Blagojevich to be released from prison soon, sources say

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Sources have told Fox 32 News that President Trump is indeed going to commute the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and that his release is imminent. 

He could be released as early as this week. The family appears getting ready for his welcome party.

The 62-year-old Democrat, known for his thick, perfectly combed hair, is seven years into a lengthy sentence for extortion, bribery and other wide-ranging political corruption.

On Thursday, the president sent his clearest signal yet that he may be about to sign commutation papers freeing the one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant from federal prison in Colorado.

"I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One this week about Blagojevich. He added: "I'm thinking about commuting his sentence very strongly."

The president tweeted Thursday night the staff at the White House is still looking into whether to commute Blagojevich's sentence.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.