Shortly after announcing he would be pardoning conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, President Trump told reporters he is also considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, as well as former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Martha Stewart was prosecuted by James Comey when he was a US Attorney.
According to NBC News:
“President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will pardon conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza and revealed he is weighing pardons or commutations for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Stewart, who founded a lifestyle and home merchandising company, was convicted in 2004 on charges related to insider stock trading. Stewart sold stock based on a nonpublic tip she received and avoided a loss on her shares of ImClone Systems, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. She was found guilty at trial on several felony charges, including conspiracy and making false statements to federal investigators, and was sentenced to five months in prison. She was released in 2005.
Blagojevich, a Democrat, was impeached and removed from office in 2009 on corruption charges related to his solicitation of bribes in an attempt to “sell” Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison and is serving his term at the low-security Federal Correctional Institute in Englewood, Colorado.”