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President Trump tells reporters he's considering pardoning Martha Stewart, Rod Blagojevich

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Posted at 10:07 AM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 12:42:45-04

President Trump told reporters Thursday he's considering pardoning talk show host Martha Stewart and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Stewart was convicted of insider trading in 2004, and served five months in prison. Blagojevich served as the governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before he was impeached and convicted on corruption charges. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 2011.

Blagojevich was a contestant on Trump's reality show, the Celebrity Apprentice, in 2010. Stewart starred in a spinoff of The Apprentice, The Apprentice Martha Stewart, in 2005.

The President's comments came hours after he pardoned the conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. Last week, Trump also pardoned the deceased boxer Jack Johnson.