Statement on Ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

President Trump declared his likely intention to commute the staggering 14 year sentence ex-Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich is serving for playing politics with a pending Senatorial choice to fill president-elect Obama’s seat. Blagojevich never received a bribe or kickback for his wire-tapped boastfulness about his power to choose the next Senator. Nine state Governors convicted of much more serious, criminal charges served jail terms much shorter than the time Blagojevich has already served – seven and a half years. Prominent people are calling on Trump to resist advisers urging him to retract. Trump does and says many wrong things and almost never reverses. Now, when he is ready to do something right about prosecutorial abuse and a “hanging judge,” he is wobbling and showing weakness. Sad.

See: Rod Blagojevich Fact Sheet

-Ralph Nader

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