Trump Issues Full Pardon for Conservative Activist Dinesh D’Souza

PARDON ME Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference

Underwood made the remarks to reporters after President Donald Trump announced that he was pardoning conservative loyalist Dinesh D'Souza.

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano said the reason Trump "correctly" said D'Souza was treated "unfairly" is that "historically this has not been treated as a criminal prosecution".

Conservative commentator and best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty in NY.

And the president said he was considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for corruption after he tried to sell the Senate seat vacated by former President Barack Obama. His scheduled release date is 2024.

Experts say Trump's pardon instead looks like a message to Michael Cohen, who is also being investigated for campaign finance fraud.

It was the fifth pardon granted by Mr. Trump in 16 months in office. Trump said on Twitter. "So grateful!" Debbie D'Souza tweeted.

Unfortunately, that "perceived wrong" did not pertain to Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother now serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime and the reported subject of West's meeting with the president.

The Justice Department that would imprison Mr. D'Souza for two years for giving unfair advantage to a friend's political campaign declined to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party for threatening white voters with nightsticks at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008. In an op-ed days later, D'Souza himself called for O'Donnell's arrest and prosecution if she violated campaign finance law like he did.

His star in this vein rose to new heights during the Obama administration, which he cast in his political work as a diabolical anti-colonialist engine created to cripple the United States.

"Nonetheless, he's accepted responsibility and the president thinks it's appropriate that he receive a pardon after community service, paying a fine and doing other things that the judge has required", Shah said.

Filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014, in New Orleans. Federal law limits campaign contributions to $5,000 per individual in an election cycle. Long lost to Democratic Sen. D'Souza said as much as recently as 2017.

Though D'Souza fully admitted to knowingly violating the law, he lashed out at prosecutors at the time, arguing he was being singled out because of his conservative beliefs.

D'Souza is a former policy analyst under President Ronald Reagan and a prolific author well-known for works critical of Obama.

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