Trump Considering Rod Blagojevich Commutation, Martha Stewart Pardon

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump is considering a commutation for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and a pardon for Martha Stewart, he told the White House press pool Thursday.

Blagojevich was convicted of federal corruption charges for allegedly trying to obtain something from lawmakers in exchange for filling former President Barack Obama’s Senate seat. He was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison in 2010. Amidst his legal troubles, he met the President during the 2010 season of “Celebrity Apprentice” as a contestant.

Stewart also met Trump during work on “The Apprentice” with numerous appearances and was convicted in 2004 of trading on inside information. She was then sentenced to spending 9 months in federal prison.

Trump’s remarks come hours after pardoning conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza.