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Why Obama May Be Terrified by Trump Commuting Blagojevichís Sentence
pjmedia.com ^ | 2/20/2020 | matt margolis

Posted on 02/20/2020 9:10:44 PM PST by bitt

Ever since President Trump commuted the sentence of disgraced former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, I’ve been asking myself why he would do such a thing. I have a theory about what might have contributed to the decision, and if I’m right, Barack Obama should be concerned.

When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, it was then-Governor Blagojevich’s responsibility to appoint someone to fill the seat. But, Blagojevich didn’t just want to give it away, he wanted something for it. “A Senate seat is a f---ing valuable thing. You don’t just give it away for nothing,” Blagojevich said at the time.

In 2011, Blagojevich was sentenced to 11 years in prison on corruption charges. Of course, he wanted a pardon from Obama, but never got one. That had to be tough for the disgraced governor, considering Obama granted clemency to terrorists and traitors, but couldn’t (or wouldn’t) give one to a former political ally.

This naturally should have people asking: Why?

In my opinion, it all comes back to Blagojevich's attempt to sell Obama’s former Senate seat. Soon after Obama’s victory, negotiations began for Blagojevich to appoint an Obama-approved candidate to fill his seat. Obama even provided a list of suitable candidates. At the top of the list was Valerie Jarrett. But, as previously mentioned, Blagojevich didn’t just want to give away the seat to someone. He wanted something in return: a position in Obama’s cabinet. Unfortunately for him, at the time, he was politically unpopular and the target of a federal corruption probe, and being wiretapped by the FBI. The chances of him getting picked for a cabinet position were slim. Jarrett also eventually decided to follow Obama to the White House as an advisor.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bho44; blago; blagojevich; cultureofcorruption; iran; iranlobby; jarrett; obama; obamashandler; rolandburris; trumppardons; valeriejarrett
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1 posted on 02/20/2020 9:10:44 PM PST by bitt
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2 posted on 02/20/2020 9:10:57 PM PST by bitt (new q posts)
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I was shocked he survived in prison.


3 posted on 02/20/2020 9:14:05 PM PST by blackdog (Making wine cave appearances upon request.)
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To: bitt

Trump is trolling Mueller, Obama and Comey with this one and the other pardons he recently issued.


4 posted on 02/20/2020 9:14:19 PM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: bitt

Interesting theory.....


5 posted on 02/20/2020 9:14:56 PM PST by Jaysin (Trump can’t be beat, if the Democrats don’t cheat)
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To: bitt

Sorry, but nothing will come of this.


6 posted on 02/20/2020 9:17:40 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Youth, speed and energy can always be overcome with experience and treachery.)
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To: Trump.Deplorable

Fun to watch!


7 posted on 02/20/2020 9:17:50 PM PST by caww
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To: Michael.SF.

They said the same thing aout Trump winning the presidency.....it took time but here we are!


8 posted on 02/20/2020 9:19:44 PM PST by caww
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To: bitt

Not sure what “crime” could have been committed by Obama in this but it could send a message to others to come forward with something more nefarious on the Obama Admin.


9 posted on 02/20/2020 9:19:48 PM PST by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. IOr keep people from / PC ing in ver and alway)
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To: blackdog

He’s a democrat - almost everyone in the prison system IS a democrat.


10 posted on 02/20/2020 9:19:57 PM PST by GOPJ ( http://www.tinyurl.com/cvirusmap https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm)
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To: bitt

Trump is going to get Obama in as many ways as he can. Trump detests that evil bastard.


11 posted on 02/20/2020 9:22:12 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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One more thing I have in common with our President! :)


12 posted on 02/20/2020 9:28:51 PM PST by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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To: laplata

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlNWuwsAsaY


13 posted on 02/20/2020 9:31:01 PM PST by Bobalu (I'm Just Another Lying, Dog-Faced Pony Soldier)
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To: bitt

Those of us who’ve actually read Donald Trump’s books, especially, The Art of the Deal and, the Art of the Come Back understand that the man thinks many steps ahead and understands the motivations of his opponents well.
He details the fact that he’s constantly underestimated and has always been underestimated by those who think they are superior to him.
He details how he not just allowed this perception by the Manhattan Elite he had to deal with but, actually encouraged it and perpetuated it. To his ultimate advantage.
He marvels at the fact that their elitism and arrogance never allowed those people to ever think he outmaneuvered them. They chalked it all up to his dumb luck. Never that he beat them.
He makes the point that their arrogance and denial allows him to beat them again, and again, and again.


14 posted on 02/20/2020 9:33:16 PM PST by ocrp1982 (ll)
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Because Obama bought the seat the same way. You all really think that Blagovich invented the idea that Illinois senate seats like that were for sale?


15 posted on 02/20/2020 9:34:37 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: TigersEye

Same here. I thoroughly detest that evil bastard more than any of them, including Hitlery. One day he’ll return to Hell where he belongs.


16 posted on 02/20/2020 9:35:59 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Bobalu

Thanks, but I can’t stand seeing his face or hearing his Taqiyya laden voice.


17 posted on 02/20/2020 9:38:35 PM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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Trump is going to get Obama in as many ways as he can. Trump detests that evil bastard.
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Why should Trump detest Obama. Hell, Obama gave him this robust economy. /sarc


18 posted on 02/20/2020 9:39:04 PM PST by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% ¬ó PERMANENTLY)
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To: laplata

I don’t like even hearing the bastard’s name.


19 posted on 02/20/2020 9:40:49 PM PST by sport
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To: bitt
Obama terrified? You're having a laugh. He is untouchable.
20 posted on 02/20/2020 9:41:07 PM PST by deadrock
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