by Kent Covington
Posted 2/19/20, 11:44 am
President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who would have remained in prison until 2024. A jury convicted Blagojevich, a Democrat, of corruption in 2011 for attempting to sell President Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat and shake down a hospital. Critics such as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot denounced the commutation as unjust.