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Rod Blagojevich's wife is now stumping for her husband's release on Fox News

Following Thursday's news that President Trump might commute the prison sentence of his Apprentice buddy, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D), Fox News hosted Blagojevich's wife, Patti, to stump for her husband's release.

While she did revisit the facts of the corruption case, which centered on Blagojevich's attempt to sell the Senate seat previously held by Barack Obama, Patti Blagojevich also argued the president may be sympathetic to her husband because they have enemies in common.

"I see that these same people that did this to my family, the same people that secretly taped us, and twisted the facts, and perverted the law that ended up my husband in jail — these people are trying to do the same thing that they did to my husband just on a much larger scale," she said. "They were emboldened. They took down a governor and now they've got their sights much higher."

The "same people" are Special Counsel Robert Mueller and fired FBI Director James Comey, who were serving as FBI director and deputy attorney general respectively during the Blagojevich prosecution. Patti Blagojevich and Fox host Martha MacCallum are not the first to draw this connection, though others have suggested the link indicates the president's motives may be more about fostering his negative narrative on Mueller and Comey than the service of justice.

Watch the interview below. Bonnie Kristian