President Trump is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, the celebrity chef and television personality. Additionally, Trump is considering commuting the sentence of disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
“I think to a certain extent Martha Stewart was harshly and unfairly treated,” President Trump said while on a flight to Texas, talking about why Martha Stewart could be pardoned.
In 2004 Stewart was convicted of multiple felonies. She served five months in prison. She was prosecuted by former FBI Director James Comey, who happened to be fired by President Trump last year.
Trump has expressed mixed opinions of Stewart. In 2006 he blamed her for the poor ratings for the NBC show “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart,” whih was a spinoff of Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice.” It’s not surprising Trump wasn’t high on her performance.
Then in a 2013 tweet, Trump spoke highly of Stewart. Trump tweeted, “She looks terrific, better than ever, any guy would be lucky to be with her.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2013
Blagojevich has served six years of his 14-year sentence. He is in a Colorado prison. The Democrat from Illinois was found guilty of trying to trade the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama in exchange for favors or money.
When reached for comment, representatives of Stewart did not respond immediately.