Kirsters Baish| President Trump made a major announcement yesterday, which had conservatives all over ecstatic. He announced that he would officially be pardoning conservative political commentator Dinesh D’Souza.
Fox News reports:
President Trump on Thursday pardoned conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution in 2014.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) to Dinesh D’Souza, an accomplished author, lecturer, and scholar,” said a statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. “Mr. D’Souza was, in the President’s opinion, a victim of selective prosecution for violations of campaign finance laws. Mr. D’Souza accepted responsibility for his actions, and also completed community service by teaching English to citizens and immigrants seeking citizenship.”
President Trump made the right decision. It’s truly disgusting to think about the fact that the government did everything they could in order to ruin this man’s life for such a minor offense. The poor guy was completely railroaded.
The conservative commentator/author issued a response to President Trump’s pardon via Twitter.
The Washington Examiner reported that when Dinesh D’Souza was slapped with the campaign finance fraud charges, Preet Bharara was serving as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 2014, D’Souza plead guilty to the federal charge “of making illegal campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate.” However, D’Souza also stated that Bharara along with other federal prosecutors pushed him to plead guilty. It was not by his own volition.
“Bharara & his goons bludgeoned me into the plea by threatening to add a second redundant charge carrying a prison term of FIVE YEARS,” D’Souza wrote on Twitter, in response to a tweet Bharara sent out.
Thank God President Trump fired Bharara. He just seems like an overall bad person. It’s also great to see President Trump making things right for Dinesh D’Souza.
President Trump was proud to pardon D’Souza:
Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018
D’Souza went on to tweet again later in the day yesterday, thanking President Trump:
Obama & his stooges tried to extinguish my American dream & destroy my faith in America. Thank you @realDonaldTrump for fully restoring both
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 31, 2018
Take a look at the Fox News report in which Dinesh D’Souza speaks about being pardoned by President Trump: