Trump Issues Full Pardon for Conservative Activist Dinesh D’Souza

Trump Says He'll Pardon Dinesh D'Souza

Hours earlier, Trump said on Twitter that he will pardon conservative commentator and Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud. "He was treated very unfairly by our government!" the president tweeted.

D'Souza, 53, admitted in 2014 he illegally reimbursed two "straw donors" who donated $10,000 each to the unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in NY of Wendy Long, a Republican he had known since attending Dartmouth College in the 1980s. "Then he got fired & I got pardoned", D'Souza tweeted at Bharara, former United States attorney for the Southern District of NY.

Joined by families dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, and other diseases, Trump signed the so-called right-to-try bill and said he never understood why the issue had lagged for years and Congress hadn't acted sooner.

Trump said Thursday that he is also considering pardoning Martha Stewart and pardoning or commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Authorities said that he encouraged individuals to donate $20,000 to an unnamed political candidate - later revealed to be the New York Republican Wendy Long, who was challenging Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat - which exceeded the federal campaign donation cap of $5,000.

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Were Obama to win reelection, D'Souza's film argued, America would be an economic backwater - and Iran, a nuclear-weapons state - by 2016.

"D'SOUZA was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman", the statement said. He was fined $30,000 and given a punishment of five years of probation, which would include eight months of living under supervision in a "community confinement centre".

White House spokesman Raj Shah denied that this pardon was an effort by Trump to send a message to political allies wrapped up in the Russian Federation investigation. "In light of these facts, the President has determined that Mr. D'Souza is fully worthy of this pardon", the statement said.

A Justice Department spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Trump's pardon of D'Souza did not go through the department's Office of Pardon Attorney.

Closing the loophole would prevent individuals who broke the law in NY from avoiding accountability.

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