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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Receives Clemency From White House05:33


President Trump commuted the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. In 2011, Blagojevich was sentenced on corruption charges over his attempt to sell the state's Senate seat vacated by then-President Barack Obama.

In total, Trump granted clemency to 11 individuals on Tuesday.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Dave McKinney (@davemckinney), state politics reporter for WBEZ.

This segment aired on February 19, 2020.

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