President considers pardoning Blagojevich

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NATIONAL (CBS News) — Shortly after announcing he will pardon conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza, President Trump said he is considering two other pardons — one for TV personality Martha Stewart, and one for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Mr. Trump made the announcement on Air Force One, on his way to Texas to visit with families of the Santa Fe high school shooting and to meet with supporters at a National Republican Senate Committee lunch. 

Blagojevich, a Democrat, was impeached and left office, and was convicted in 2011 of federal corruption charges over his attempt to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat when he was elected president.  

Stewart was convicted in 2004 on all four counts of obstructing justice and lying to federal investigators about a stock sale.  

Those pardon considerations come after Mr. Trump said he will pardon D’Souza, an extremely controversial move, after D’Souza pleaded guilty to violating federal campaign finance laws in 2014.

“Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today,” Mr. Trump tweeted Thursday morning. “He was treated very unfairly by our government!” 

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