Thursday, 31 May 2018

President Trump pardons writer Dinesh D'Souza

President Donald Trump has issued a pardon to conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza, who was convicted in 2014 of violating campaign finance laws.

D'Souza, 57, was found guilty of making an illegal campaign contribution of $20,000 (£15,000) to a New York politician.

He was sentenced to five years of probation for violating federal campaign law after admitting the crime.

D'Souza "was treated very unfairly by our government", Mr Trump tweeted.

"Mr D'Souza accepted responsibility for his actions, and also completed community service by teaching English to citizens and immigrants seeking citizenship," said a White House statement from spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Thursday.
"In light of these facts, the President has determined that Mr D'Souza is fully worthy of this pardon."

As he signed the order, Mr Trump told reporters that he spoke to D'Souza by phone last night, adding that "he almost had a heart attack" when the president told him of his decision.

SKY      News.

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