Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

President Trump Plans Pardon for Dinesh D'Souza. Who Is He?

President Trump Plans Pardon for Dinesh D'Souza. Who Is He?

Trump tweeted Thursday: "Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today". "He was treated very unfairly by our government!"

D'Souza is in the process of serving five years probation for illegally using straw donors to support Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long in 2012.

In 2012, his movie "2016: Obama's America's" which was based on his anti-Obama book had become the second-highest-grossing political documentary film produced in the US.

Trump also said he might commute the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat convicted of corruption charges, and was considering pardoning a woman convicted of a drug-related charge after reality TV star Kim Kardashian discussed the case with him on Wednesday.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood on Thursday repeated her office's call on lawmakers to change state law in order to ensure individuals pardoned by President Donald Trump could still face legal consequences. "I can not believe how stupid I was, how careless, and how irresponsible", D'Souza wrote in a statement to the judge.

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

D'Souza has argued that he was unfairly treated by the Obama administration.

In 2014, he was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution of $20,000 to a politician based in NY.

Before pleading guilty, D'Souza claimed he was targeted for federal prosecution because of his anti-Obama views. "In light of these facts, the President has determined that Mr. D'Souza is fully worthy of this pardon", the statement said.

"I knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids", D'Souza had said at his plea hearing. Eight months of the first year was to be served in a community confinement center.

For comparison, at the same point in their presidencies, "former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton had not issued any pardons", Rascoe writes.

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

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