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Lightning Rod with Rod Blagojevich

Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is back!

“The Lightning Rod” is an exclusive weekly podcast hosted by former Illinois Governor and self-described “Trumpocrat” Rod Blagojevich. “The Lightning Rod” will feature analysis about politics, government, trending stories and global issues, and will feature conversations with politicians, political experts, policymakers, celebrities and influencers about what’s worked, what hasn’t and who can make it better.

As a Democrat, Blagojevich was a state representative before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing parts of Chicago. He was elected the 40th Governor of Illinois in 2002, and won reelection to a second term in 2006, until his impeachment in 2009. Blagojevich, a Chicago native, holds a degree from Northwestern University.

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Jim Durkin: “Blagojevich pardon would undermine the integrity of our criminal justice system.”

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Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by the Republican Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, Jim Durkin, talking about the Illinois Budget and the Governors race in Illinois. Plus the chances of Rod Blagojevich getting pardoned and what effects it would have.

LISTEN: NBC5’s Phil Rogers and his exclusive Rod Blagojevich interview

Bob and Marianne talk with NBC 5’s Phil Rogers about his exclusive interview with Rod Blagojevich.

Phil Rogers gives #SirottAndMurciano a preview to his exclusive NBC 5 interview with former governor Rod Blagojevich from prison!

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He still maintains that he will be released, as he continues to fight for his freedom

This is the first time that Phil Rogers (in his long career) pre-wrote his questions, so he would not forget anything.

He might still have another option, as the current president could pardon his old Celebrity Apprentice friend.  (Rod really wants his resolution done by the Supreme Court)

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Patti Blagojevich asks judge for leniency for husband

(CHICAGO) The wife of Rod Blagojevich is asking a federal judge for leniency ahead of a ruling on whether to reduce the 14-year prison term of the former Illinois governor.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge James Zagel contained in court documents filed Monday, Patti Blagojevich wrote she is “pleading . indeed begging” that her husband be freed.

Blagojevich also recounted the milestones her husband has missed with their two daughters since being incarcerated in 2012.

A resentencing hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Chicago federal court after an appeals court struck down five of his 18 convictions. The 59-year-old Democrat will appear at the hearing via a video link.

Zagel also received a letter from Blagojevich’s father-in-law, former Chicago Alderman Richard Mell.

Prosecutors want Zagel to impose the same term, saying Blagojevich doesn’t deserve leniency.

 

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