ILLINOIS — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption.
Blagojevich was convicted in 2011 of crimes including trying to sell an appointment to Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. Blagoevich was released from custody at the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution.
President Donald Trump spoke to reporters before boarding Air Force One Tuesday saying, “He served eight years in jail, a long time. He seems like a very nice person – don’t know him.” Blagojevich is prevented from holding public office in the state of Illinois as a result of his removal from office.
On Wednesday former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will hold a press conference at the Family Home at 11:00 am. Patti Blagojevich broke her silence about Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence commutation by announcing on social media a “homecoming” press conference in Chicago.
Watch the LIVE press conference here.