Fox News: Dinesh D'Souza on pardon by President Trump

Originally posted at Fox News Insider.

Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza expressed gratitude to President Trump for announcing a full pardon over his 2014 conviction on a campaign finance violation.

Trump announced the move Thursday morning, agreeing with D’Souza’s long-held belief that he was singled out by the Obama administration in retaliation for his movie 2016: Obama’s America.

D’Souza said Friday on “Fox & Friends” that Trump called him on the phone and told him, “I gotta tell you man to man: you got screwed” and that a “great injustice had been done.”

D’Souza pleaded guilty in 2014 to making an illegal campaign contribution to New York politician Wendy Long’s 2012 Senate campaign, allegedly going over the contribution limit by directing other donors to give to her and repaying them. He was sentenced to five years of probation and eight months in a halfway house, and paid a $30,000 fine.

D’Souza called it a “vindictive political hit” by then-President Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder and former New York federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, which was intended to destroy his career. D’Souza recalled that Obama was “raging” about the movie.

“These guys decided to make an example of me,” he argued, disputing Bharara’s contention Thursday that the prosecution was justified.

D’Souza said there isn’t a single case of someone being indicted or being incarcerated for the violations he committed. He said he was forced to plead guilty to avoid a second charge and a potential lengthy prison sentence if he went to trial and was found guilty on both counts.

“This kind of legal bludgeoning tactic is used not only against the guilty, but against the innocent,” he said, explaining that the pardon will give him back his right to vote.

“I’m very grateful to President Trump for giving me my [full] rights back.”

Read more at Fox News Insider.

 

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7 Comments

  • Patrick Wheelon says:

    June 1, 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Justice took some time but I am so happy the President made this decision. Thank you Mr. D’Souza for your patriotism!

    • Barbara Temple says:

      June 2, 2018 at 5:26 PM

      I’m so happy for you, Dinesh!

  • Linda says:

    June 4, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    A big congrats to Dinesh! Great of President Trump to do this.

  • Dan Knight says:

    June 4, 2018 at 8:48 PM

    Well … I went to Sams Club today in McKinney Texas … and I went over the speed limit.

    According to Lietard-nazis, I should be destroyed since I am anti-hate, anti-racism, and anti-bigotry, and speeding is a crime.

    Preet Bharara should be investigated for malicious prosecution – as we already know this was a politically motivated case of SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT and Make An Example Of Him tyranny.

  • David Kachel says:

    June 4, 2018 at 10:31 PM

    Now what I want to see, Dinesh, is YOU taking YOUR turn and making all their lives a living hell. In particular, please bring down the Obamas and the Clintons. Also, I believe that you and a certain clandestine video maker might make the perfect tag team.

  • Florida Jim says:

    June 5, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    This is an answer to our prayers. Dinesh is a National Hero
    “D’Souza called it a “vindictive political hit” by then-President Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder and former New York federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, which was intended to destroy his career. D’Souza recalled that Obama was “raging” about the movie.

    “These guys decided to make an example of me,” he argued, disputing Bharara’s contention Thursday that the prosecution was justified.”
    Preet Bharara and Eric Holder are two very wicked rotten Justice Department officials they should be jailed for their wickedness.

  • Rob says:

    June 5, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    Great Mr. D’Souza. Always knew you were railroaded. Sad times under Pres. Obama’s corruption, it will take years to correct. The alphabet fake media hasn’t made a peep about pumpkinhead’s election donation crimes, or Holder’s, or Lorett’s, or Obama’s, or Clinton family, or Comey’s, or…… what the hell, the entire government is a crap hole that makes Venezuela look honest. I just hold my nose when I’m near politicians.
    Love your movies and talks, keep up the good work.
    Health and Happiness, Rob