aying he was treated “very unfairly,” President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will pardon conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty four years ago to violating US campaign finance laws.
“Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today,” Trump tweeted. “He was treated very unfairly by our government!”
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
Don’t stand near a liberal today. Heads will be exploding everywhere. https://t.co/HSdyFhbUSV
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 31, 2018
— overpasses4America (@o4america) May 31, 2018
D’Souza, 57, an outspoken critic of former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, was fined $30,000 and sentenced in September 2014 to five years of probation for making illegal campaign contributions, reports the Washington Times.
The Republican pundit and provocateur pleaded guilty to attempting to donate $20,000 to a Senate campaign through straw donors by offering to reimburse associates who sent in the money.
D’Souza also personally contributed $10,000 to the campaign of Republican Wendy Long, who ran unsuccessfully for Senate in New York in 2012.
At the time, the legal limit for an individual contribution was $5,000.
D’Souza told Fox News that Trump called him on Wednesday to tell him he would be pardoned.
“I am thrilled and relieved and elated and as an immigrant in America, my American dream has been under something of a cloud, so I’m very relieved to have that cloud lifted,” D’Souza told Fox News.
“President Trump told me he felt I had been treated very unfairly and he felt that I was an important voice for America,” D’Souza said. “He wanted to clean my record and adhere to continue doing what I’m doing.”
Meanwhile, the leftist propaganda rag The Atlantic spewed out this headline “Trump Is Weaponizing the Pardon Power” with the first line in their whining diatribe “The president has taken a prerogative intended to temper justice with mercy, and turned it into an instrument of the culture war.”
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
May 31st, 2018