Trump commutes sentence of ex-Gov. Blagojevich, pardons Kerik

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  1. TBO

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  2. HJB

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    Well, he's probably needing some back-up's for cabinet positions so he's stocking up.
     
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    Fair enough....we have murderers who need the space...
     
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    Weren't they both in Club Fed ? I don't think they put murderers there do they?
     
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    Blagojevich is a ****bag. Trump should have left him to rot.
     
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    A cage is still a cage. I despised Blago but it was the Northern IL. Democrat power base that gave him such a long stretch in the hokey. Madigan, Daley....ect. The kind of people who have been selling spots for generations and Blago refused to play ball with them and instead got his own thing going.

    He was arrogant, he was stupid, he was a fool. And I wanted him to rot regardless of anything but a 7+ year stretch is enough. Murderer's have plead down to less.
     
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    Good. Let him out. Let’s focus on keeping in violent criminals.
     
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    I have no love for Blago, but when his trial and sentencing proceedings were taking place, I had the sense he was being railroaded to some extent. In some shape or form, he seemed to have run afoul of the Chicago political machine (Obama?).

    If I'm backing President Trump in his fight against government prosecutorial overreach and excessive sentencing (e.g., Roger Stone), then I have to be fair and apply it to Blago also.

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    IMO this was a good thing to do. I live in Illinois and am not a fan of Blago but I agree with President Trump that a 14 year sentence for what he was accused of doing is ridiculous especially considering the likes of Comey and McCabe getting zip, zero NADA (so far anyway) for their lying to congress, leaking, FISA abuse, and covering up Hillary Clinton's crimes. Violent felons who repeatedly commit violent crimes with guns often get less prison time that that in Crook County,
     
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    rock_castle Stay home if you're afraid of the flu

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    I have complete faith that the President knows what he is doing. I'm ok with this.
     
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    No violent criminals in Federal Prison Camps.. They are not Country Clubs, but they're in no way "Hard Time." Why in the world did Trump pardon this crook? He should have left him to rot. It just encourages the politician's in a state known for graft and corruption. Now please tell me why this was a clever move?
     
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    Huzzah! I am happy that he pardoned Bernie Kerik. :flag::cowboy:
     
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    Your joking, right?
     
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    Blago is to some extent a swipe at Comey IMO. In his remarks the President referred to Comey's role in the Blago prosecution.
     
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    So much for draining the swamp.
     
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    Blago deserved all he got, I wish Trump had left him to finish his time.
     
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    Yeah, Blago was an idiot and Trump should not have done that. And if Bernie Kerik was truly guilty I would not have pardoned him either. He admitted fraud and as a Public official guilty of fraud, the hell with him. Let him live with it. The other 11 I have no idea about, but as far as I'm concerned if you are convicted and fairly sentenced.....tough, just live with it.
     
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