Blagojevich: Corrupt Politician or ‘Political Prisoner’?
Clip: 02/19/2020 | 13m 29s
President Donald Trump commuted the 14-year prison sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday. Depending on how you look at it, Blagojevich is either the face of political corruption in Illinois, or, in his own words, a “freed political prisoner.” We discuss the former governor, his conviction and Trump’s clemency.
Aired: 02/19/20 |
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