Kilpatrick asked President Trump for a pardon last summer but the president never responded to that request. Kilpatrick has been sentence3ed to 28 years in prison for bribery, racketeering, and extortion among other charges.
It seems there are some Democrats who like Trump. And I’m talking about elected officials. Yes, there are definitely Trump-supporting Democrats out there. They may be in the bunker, but you don’t trounce Hillary the way you do in Ohio in 2016 without some help from across the aisle. He may be in jail for nearly 30 years for corruption, but former Democratic mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick appears to be a Trump supporter, praising the president for his accomplishments, and oh yeah; asking him to commute his sentence (via MLive):
I applaud your boldness and tenacity in confronting the traditional and sometimes deformed politics of our country,” Kilpatrick writes.
He goes on to glorify Trump for bucking the traditional political system and says he prays daily for Trump’s success. He also includes 20 pages detailing the reasons why he believes his sentence should be commuted.
Kilpatrick’s request for a commuted sentence does not mean his crimes would be vacated if granted. Instead he could be released from prison but the conviction would remain on his record or Trump could elect to reduce the sentence.