Published: Fri, June 01, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Trump pardons conservative, says lifestyle maven Stewart may be next

Trump pardons conservative, says lifestyle maven Stewart may be next

D'Souza also spoke out on Twitter Thursday when President Trump made the announcement about his pardon. "And he's a powerful voice for freedom, systematically dismantling the lies of the Left-which is why they hate him". Trump fired Bharara soon after becoming president. Stone has claimed that the counsel is investigating his personal life and business affairs because he has no evidence of collusion. Though he claims that decision was not because of Comey's investigation into collusion between Russian Federation officials and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the commander-in-chief told NBC News in May that he considered "this Russian Federation thing" before firing.

Mueller in recent weeks has issued subpoenas to two of Stone's associates.

Saying 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 U.S. campaign finance laws. "He was treated very unfairly by our government!" the president tweeted Thursday morning.

A federal judge sentenced D'Souza to five years of probation with eight months in a community confinement center after he admitted to having "straw donors" donate thousands of dollars to New York Republican Wendy Long, a longtime acquaintance of his who was running for Senate in 2012.

By considering a Martha Stewart pardon, President Donald Trump may be trying to set a precedent that lying under oath should not be punished as harshly as she was, according to an entertainment lawyer.

"If you look at what he said he said something to the effect like what do I get", Trump said.

D'Souza thanked those who urged Trump to pardon him, and took a swipe at Preet Bharara, the USA attorney who prosecuted him. "D'Souza intentionally broke the law, voluntarily pled guilty, apologised for his conduct [and] the judge found no unfairness", he tweeted.

Trump tells reporters that Blagojevich said something dumb but that "lots of politicians" do and thinks his sentence is excessive.

"He's being fearless and courageous", he said, referring to the D'Souza pardon. "The career prosecutors and agents did their job". "I got to tell you man-to-man you've been screwed, '" D'Souza told "Fox & Friends" on Friday. "The framers introduced the separation of powers that we have in our Constitution and they designed the pardon power as a check on the legislative and judicial authorities".

Last August, Trump pardoned Arpaio less than a month after his conviction for criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling of Hispanics.

D'Souza's 2010 book "The Roots of Obama's Rage" was made into a film, "2016: Obama's America", which was popular with conservative groups.

His tweets about the Parkland students have been sharply criticized by some Florida Republicans, including Gov. Rick Scott. "Martha Stewart never would have gone to jail if she hadn't gone and testified".

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