Fox News has now become a forum for advocates wishing to make their case to President Trump for a pardon.
The latest person to appeal for a pardon was Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, who took appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to plead on behalf of her husband, George Papadopoulos, who is currently facing charges of lying to the federal officials.
“Do you think that your husband is going to prison?” asked Carlson.
“I trust and hope and ask President Trump to pardon him. I hope he will,” said Mrs. Papadopoulos moments after explaining her husband’s dedication to Trump.
George Papadopoulos' wife Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos: "I trust and hope and ask to President Trump to pardon him." pic.twitter.com/ASYP0RE7Vj
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2018
The appeal from Papadopoulos comes just days after Patricia Blagojevich, the wife of Illinois’ disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, made the rounds after news emerged that President Trump was considering a pardon for her husband as well as Martha Stewart.
Gov. Blagojevich is currently serving a 14-year prison sentence for various corruption charges — but previously, he appeared as a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice.”
“Our system of government [has] a system of checks and balances for a reason, and sometimes the courts and these prosecutors get it wrong,” Blagojevich said on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday — a program Trump is known to regularly watch. “It takes a strong leader like President Donald Trump to right those wrongs.”
Patricia Blagojevich: "Our system of government [has] a system of checks and balances for a reason, and sometimes the courts and these prosecutors get it wrong…and it takes a strong leader like President @realDonaldTrump to right those wrongs." @JudgeJeanine pic.twitter.com/QFzaJVXFAM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 4, 2018
Since taking office, President Trump has made news with a number of pardons, including Arizona immigration hawk, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza. On Monday, Trump even floated the possibility of pardoning himself if it ever came to it.