Trump pardons Dinesh D’Souza, conservative agitator who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud
02 June, 2018, 02:08
Saying he was treated "very unfairly", President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will pardon conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty four years ago to violating U.S. campaign finance laws. (The data did not include Trump's pardon of political commentator Dinesh D'Souza on Thursday). Stewart was convicted in 2004 for obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.
"In light of these facts, the President has determined that Mr. D'Souza is fully worthy of this pardon". If you've followed D'Souza's career you know that he's just the dullest kind of partisan hack-one without even the awful sense of humor or weirdly enraging anti-charisma of a Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter. He wrote the bestsellers The Roots of Obama's Rage in 2010 and America: Imagine a World Without Her this year, and in 2012 co-directed the film 2016: Obama's America. Critics have slammed him for promoting questionable propositions in his books and movies, such as the idea that slaves were treated "pretty well" and a 2010 Forbes cover story that argues Obama had been "the most antibusiness president in a generation" and driven by a "socialist" and "anticolonialist" agenda.
D'Souza had plead guilty in 2014 to federal campaign finance law violations.
In 2014, D'Souza pleaded guilty to reimbursing two of his associates after directing them to contribute $10,000 (Rs 6.74 lakh) each to the 2012 Senate campaign of Republican candidate Wendy Long, reported CNBC.
D'Souza said in one tweet that the students had received the "worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs". D'Souza, who spent eight months in a halfway house in San Diego, said he was grateful he is no longer labelled a felon and can vote again. Upon news of the pardon, D'Souza tweeted that "KARMA IS A BITCH" and lashed out at former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, who handled his case.
Stewart - who had her own "Apprentice" show in 2005, a spinoff of Trump's show - was prosecuted by James Comey when he was the USA attorney in Manhattan. Legal observers also have suggested that the pardons could amount to a signal from the president to associates implicated in the Russian Federation probe that he would consider pardoning them. "The president is making decisions based on the merits of the individual cases and what he thinks is the right thing to do", she said.
Stewart once hosted a spin-off version of Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice" while Trump noted that Blagojevich - a Democrat - had appeared on the celebrity version of the show. Trump often mentioned Saucier's case on the campaign trail as he criticized his former Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, for her use of a private email server.
Other government watchdogs raised Trump's first pardon, issued last August to former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. Closing the loophole would ensure that individuals who broke NY law could not evade accountability for any state crimes as a result of a strategically-timed pardon by the president. Despite the backlash, D'Souza is scheduled to speak at a two-day event being put on next month by the Republican Party of Florida. Scott, who is running for U.S. Senate, has not yet said if he will attend.
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