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Trump pardons Dinesh D’Souza, conservative agitator who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud

The United States Constitution gives the president the ability to "grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States".

In April, Mr Trump pardoned Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was chief of staff to former vice president Dick Cheney and was convicted in 2007 of lying in an investigation into the unmasking of a Central Intelligence Agency agent. It's absolutely not amusing that Trump pardoned this guy.

Blagojevich is now almost halfway through serving his 14-year sentence after being found guilty of 18 felony charges, including wire fraud, extortion, bribery and conspiracy.

The White House later issued an official statement saying D'Souza was, "in the president's opinion, a victim of selective prosecution" - an opinion that was roundly rejected by a federal judge when D'Souza was sentenced. He said previous pardons for former Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby fall into the same category. Trump's picks so far, however, appear to be for people he knows whose cases have not been investigated by the office, Morison said.

DiGenova, the former federal prosecutor, told LifeZette that going through the formal process is useful for low-profile cases but unnecessary for well-known cases with extensive records. I got to tell you man-to-man you've been screwed, '" D'Souza told "Fox & Friends in an interview.

In 2014, then-U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara charged D'Souza with using "straw donors" to contribute funds to Wendy Long, a Republican who ran for Senate in NY against Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand in 2012.

D'Souza, who made the documentary "2016: Obama's America", had claimed he was selectively prosecuted, but the judge said he had produced no evidence of this. A former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, Libby was convicted of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of the covert identity of a Central Intelligence Agency officer. "The career prosecutors and agents did their job".

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"Trump's latest pardon makes crystal clear his willingness to use his pardon power to thwart the cause of justice, rather than advance it".

D'Souza has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump.

D'Souza retweeted Mr Trump's tweet but did not comment otherwise.

D'Souza, Blagojevich and Stewart had been convicted of such crimes as campaign-finance violations or lying to investigators-charges similar to those brought against Flynn, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and other Trump associates indicted in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's Russian Federation investigation.

Martha Stewart was prosecuted by Comey when he was U.S. attorney attorney for the Southern District of NY.

As he left Washington to fly to Texas, Trump tweeted: "Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today". The students had lost 17 classmates and teachers in a shooting that month. In another tweet, he wrote "Adults 1, kids 0". Despite the backlash, D'Souza is scheduled to speak at a two-day event being put on next month by the Republican Party of Florida.

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