line is eight one eight five zero one four seven two one to talk tool free from east of the Rockies call eight hundred eight two five five zero three three from west of the Rockies toll free call eight hundred six one eight eight two five five to reach George via Skype use Skype name George nine seven three one three seven Georgia text message anytime at eight one eight two nine eight six five two one from the city of angels this is coast to coast AM with George Noory next hour Paul Wallace joins us as we go live down under to Australia his work is called escaping for meat and as he talks about who created us god.
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on KOMO
"Is chosen not to the justice system too often will the sentence remember some physicians have no accountability really want former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is back in Chicago tonight less than twenty four hours after president trump commuted his fourteen year prison sentence he told reporters in Denver that he is grateful to the president will speak more in his release tomorrow the boy which was removed from office for corruption and was convicted months after appearing on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice is making a president from right now he is on the first leg of forty trip to western U. S. landed in Vegas a short time ago after attending a fund raiser in Beverly hills today he also met with the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic committee which is preparing for the twenty twenty eight summer Olympics during his trip the president is expected to stay in his private hotel in Las Vegas hold the campaign rally the Vegas convention center Friday then travel to other campaign rallies fundraisers and events throughout California Nevada Arizona and Colorado then we'll live look at the Las Vegas Strip the democratic presidential candidates that is for president have descended on the data before tomorrow night's debate at the Paris theatre for the first time the candidates will go head to head with Michael Bloomberg who qualified just before the deadline and he's expected to be a big target his rivals of blasted Bloomberg for spending more than three hundred eighty million dollars of his own money on ads and about a caucus just four days away early voting ended a short time ago voters could fill out a paper ballot marking their top three to five candidates those votes will be combined with an person votes.
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Attorney General bill Barr is considering stepping down over president trump's tweets the justice department calls that fake news I DO J. spokesperson just tweeted that bar has no plans to resign boxes trace Gallagher democratic senator Chris Murphy confirms he met with Iran's foreign minister during this week's Munich security conference secretary of state Mike Pompeii issuing this warning I don't know what they said I hope they were reinforcing America's foreign policy not their own senator Murphy says he's not conducting foreign policy but says it's dangerous not to talk to adversaries and former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is a free man after president trump cut short his fourteen year prison term over political corruption America's listening to fox news inspiration and the ad council known relationship between what we call the unconscious psyche and what we call matter a mystery with which psychosomatic medicine endeavors to grapple in studying this still undefined and unexplained connection it may prove to be the psyche and matter actually the same phenomena one observer from within I think either from without doctor you don't put forward a new concept called in.
Trump grants clemency to 11 convicts, including Rod Blagojevich
"President trump goes on a clemency blitz president trump granted clemency to eleven people convicted of federal crimes pardoning seven of them and commuting the sentence of four others including former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich he was convicted of trying to sell president Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder yes we have computers the sense of rod he served eight years in jail WBBM reporter Steve Miller fourteen year prison sentence was for corruption conviction including allegations he sold the U. S. Senate seat notoriously saying I've got this thing in its bleeping golden he was impeached removed from office in two thousand nine and twenty ten he was on celebrity apprentice where the star was Donald Trump himself in twenty twelve you went to federal prison full pardons were given the former junk bond king Michael Milken former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former San Francisco forty Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo junior I'm Jim
A Complete List of Trump’s Pardons and Commutations
"Today. Donald Trump continued his full on assault. On the rule of law pardoning and commuting the sentences of several high profile criminals he notably included former Illinois governor. Rod Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat vacated because he was elected president in exchange for campaign contributions. Begovic had served eight years of a fourteen year prison sentence. You may also remember the governor from the apprentice where he messed up the Harry Potter Challenge and got fired Donald Trump. We'll technically by the apprentice producers today the President Communities Sentence Response Members of the Illinois House Republican delegation released a saying quote. We're disappointed by the president's commutation of Robert Mugabe of federal sentence. Begovic is the face of public corruption in Illinois. And not once has he shown any remorse for his clear undocumented. Record of egregious crimes that undermined the trust placed in him by the voters. Nbc News Correspondent. Tom Winter reminds us are eating. A jury found him guilty of trying to extort the CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital for a donation in exchange for increasing the payments to doctors. Who took care of Specialty Care Kids? Oh but Donald Trump was not done there he also pardoned former New York police department. Commissioner Bernard Kerik pleaded guilty to eight felony charges including tax fraud and lying to White House officials. Carrick was nominated by George W Bush to be the Secretary of Homeland Security before withdrawing that nomination just a week later. The judge gave a longer sentence than agreed to the plea deal saying quote. I think the damage caused by Mr Carrick is in some ways. Immeasurable trump also pardoned bond. Trader Michael Milkin. So guy considered to be the face of insider trading in the nineteen eighty S. Milton was originally charged with ninety eight. Federal counts including racketeering. He pleaded guilty to six felony charges of securities fraud conspiracy. He was sentenced to ten years in prison. He also paid six hundred million dollars in fines and restitution at sentencing. The judge said quote when a man of your power in the financial world repeatedly conspires to violate and violate securities and tax laws in order to achieve more power and wealth for himself and his wealthy clients. A significant president prison term is required in order to deter others others receive clemency from trump today glued former San Francisco Forty niners owner Edward debartolo junior. Who pleaded guilty in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight two concealing an extortion attempt involving the governor of Louisiana David Savvy and the former Bush administration official who was sentenced to a year in prison for lying about his association with Jack? Abramov June grown the owner of a Mental Health Care Company. Who was serving a thirty five year prison sentence for running? A two hundred. Five million dollar Medicare fraud scheme to be clear. This is the president who spent the last six months arguing. He so pose corruption. He had to make sure. Ukrainian president was to by withholding credit grudgingly approved military aid unless you launch fake investigation into the Biden's and route around Kremlin source conspiracy theory tourist findings but somehow this group of liars an extortionist and swindlers is the group of people. Trump felt deserve clemency. Maybe it's just a coincidence. That trump is pardoning these felons as the sentencing yet. Another one of his criminal pals looms earlier today. Trump tweeted about the judge in the trial of his longtime friend and advisor. Roger Stone suggesting stone deserved a new trial. Not long after the judge ruled stone. Sentencing hearing we'll go on that's planned on Thursday. Although she did say Roger. Stone's sentence will not begin until after she rules on his request for a new trial. Trump's interference with the stone cases. Troubled the Federal Judges Association so much that they called an emergency meeting tomorrow to address it and joining me now. For more on the president's pardoning spree. Today's Walter Dellinger. He was formerly formerly the acting. Solicitor General and also the head of the office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice under president. Bill Clinton Mr Dellinger. What do these pardons say to you as somebody who worked in in at high levels in justice in the United States? Well I think the show that we're really at the at the end of being a country that believes in equal justice under law there was no process to see how these crimes and these sentences compared with others who remain in prison. It's the president's own whim when a president acts by Wim and says he did of the Goya Vich. I wanted wife on television that that is an assault on the rule of law. But it goes much deeper than that. This is part of a three pronged assault on low as we know it. It involves threats of criminal prosecution of political opponents. Those investigate you. It involves promises that the president will intervene on behalf of those who commit crimes on his behalf and it. The third leg of this assault is his attack on judges and jurors in cases in which he's involved there is there's a banana republic aspect to it as you said that if you're friends with the president or on his TV show you get a pardon no matter what you've done and if you cross him in any way you might end up being prosecuted and we know that William Bar doesn't seem to be opposed to doing that but they're also does seem to be kind of a sort of Ross statement of power that Donald Trump is saying that if you commit these particular kinds of crimes that are against the Public. Trust that our financial in nature that are about corruption when he himself was impeached for corruption. It almost as sort of I don't know it almost feels like a message about that too about the fact that he's saying no no. I'm going to use of dive into corruption and revel in it. That's a good point Jordan. He treats he treats very high status people as if they're high status is a mitigation of their crops. When in fact it is an exacerbation that makes him so much worse. When you're a privileged person take for example. The fact that he has intervened on behalf of someone who was this got to be the national security adviser and lied about an investigation not just any investigation an investigation into a foreign military powers intervention. Our election. He intervened on behalf of someone who has been a prominent associated with President. Said is Roger Stone Who who committed five categories of lies and engaged in what the first department memo said was a relentless multi year attempt to again and obstruct justice in terms of an investigation into the corruption and the election and then finally the sympathy for someone. Who had the Honora being governor of one of our largest states? And who is thoroughly corrupt? And who sold a position in the United States Senate? Now that's he treats those because high status people as mitigation of their crops. And would it surprise you if the after to the things that Donald Trump does as well when it surprised if he's setting up there's been a lot of questions about whether he might try to part himself like if he's ever found to have committed some crime and that would certainly make himself the biggest part of the mall. I think he would undoubtedly attempt to pardon himself and everyone around him. He certainly let it be known that if a if he's re-elected or or even in the period after he was defeated he is GonNa take care of Of of everyone he knows including himself. I think the courts would reject hisself pardon but you know no presents ever tried that before so we can't be sure and the way in which he he seems to revel in the fact that he could take someone like sheriff. Joe Arpaio a law enforcement officer who is targeting Latinos for harassment and using the power of the police deliberately against a minority group and he pardoned him of criminal contempt of court that the way in which he plays with this. I think Dolly Elliptic who some times on this show referred to the `constitutionalisation of narcissism is what we face in this country. Yeah IT DONALD. Trump wants credit of also doing first step back kinds of criminal justice reform. He wants credit for that. But but do you sense in the pardons that he's doing especially today that the real message here is his own power right that he's essentially saying if you're powerful and you're my friend that is actually how you get a justice not by being somebody who was falsely accused of a crime or got too long of a sentence for having marijuana or something like that. That's why there's absolutely the absolute absence of any sense that the people pardoned held they compared with the culpability and the sentences of the tens and tens of thousands who remain in federal prison. The idea that he can act on on Mir welcome. I think something we've never seen the president before you know. Some people are going to raise the a Bill Clinton's pardon of financier and fugitive Bark Rich. And that was the worst thing. Bill Clinton did in eight years and an office is unjustified pardon but Donald Trump is taking it to a very different level where he's using the levers of the of the power of his office in order to corrupt law threatening opponents rewarding those who would commit crimes on his behalf going after judges and jurors in. I don't know where we go from here. I think we two thousand former prosecutors not just signed a letter but perhaps to think about blocking the willing to be arrested blocking the entrance of the Justice Department out. You have to use your imagination where we go from here Walter Dellinger. Thank you very much really appreciate your time and joining me now. For more. On the president's pardoning Spree Matthew Miller former chief spokesperson for the Department of Justice who's down MSNBC Justice analyst and Betsy Woodruff Swan Politics reporter at the daily beast and she's also an MSNBC contributor. So let's talk about sort of where where he could go from here and where and what it means and I'll start with where he could go from here. Betsy because is there any reporting on how much more of this because it does appear that there is a pattern? Somebody is either you know his friend or was on the apprentice goes on Fox News and pleads for his help he immediately responds to his friends and gives them a pardon. Who's who might be next on the list. I spent the afternoon talking to people who identify or describe themselves as allies of Roger Stone and they said that they saw the spate of clemencies that came down today as very comforting to them. Because they believe it's a signal. The President is sending that Roger. Stone may be next in line for this type of executive action. I thought your use of the phrase Banana Republic was really interesting because a federal judge. Us that exact same phrase in a transcript that was recently released from a closed door hearing regarding the investigation. That's now closed into Andrew McCabe and the judge literally said that the fact that trump was tweeting about McCabe so often the fact that he appeared to be interfering in that process created the appearance of a Banana Republic. So the thing to keep an eye on both the president of course granting clemency to people who he views as his political allies in part because he sees them on Fox News and the inverse of that which is the president encouraging DOJ to weaponize itself against people who he sees as his foes. And I'm glad also that Mister Diligent Joe Arpaio because they're also sort of symbolic arden's of people who are hurting the People Donald Trump's base wants to see hurt.
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"A few minutes of the show on this on Tuesday February eighteen big story today president trump announced that he commuted former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is fourteen year prison sentence for extortion bribery and corruption as well as issuing full pardons for former San Francisco forty Niners owner Edward DeBartolo junior and former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik here's the backstory on blood go a bench who was a former contestant on trump's celebrity apprentice sure that had nothing to do with the IRA commuting of a sentence he attempted to exchange an appointment to Bahakel promise Senate seat for campaign contributions after the two thousand eight presidential election on one recording he said quote I've got this thing and it's F. being golden and I'm just not giving it up for having nothing once that you want something in return for the Senate seat C. says this on tape because that's how democracy gas right exactly how it works the Illinois legislature impeached and removed will go a **** you remember is a Democrat for abuse of power and corruption in two thousand nine he was found guilty of seventeen charges in two thousand eleven blue gray **** first ask the president commute a sentence in twenty eighteen trump in twenty nineteen said he was considering the commute claiming the governor was quote treated unbelievably unfairly by federal prosecutors me really back it up with any evidence that they treated them unfairly aside from the fact that he got a decent size sends a fourteen year prison sentence but also again among other things he tried to get something in return for a Senate seat the Illinois U. G. O. P. Illinois Republicans urged trump not to grant clemency saying in a letter that it would send a damaging message on your efforts to root out public corruption in our government well going which was eight years into his sentence now to some of the others the Barlow was convicted gambling fraud in nineteen ninety eight and character the head of the NYPD during the September eleventh attacks pleaded guilty to tax fraud to much other charges in two thousand nine he serve more than three years in prison couple of points especially when it comes to rod logo a **** his sentence was an extreme he actually campaigned as an ethics reformer and then what he did was he added to himself to the long list of corrupt politicians in Illinois any did it in stunning fashion with the recordings where he's saying look this Senate seat it's freakin golden I'm not just handing it out to anybody I want something for was about sending a message can't do that I thought this one Twitter account that I follow made a great point the person said how does the excessive sentence for rod will go a bit should Democrats handed down during the Obama administration support the claim that the justice department is biased against conservatives the the very sentence the very prosecution the trump is saying was excessive unfair that was a Democrat that received that sends a Democrat the face that prosecution and it happened during the Obama administration and there are thousands of people behind bars who deserve pardons or commutations who don't have famous friends who don't have relatives that have connections to the White House what about them president instead of pardoning these swampy people who were convicted on all kinds of different charges related to corruption how bout pardoning more non violent drug offenders serving insane prison sentences he's done it the past little push from Kim Kardashian that's what he should be focused on with pardons and commutations not Ron will go a virtue served as one of illinois' most corrupt governors and then was a contestant on trump's celebrity apprentice it's it's it's hard to square the fact that president trump claims he's on a crusade against corruption was in that what the whole Ukraine story was about you were trying to root out corruption that's why he was focused on Beres Maya and hunter Biden and Jill Biden that's what you heard from Republicans he's trying to fight corruption is trying to fight corruption and then you commute the sentence of a corrupt former governor right to sell to people like the Barlow junior and Bernie Kerik cannot it doesn't square up now on.
Trump pardons junk bond king Michael Milken
"President trump pardoning nearly a dozen high profile convicted criminals including a man known as the junk bond king Michael Milken who pleaded guilty to violating US securities laws the president also commuting the sentence of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich yesterday years in jail is a long time to go many people disagree with this this is a Democrat he's not a Republican Google image was convicted of corruption accused of trying to sell former president Obama
Trump pardons ex-'junk bond king' Milken, commutes Blagojevich sentence
"President trump is granting executive clemency to several high profile people convicted of crimes such as bribery and insider trading he's decided to fully pardon junk bond king Michael Milken and trump's commuting former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich is prison sentence allowing him to walk free at least four years earlier than expected and peers Asia Roscoe has more on that president trump says he commuted the sentence a former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich because he felt he had spent enough time in prison look what you've it's has been behind bars since twenty twelve after he was convicted on corruption charges related to his attempts to sell the Senate seat of then president Barack Obama also pardoned former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik and former NFL owner Edward DeBartolo junior you know often times pretty much all the time I really realized the recommendations of people that them other public figures pardon by trump in the past include former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and conservative commentator Dinesh d'souza ice Roscoe NPR news
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on AP News
"There's former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich with served 8 years of a 14 year prison term for political corruption that was a tremendously powerful ridiculous sentence in my opinion former New York police commissioner who served time for tax fraud and lying to the White House in a financier who broke federal securities laws we have Bertie care we have Mike Milken and except for Cisco 40 Niners owner Eddie DeBartolo junior who was involved in a gambling scandal Jerry rice was on the Superbowl teams DeBartolo help to build a and it was here when the pardon was announced today is a great day bye soccer mad Connie at the White House
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Rain but the impulse I just a bit slow sixteen minutes from ninety fifth there is mid day road work on I eighty east at Gallagher but everything else looks good more let go WGN traffic central the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center increasing sunshine through the day today breezy will be in the mid thirties for a high down to fourteen tonight and then tomorrow increasing cloudiness Tilly hive twenty four thirty five right now and here midway thirty six it's thirty six at Oaklawn and thirty six degrees at Chicago's lakefront ABC news is reporting former governor rod Blagojevich will have his sentence commuted by president trump the garbage has been in prison for since two thousand twelve on a fourteen year sentence Sam Adams junior was a one time defense attorney for the former governor he talk with WGN's Kim Gordon whatever politics you want to talk about the case itself or whatever you felt about rock there have been reinstated with his family there's not that I I feel like it's it's Christmas in February I could not be happier for the family earlier today the governor pardoned former San Francisco's forty niner ed DeBartolo junior also today the judge in Roger stone's case has refused to put off his sentencing for federal conviction the president has complained about the conviction and the justice department even one and ask for less time for the trunk confidante he is sentenced for are set for sentencing on Thursday and democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is pledging to reduce police use of deadly force and lower recidivism rates as part of his criminal justice planned he released parts of that today WGN sports northwestern is in Maryland in big ten play the pregame at six forty five the tip it's seven right here on seven twenty WGN and WGN radio dot com illinois' at Penn state and Purdue plays Wisconsin in the big east greatness in Milwaukee to take on more cat your money on WGN the Dow was down a hundred eighty three points the nasdaq down eleven and the S. and P. five hundred down thirteen I'm Steve are trained on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN there was a time not so long ago when watching the news wasn't exhausting when news people actually trusted you to make up your own mind when news casts come loaded with agenda group of dedicated journalists in the heartland want to revive that kind of news coming this summer to WGN America the new center of news in the center of the nation the nation coming seven nights a week to prime time on WGN America Chicago flowing six tomorrow ten.
"governor rod blagojevich" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Got Robbins okay so the president I think is teetering on the verge of making a pretty big mistakes got and I know you have strong feelings about this too I do yes he's talking about commuting the prison sentence of former Illinois governor rod Blagojevich I wish this was not happening I really do and he had talked about this I don't know what like a year ago that had been thrown out there yes so Black always been sentenced to fourteen years in prison for federal corruption charges because he tried to sell the appointment of Barack Obama's Senate seat after Obama was elected president going for the highest bidder I mean he was taped talking about this now there's a there's a report in The New York Times or trump told reporters that will go a vicious crimes were just minor transgressions and that many politicians have done the same thing buy a probably have they just didn't get caught right that's stupid he said I thought it was treated unbelievably unfairly he was getting close to eighteen years in prison and a lot of people thought it was unfair like a lot of other things it was the same gang the Tony gang and all the sleaze bags that did it and his name is rob will go events and I'm thinking about commuting his sentence don't do it Mr president don't do and don't do it I mean unless bloggers gonna help take down some other politicians if you can work out back kind of deal maybe I don't know if they're allowed to negotiate that type of stuff by the way if you're thinking to yourself a Republican pardoning of are ex communicate whatever he's doing a another Republican you'd be wrong blog was a blue blue damn yeah blue blue down yes but they were on the apprentice together see that little so maybe that has something to do with the cash dang it so I think that's a huge mistake but it does this story does give us an excuse to bring back the clip when bill going which was fired off the furnace because he didn't know enough about Harry potter do you remember I never watch the Iranians the furnace I never I've never seen one that I watched when blogger was on there yeah this is hilarious.