The Deafening Message of Trump's Dinesh D'Souza Pardon

Trump pardons Dinesh D’Souza, conservative agitator who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud

"What my case shows in miniature is how Obama, and Hillary, too, have gangster-ized USA politics", he said.

D'Souza also took the opportunity to take more shots at Preet Bharara, the Obama-era USA attorney whose office oversaw the prosecution against him. Possibly mixing up years with actual corruption charges, Trump added four years onto Blagojevich's actual 14-year sentence in saying "eighteen years is, I think, really unfair". "So it was a move of ambition as I understand it".

D'Souza, who made the documentary 2016: Obama's America, entered the plea a week after the federal judge overseeing the case rejected his claim that he was selectively prosecuted. Ted Cruz of Texas tweeted that "Dinesh was the subject of a political prosecution, brazenly targeted by the Obama administration [because] of his political views".

In response, Bharara acknowledged Trump's right to issue pardons but said "D'Souza intentionally broke the law, voluntarily pled guilty, apologized for his conduct & the judge found no unfairness. The career prosecutors and agents did their job", he said.

A 1983 graduate of Dartmouth, D'Souza served as a policy analyst for the late President Ronald Reagan and as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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The power of the presidential pardon should be used to correct flaws in the criminal justice system.

"Dinesh D'Souza attempted to illegally contribute over $10,000 to a Senate campaign, willfully undermining the integrity of the campaign finance process", wrote Preet Bharara, at the time a U.S. attorney in Manhattan, describing D'Souza's alleged scheme to use straw donors to make contributions to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long in 2012. He was thereafter sentenced to eight months in a halfway house near his home in San Diego and five years of probation.

"Nobody asked me to do it", said Mr. Trump. "Martha Stewart never would have gone to jail if she hadn't gone and testified". "That's the same message he's been sending to Vladimir Putin for the last two years", said David Donnelly, president of the liberal advocacy group Every Voice.

In a book titled The End of Racism: Finding Values in an Age of Technoaffluence, D'Souza said slavery wasn't a racist institution and segregation "represented a compromise on the part of the Southern ruling elite seeking, in part, to protect blacks". He has since become an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump. Here's a look at the pardons President Donald Trump has granted during his presidency: August 25, 2017: Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt-of-court conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case.

- Tim Murphy Premium for subscribers only (@timothypmurphy) May 31, 2018Trump pardons Dinesh D'Souza, another abhorrent, xenophobic racist.

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