Trump Pardons Indian American Conservative Commentator Dinesh D'SouzaHot Buzz

June 01, 2018 04:14
Trump Pardons Indian American Conservative Commentator Dinesh D'Souza

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United States President Donald Trump pardoned Indian-American conservative political commentator, author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who was condemned to five years of trial period for contravening federal campaign laws in 2014.

Trump said D'Souza was served very unjustly.

The president, who never met D'Souza or spoken to him, last night had a telephonic conversation to apprise him about his decision. Turmp said that, he spoke to D'Souza for three minutes and he virtually had an attack.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, D'Souza was in president's opinion, a victim of selective prosecution for violation 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. In light of these facts, the president has determined that Mr D'Souza is fully worthy of this pardon," Sanders said in a statement.

"I've always felt he was very unfairly treated. And a lot of people did, a lot of people did. What should have been a quick minor fine, like everybody else with the election stuff...what they did to him was horrible," Trump said.

D'Souza, 57, a Mumbai born is the author of various The New York Times bestsellers books. In 2012, the movie '2016: Obama's America' which was directed and written by D'Souza, based on his anti-Obama book became the second highest grossing political documentary film produced in U.S.

D'Souza launched a crusade against both Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton.

Being an ample admirer of Trump, in recent video D'Souza ripped apart the false narrative that Democrats are the anti-fascist party which is based on his latest book 'Big Lie.'

The topmost Indian American attorney Preet Bharara opposing the pardon said, "The president has the right to pardon but the facts are these: D'Souza intentionally broke the law, voluntarily pled guilty, apologized for his conduct & the judge found no unfairness. The career prosecutors and agents did their job. Period."

By Sowmya Sangam

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