Clemency for Rod Blagojevich Came After Long Campaign Tailored to Trump - News Summed Up

Clemency for Rod Blagojevich Came After Long Campaign Tailored to Trump


Rod Blagojevich’s release from federal prison last week culminated a nearly two-year campaign to put the once-prominent Democrat’s case on President Trump’s agenda, orchestrated by a volunteer adviser who once worked for the former Illinois governor’s political opponents. Mr. Blagojevich was convicted in 2011 for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat of president-elect Barack Obama, among other charges. But by enlisting the help of marquee political figures from across the spectrum, a now 38-year-old GOP consultant named Mark...


Source: Wall Street Journal February 25, 2020 12:00 UTC



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