Donald Trump to pardon Dinesh D'Souza

Charlene Craig
May 31, 2018

"In a tweet celebrating his pardon, D'Souza said "(President Barack) Obama & his stooges tried to extinguish my American dream & destroy my faith in America.

D'Souza's dire predictions (obviously) turned out to be prophecies - but there was one terrifying aspect of Obama's second term that even he failed to anticipate: that he would personally become one of the anti-colonialist-in-chief's victims.

Asked why it was so necessary to pardon D'Souza, who pleaded guilty and expressed remorse to the judge who convicted him on campaign finance violations, Shah said D'Souza paid his fine and served his community service obligations.

But if you kiss Trump's ass vociferously enough, you might just snag a pardon.

"There's evidence in this case file, and there's a lot more, that this was a political prosecution conducted by Bharara as a henchman for the Obama administration", he told Fox News. On Wednesday, Trump met with Kim Kardashian to discuss prison and sentencing reform.

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"Like many others before him, of all political stripes, he has had to answer for this crime - here with a felony conviction". He also noted that Blagojevich is a Democrat.

Trump, who signed the paperwork formally pardoning D'Souza before announcing it on Twitter, had never met or spoken with D'Souza before this week. Kirsten Gillibrand. D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house and five years of probation.

The commentator's appearances at colleges have also stoked controversy.

A judge rejected that defense, calling it "all hat, no cattle". The prosecutor, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, was an Obama appointee later fired by Trump. "That is what we did in this case and what we will continue to do".

Back in 2014, D'Souza plead guilty to using straw donors to make $20,000 in illegal campaign donations to a Republican candidate in a senate race.

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Mumbai-born, D'Souza, 57, was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution of $20,000 in 2014 to a NY politician.

D'Souza came in for criticism recently for a tweet mocking student survivors of the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

In addition to the five people pardoned, Trump has granted one commutation since taking office, NPR's Rascoe has reported.

"First it was Sheriff Joe Arpaio".

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