Trump pardons conservative author Dinesh D'Souza, Martha Stewart could be next

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

Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza expressed gratitude to President Trump for announcing a full pardon over his 2014 conviction on a campaign finance violation.

Hours earlier, Trump said on Twitter that he will pardon conservative commentator and Obama critic Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.

And the president said he was considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was sentenced to more than a decade in prison for corruption after he tried to sell the Senate seat vacated by former President Barack Obama.

The Republican president then told reporters on a flight to Houston he was also considering a pardon for Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements in an insider-trading probe. "He said that, 'I got to tell you man-to-man, you've been screwed, ' " Mr. D'Souza recalled.

Roseanne Barr Blames Michelle Obama For The Cancellation Of Her ABC Show!
Barr compared Jarrett to " Planet of the Apes " and the Muslim Brotherhood, then claimed she was just joking. And then some sarcasm (and a third-person reference): "Gee, he never called President Donald J.

Mr. Trump also commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of what was America's largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant. Trump and Stewart later had a falling out, leading to public quarrels between the two reality stars. 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. The prosecutor in the case, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan, was an Obama appointee. "Giuliani mentioned her case when discussing why they refuse an interview".

The official said Trump has prioritized actions that have personally affected him - noting he's been particularly drawn to cases where he believes there was political motivation to the prosecutions. "Those are suggesting that his view of those offenses is that they are not offenses worthy of meting out punishment".

"What he did does not justify 18 years in jail", Trump said. D'Souza retweeted Trump's tweet but did not comment otherwise.

Other government watchdogs raised Trump's first pardon, issued last August to former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Andrew Lincoln to Leave The Walking Dead With Season 9
Lauren Cohan , who plays Maggie, is only contracted to appear in six episodes in Season 9, which is now in production. Lincoln is only set to appear in six episodes of The Walking Dead Season 9 , according to Collider .

Also pardoned was former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

As part of his guilty plea, D'Souza admitted that he "knew what he was doing was wrong and something the law forbids", the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY said in a statement. "The career prosecutors and agents did their job".

The surprise pardon comes as the the Trump administration pushes criminal justice reform.

D'Souza will be the latest in a string of high-profile recipients of pardons that Trump has offered since taking office.

USA following through on 25 percent Chinese tariff
The White House announcement said Tuesday it also would impose curbs on Chinese investment and purchases of high-tech exports. Yet if the two sides can't come to an agreement on the outline of the talks, Ross' trip could be scuttled, The Journal said.

D'Souza, who came to the U.S. as a student from Mumbai and went on to work in the Reagan White House, pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws in 2012 by using "straw donors" to contribute more money than allowed to the campaign of Wendy Long, a Republican who was running for the NY state Senate.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spain Defender Carvajal Likely to Miss World Cup
May 31, 2018 - 20:48
You go to a final to win it, and if you don't you feel like you failed. It's either the collarbone or the shoulder. I still hope it's not like this.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla Model 3 software update earns Consumer Reports' approval
May 31, 2018 - 20:41
But Consumer Reports still has concerns over wind noise, a stiff ride, and the touch-screen controls that could distract a driver. Last week, after CR's road test was published, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the firm would fix the issue "within days".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump backs Roseanne in Twitter race row
May 31, 2018 - 20:40
In a tweet posted just after midnight ET, which has since been deleted, Barr wrote , "guys I did something unforgivable [sic] so do not defend me".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 54% of people approve of new National Football League kneeling policy
May 31, 2018 - 20:33
Members of Congress found a partisan divide over the NFL's new policy on players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem. Though he has stopped taking a knee, Reid vowed to continue protesting injustice.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bethesda Announces Fallout: 76
May 31, 2018 - 20:25
It seems that the stream's 150,000 viewers can now rejoice, as the publisher has announced Fallout 76 . The titular Vault 76 has previously been mentioned but never seen in previous Fallout games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says talks with North Korea going 'very well'
May 31, 2018 - 20:08
But the authors of the study say time is also needed to assuage North Korea's security concerns. Trump said he was hopeful that his meeting with Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweets
May 30, 2018 - 18:25
I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power. Her tweet yesterday about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was a lapse too revolting to be ignored.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arkady Babchenko reported killed in Ukraine appears alive
May 30, 2018 - 18:24
He had served in the Russian army during the two wars in Chechnya in 1990s and became one of Russia's best-known war reporters. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded by denouncing the Ukrainian accusations, calling the killing a "tragedy".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New Couple Alert? Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Spent Memorial Day Weekend Together
May 30, 2018 - 18:24
Priyanka and Nick have been painting the town red together, and spent the Memorial Day weekend with each other. Priyanka and Nick were talking really closely and were very smiley and very happy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel and Palestinians trade fire on Gaza border amid cease-fire talk
May 30, 2018 - 17:15
Egypt , which shares a border with both Gaza and Israel, stepped in and convinced Palestinian militant groups to accept a truce. A Palestinian during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Golden Knights' epic intro for first Stanley Cup Final game
May 30, 2018 - 16:29
A big body presence; the mobility that we haven't seen from him probably since he's been in his first three years in the league. The Vegas Golden Knights made sure they left an impression with theirs, however excessive it may have been. "Oh, man.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top `Solo' Tops `Deadpool 2' at Weekend Box Office
May 29, 2018 - 15:23
Fortunately, the large majority of concerns regarding the project were appeased when Solo flew into theaters. This second standalone Star Wars anthology film hasn't performed as well as was expected.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pompeo alien to diplomacy and Iranian nuclear program
May 29, 2018 - 13:45
And we were given the impression that they for their part are to continue to safeguard the agreement. Italy signed a six billion dollar investment with Iran at the beginning of this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hamilton: Monaco needs to be changed
May 29, 2018 - 13:30
After crashing in FP3 yesterday, Verstappen couldn't participate in qualifying and started the race in the last row. Nico Hulkenberg ( Renault ) and Max Verstappen ( Red Bull ) finished in eighth and ninth positions respectively.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China slams U.S. warships in South China Sea as 'a provocation'
May 29, 2018 - 12:34
If anyone gets the natural resources in the Western Philippines Sea, South China Sea, he will go to war. Trump's cancellation of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has put further strain on U.S.