Trump pardons Indian-American media person Dinesh D’Souza

Dinesh D'Souza was convicted of making illegal contributions to a Republican Party candidate for Senate

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US President Donald Trump has decided to pardon Dinesh D’Souza, a controversial conservative Indian-American media personality, who was convicted of making illegal contributions to a Republican Party candidate for Senate. Trump tweeted on Thursday, “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government.”

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He is known for stirring controversy with his angry rhetoric. He was fined $30,000 and sentenced to five years of probation and eight months of overnight detention in a so-called halfway house. Bharara defended his role tweeting, “D’Souza intentionally broke the law, voluntarily pleaded guilty, apologized for his conduct & the judge found no unfairness.”

Republican Senator welcomed the D’Souza’s pardon, tweeting, “Dinesh was the subject of a political prosecution, brazenly targeted by the Obama administration bc (because) of his political views.”

D’Souza’s book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, which claimed that Obama was furthering the anti-colonial ideology to run down the US, was later made into a film. He also produced a scathing documentary on Clinton, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.

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Bharara had also prosecuted Rajat Gupta, Raj Rajaratnam and Mathew Martoma for insider trading on Wall Street, and had Indian diplomat Devyani arrested.