Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison Tuesday after President Trump cut short the 14-year prison sentence handed to the former Illinois governor for political corruption

President Trump said the punishment imposed on the Chicago Democrat was excessive and “ridiculous’…

The former Illinois governor was spotted arriving at the Denver International Airport Tuesday evening for his flight to Chicago where his family was waiting for his return.

He spoke out about how grateful he is to President Trump:

‘It’s been a long time. I’m profoundly grateful to President Trump and it’s a profound and everlasting gratitude. He didn’t have to do this. He’s a Republican president and I was a Democratic governor.’

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Blagojevich had served eight years of a 14-year sentence.

President Trump spoke out about commuting the 14-year sentence of Rod Blagojevich today. He explained that the former Illinois governor had served a long 8 years in jail. President Trump felt his sentence was aggressive and felt he’d served his time for trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat.

He mentioned the former Illinois governor’s wife and children and how they only got to see him in prison.

The president also mentioned that the prosecutors in the case were known to be heavy-handed and gave Blagojevich a “ridiculous sentence”…

The full White House list of pardons and commutations:

President Trump granted full pardons to: Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Michael Milken, Ariel Friedler, Bernard Kerik, Paul Pogue, David Safavian, and Angela Stanton.

He then granted commutations to Rod Blagojevich, Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron.

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