Conservative Crank Dinesh D'Souza To Be Pardoned By Donald Trump

Minnie Murray
May 31, 2018

He's also a prominent Christian activist; he used to be the president of a Christian college but resigned after he became engaged to one woman while still married to another.

"Dinesh D'Souza was convicted of one of the crimes Michael Cohen is under investigation for, campaign finance fraud", Joyce Vance, a former US attorney, tweeted.

And despite the fact that he leads the government, Trump has complained that the government treats him unfairly, too.

The filmmaker, author and speaker was sentenced in September 2014 in federal court in NY to five years of probation after he admitted making illegal contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in NY.

Last week, Trump issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case.

President Trump hugs Jordan McLinn, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, after signing the "Right to Try" act Wednesday.

During his plea hearing, D'Souza admitted how he "knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids".

"Dinesh D'Souza, who did a very big movie criticizing the president, is now being prosecuted by this Administration", he said.

An immigrant from India, D'Souza has published books fervently defending America, Christianity, and the Western tradition.

President Trump announced Thursday that he was granting a pardon to conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza. On Thursday, he told reporters that he is also considering a pardon for Martha Stewart, who served time for conspiracy and lying to federal investigators but has been free for more than a decade. The judge said D'Souza had shown the court no evidence that he was targeted.

He has previously launched campaigns against both Obama and the then-presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The career prosecutors and agents did their job.

Shah would not say whether Trump took this action based on any type of recommendation from the Department of Justice's pardon attorney, instead saying the president coordinated with the White House counsel. Most pardons are merciful.

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