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LaHood writes Trump : "Uphold his full 14-year sentence"

Yesterday Congressman LaHood sent a letter to President Trump that was signed by every Republican Member of the United States House of Representatives for the State of Illinois expressing their concern regarding the potential pardoning of imprisoned former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojavich.

Congressman Darin LaHood is now waiting on a response from Presidental Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, Congressman LaHood sent a letter to President Trump that was signed by every Republican member of the United States House of Representatives for the State of Illinois expressing their concern regarding the potential pardoning of imprisoned former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Representative LaHood is a former federal prosecutor and says he believes there is a need to stand strong against pay-to-play politics in Illinois.

Blagojevich was convicted on 18 counts of public corruption, extortion, wire fraud, corrupt solicitations of funds and lying to federal investigators.

President Trump stated a few weeks ago that he believed Blagojevich's sentence was too lengthy and that he shouldn't have been put in jail.

Representative LaHood stated Monday he believes that pardoning such a clearly corrupt politician would set a dangerous precedent and send the wrong message regarding elected officials who violate the public trust.

"The letter's very srtong, we lay out the reasons why, we hope the President listens, we just want to make sure that he's aware. And the last point I would make is, the President talks about draining the swamp, nobody exemplifies the swamp more in Illinois than Rod Blagojevich," Rep. LaHood told KHQA.

The Supreme Court turned down a Blagojevich appeal in April.

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