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  • Former Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich Calls Voter Fraud a 'Time-Honored Tradition'

    11/06/2020 3:36:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Former Illinois Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich says Democrats are stealing votes in Philadelphia and says voter fraud in big Democrat-controlled cities is a "time-honored tradition." "If the question is, 'Are Democrats stealing votes in Philadelphia?'" Blagojevich began, "my answer is, 'Is the Pope Catholic?' It's a time-honored tradition in big, Democrat-controlled cities like Chicago and my hometown, Philadelphia, to do precisely what they're doing." According to Blagojevich, voter fraud is likely happening in other Democrat-controlled cities too, such as Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Las Vegas. Blagojevich explained how the Democratic apparatus allegedly operates to steal votes. "They control polling places, they...
  • Trump Commutes Sentence For Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

    02/18/2020 11:22:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/18/20 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the New York Times reported Tuesday.Several Trump administration aides had claimed to ABC that the president is planning to grant the former governor clemency. Trump had previously hinted he was looking into commuting the 14-year sentence, which was originally handed down after Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell the Senate seat of then-president elect Barack Obama in 2008, according to NBC Chicago. https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1229845536511070209 “Yes, we commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich. he served eight years in jail, a long time. He seems like a very nice person, don’t know him,” Trump...
  • In apparent appeal to President Trump, imprisoned Rod Blagojevich argues today’s Democrats would have impeached Abraham Lincoln

    01/02/2020 8:49:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 1, 2020 | Elvia Malagón
    Disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich rang in the new year by penning an editorial for a conservative website arguing that current House Democrats who have impeached President Donald Trump also would have tried to impeach Abraham Lincoln. While the piece, titled “Blagojevich: House Democrats Would Have Impeached Lincoln,” does not mention Trump by name, it’s an apparent continuation of his public campaign to win clemency from the Republican president. The Democratic former governor wrote the opinion piece from behind bars in Colorado, where he’s serving a 14-year sentence for public corruption stemming from his attempt to trade Barack Obama’s...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 12/17/2018

    12/17/2018 5:29:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    With a week to go before Christmas here are some stories from Washington to think about? Who will President Trump pardon?..... Will President Trump get a bill on his desk to let a lot of people out of federal prison? Criminal Justice Reform passed the House and now before the Senate.... For now the President wants to review the case of a former Green Beret charged with murder for shooting a man in Afghanistan in 2010.... No evidence of President Trump colluding with Russia. That's what Ken Starr...... Saudi Arabia has condemned the US Senate for passing resolutions..... North Korea...
  • Did Eric Holder Collude with the "Chicago Outfit" for $300K?

    09/10/2018 6:41:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2018 | Lee Cary
    In March 2004, the Illinois Gaming Board awarded the license to the City of Rosemont, Illinois, adjacent to O’Hare Airport. In response to allegations that criminal interests aligned with the “Chicago Outfit” (AKA “The Mob”) were active in Rosemont, then Illinois Governor Blagojevich, now prisoner #40892-424 in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, hired Eric Holder, former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during the Clinton Administration, to investigate, draft and release a report that would clear the Rosemont casino project with a clean bill of health. “‘The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich...
  • Why Rod Blagojevich will be home for Christmas

    08/25/2018 7:46:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/18 | Lee Cary & Marty Watters
    His commutation of Blago will confirm that Trump knows all about 3D justice: Diversion-Distraction-Disinformation President Trump will commute former Illinois Governor Rod “Blago” Blagojevich’s prison sentence in time for Blago to be home for Christmas, after 6-plus years in the Federal Correctional Institution at Englewood, Colorado. When it happens, the reaction from the two major newspapers in Chicago is predictable. The Chicago Tribune and the Sun Times, but particularly the “Trib,” will be apoplectic. Hints to that response have surfaced.
  • Trump considers pardoning Martha Stewart, commuting Rod Blagojevich

    05/31/2018 2:04:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PBS ^ | 05/31/2018
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he’s considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of corruption, and pardoning lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart, who served a stint in federal prison after being convicted of charges related to a stock sale.</p>
  • Trump considering pardon for Martha Stewart, whom James Comey prosecuted

    05/31/2018 9:05:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 MAY 18 | staff
    President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was considering a pardon for Martha Stewart. The president also said that he was considering commuting the sentence of disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The president told reporters about his thinking while on a flight to Texas. The president earlier in the day announced that he would pardon conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza. This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
  • Trump considering commuting Rod Blagojevich’s sentence, pardoning Martha Stewart

    05/31/2018 9:04:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump says he’s considering commuting the sentence of ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart.
  • U.S. Supreme Court again rejects Rod Blagojevich appeal

    04/16/2018 8:17:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jason Meisner
    The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He's scheduled to be released in 2024. Blagojevich's lawyers had wanted the high court to take up his case to make clear what constitutes illegal political fundraising. They argued that politicians are vulnerable to prosecution because the line between what's allowed and what's illegal is blurry.His convictions included trying to extort a children's hospital for contributions and seeking...
  • Blagojevich mops prison floors, maintains innocence

    09/12/2017 10:31:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 12, 2017
    More than five years into his 14-year sentence on corruption convictions, Rod Blagojevich, who once held the highest office in Illinois, finds himself on cleaning duty at a Colorado federal prison. "I've been given the jurisdiction to sweep and mop two floors," he said in an interview with WMAQ-TV in Chicago from prison released Monday, along with an interview in Chicago magazine. "So my jurisdiction has shrunk from the fifth biggest state in America, to these two floors. But I don't care what anybody says, I believe in clean government, and I believe in clean floors."
  • Rod Blagojevich’s 20-year-old daughter Amy unloads on Barack Obama

    01/27/2017 8:25:58 AM PST · by PBRCat · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Kim Janssen
    “Everyone seems to be mourning your exit from office,” Amy wrote in the lengthy screed, posted on her mom Patti’s Facebook page. “I’m glad you’re gone. I’m not delusional — you’re not a saint. You were a mediocre president with unoriginal ideas.” “I thought you would finally right this wrong,” she told Obama. “You didn’t have to pardon him, only commute the sentence. You just had to let him come home. You didn’t. You released others, like Chelsea Manning or FALN terrorists, who actually committed reprehensible crimes, but you failed to release an innocent man.”
  • Daughter of imprisoned IL Governor pens raw open letter to ‘spineless’ Obama

    Daughter of imprisoned IL Governor pens raw open letter to ‘spineless’ Obama for not pardoning her father January 27, 2017 | Carmine Sabia | The daughter of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich laced into former President Barack Obama for not pardoning her father who is in prison for corruption. Amy Blagojevich, 20, called the former president “spineless” for not commuting her father’s sentence as he did for American traitor Chelsea Manning. “You’ve betrayed the concept of justice like many other heartless individuals have done before you. I thought you were different. I thought you had a moral compass. Turns out...
  • Ex-Chicago Official Gets 10 Years In Red-Light Camera Case

    08/29/2016 7:38:33 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    WBEZ Chicago ^ | 8/29/2016 | Susie An
    A former Chicago transportation official was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix. U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall sentenced John Bills, 55, in Chicago moments after he apologized for his actions. Federal prosecutors had asked the judge for at least a 10-year prison sentence. The former second-in-command at Chicago's Department of Transportation was convicted in January of bribery, conspiracy and extortion. Bills was accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash, along with gifts — including condos in two states and a Mercedes — to...
  • U.S. top court hears ex-media baron Conrad Black's appeal

    12/08/2009 2:43:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 503+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/09 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague. The Canadian-born Black, a member of Britain's House of Lords, has been in prison since March 2008, when he began serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. Attorney Miguel Estrada, representing Black and two ex-colleagues who were found guilty of defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International Inc, argued before the Supreme Court that all convictions in the...
  • Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal Again

    05/23/2016 9:49:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    cbs local chicongo ^ | 23 May 2016
    The nation’s highest court first rejected Blagojevich’s request in March, but his attorneys filed a petition for rehearing in April. The Supreme Court turned down that petition Monday without comment.
  • Shock Transcript: IL Senate Linked Obama with Corrupt Blagojevich Ally; Called Him Obama’s “Mentor”

    05/04/2014 5:22:09 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 10 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/4/14 | Aurelius
    In a previously unpublicized transcript from 2004, the Illinois State Senate specifically linked then US Senator-Elect Barack Obama with corrupt politician and Rod Blagojevich ally Emil Jones Jr. More than simply connecting the two, the transcript specifically calls Jones Mr. Obama's "mentor" and his "political godfather." The transcript was written on November 8, 2004, soon after Mr. Obama was elected to the United States Senate. Ironically, the subject of the section in which the soon-to-be Senator was linked to Jones was written in praise of Mr. Obama. The quote comes from Senate Resolution 716, which was in place to congratulate...
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Blagojevich appeal

    03/28/2016 11:39:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jon Seidel
    The United States Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear an appeal by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. That decision was noted in a list of orders posted Monday on the court’s website.Blagojevich, 59, reported to a federal prison in Colorado four years ago to begin serving a 14­-year sentence. He was convicted of 18 counts over two trials. Among other things, he was accused of attempting to trade his power to appoint someone to a U.S. Senate seat — the one recently vacated by President Barack Obama — in exchange for personal benefits. A three-­judge appellate panel tossed...
  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE! BLAGO: BEHIND BARS & GOING BONKERS!

    04/12/2015 8:12:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | NATIONAL ENQUIRER staff
    Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has suffered a breakdown behind bars – and his famous mop top is now a dazzling snow white! These extraordinary world exclusive photos – snapped by a jailhouse snitch and obtained by The National ENQUIRER – dramatically show how America’s most celebrated political inmate has gone loopy during his three years locked away at a Colorado correctional facility. “He doesn’t really socialize and is very paranoid of everyone,” The ENQUIRER’s spy said. Somber Blagojevich – federal inmate No. 40892-424 – whiles away his days bizarrely babbling about President Barack Obama and vowing that...
  • Connect the dots: 4/21 - WH picks Neil Eggleston as new counsel; a week later, Rhodes email pops up

    05/03/2014 4:24:35 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 36 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Everyone missed what is now, in hindsight, a crystal clear signal that the White House knew that the buffalo chips were about to hit the fan; and that they are very worried.On April 21, the White House announced that Neil Eggleston would be the new counsel to the president. It didn't get much notice, but in light of recent events, it's a really big deal.