Stewart served a five-month prison term for conspiracy and making false statements to federal investigators linked to an insider stock trading scheme.
Blagojevich, by contrast, is now serving a 14-year prison sentence after having been found guilty in 2011 on public corruption charges. Though he claims that decision was not because of Comey's investigation into collusion between Russian Federation officials and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the commander-in-chief told NBC News in May that he considered "this Russian Federation thing" before firing. "But that's okay, I don't view it that way". Hogan Gidley also told the pool after the OTR that Trump said the pardon of Jack Johnson has been the most important to him of those given so far. Speaking to reporters on a flight to Houston, he said he was also weighing a possible pardon for a woman serving a federal prison sentence over a drug-related charge after reality television star Kim Kardashian discussed the case with him yesterday.
Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison for lying about a stock sale and was prosecuted by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey who was then the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY. Bragging about getting something back for a Senate appointment, Trump said, was "a stupid thing to say-but 18 years?"
Attorneys Deborah Blum and Seth Berenzweig on President Trump considering pardons for Martha Stewart and Rod Blagojevich and the fallout from ABC canceling Roseanne. If you read his statement it was a foolish statement there was a lot of bravado ... but it does not. plenty of other politicians have said a lot worse. Trump said he only knew D'Souza from TV and reading his works.
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"Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today", Mr. Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
Robert Blagojevich said that he's hopeful about Trump's remarks, but that if his brother's sentence isn't commuted, "it's just more of the same".
In response, Bharara acknowledged Trump's right to issue pardons but said "D'Souza intentionally broke the law, voluntarily pled guilty, apologized for his conduct & the judge found no unfairness".
She said she had been heartened by the suggestion that Trump might pardon her husband, even after Obama, a member of Blagojevich's own party, had declined to do so.
D'Souza was prosecuted by Preet Bharara, a former U.S. Attorney in NY who became a bitter Trump opponent after the president fired him, along with dozens of other federal prosecutors, upon taking office. It's a Democrat. You know D'Souza's a Republican.