Trump frees Rod Blagojevich from prison years early, commuting the ex-Illinois governor's 14-year sentence

CHICAGO — President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the 14-year sentence of Rod Blagojevich, springing the former Illinois governor from prison more than four years early and writing a stunning final chapter to one of the state’s most notorious corruption cases.The controversial move comes after he granted a full pardon to former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Tuesday and more than a year after Trump first revealed he was considering commuting Blagojevich’s sentence.Trump said Blagojevich’s daughters have not seen their father outside of prison, and he thought of them as he made his decision…

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