Rod Blagojevich's Wife Asks Trump For Pardon, Rips SCOTUS Appeal Rejection
The wife of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said she was disappointed the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Democrat's final appeal, and asked President Donald Trump to pardon him.
Blagojevich is serving a 14-year sentence in connection with trying to sell President Barack Obama's senate seat.
The open seat, which Blagojevich called "f*****g golden" in evidentiary recordings, eventually went to former Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.).
Patricia Blagojevich said the Supreme Court decided against "end[ing] this very dangerous conflict we have in the law right now."
Blagojevich told Tucker Carlson she is publicly asking for President Donald Trump to pardon her husband, as he recently did for former Cheney aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Trump and the imprisoned governor know each other, as the latter was a contestant on "The Celebrity Apprentice."
She said the fact her husband's appeal will not be heard means that the FBI and "overzealous prosecutors" can bring charges against someone because they do not like them.
Mrs. Blagojevich pointed out that the presiding prosecutor in her husband's case was Patrick Fitzgerald, who prosecuted Libby during the Valerie Plame affair.
Fitzgerald also served as a prosecutor in U.S. v. Usama bin Laden and cases against other terrorists.
Mrs. Blagojevich claimed that her husband "never took a kickback," and that he was simply "asking for campaign contributions."
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