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President Donald Trump says he has commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich . Trump on Tuesday told reporters the former governor's sentence was "ridiculous.". Blagojevich was serving a 14-year sentence after being convicted of 18 felony corruption charges in 2010, including trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by Barack Obama and trying to shake down a children's hospital. The 63-year-old Democrat exhausted his last appellate option in 2018 and had seemed destined to remain behind bars until his projected 2024 release date. Blagojevich’s conviction was notable, even in a state where four of the last 10 governors have gone to prison for... Full story

18 February