Scarborough blasts Trump pardons, says 'political hacks' and 'co-conspirators' will be next

 Scarborough blasts Trump pardons, says 'political hacks' and 'co-conspirators' will be next
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Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, attacked the president following his pardons or commuted sentences for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevic (D), former New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, financier Michael Milken and former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr. 

The president is receiving bipartisan backlash for granting the individuals clemency, particularly for the highest-profile figure, Blagojevich, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption charges. The former governor was convicted for attempting to extort a children’s hospital and to sell President Obama’s Senate seat when he went to the White House.

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Kerik pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2009, while Milken was convicted on six counts of securities and tax violations in 1990. DeBartolo had admitted to failing to report he was extorted by a former Louisiana governor in 1998.