President Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, who served time in Colorado
"We have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail. That’s a long time. I watched his wife on television. I don’t know him very well, I met him a couple of times. He was on a show that I had ‘The Apprentice,’ years ago. Seems like a very nice person. He served eight years in jail. There was a long time to go. Many people disagree with his sentence," the president told reporters.
"He’s a Democrat. He’s not a Republican. It was a prosecution by the same people – Comey, Fitzpatrick [sic] – the same group. Very far from his children. They’re growing older. They’re going to high school now. They rarely get to see their father outside of an orange uniform," Trump added. "I saw that and I did commute his sentence. So he’ll be able to go back home with his family after serving eight years in jail."
“My first thought was, ‘I wonder if I have time to get a run in.’ Believe it or not, because you get programmed and you have routines and I found it helps to do this time when you discipline yourself every day and you have something to work for, it helps you do it," said Blagojevich.