President Trump announced Thursday that he was granting a pardon to conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
“Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!” the president tweeted.
Mr. D’Souza was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution in 2014.
He pleaded guilty to giving $20,000 to New York politician Wendy Long and was sentenced to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house and paid a $30,000 fine.
It was the fifth pardon granted by Mr. Trump in 16 months in office.
He pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for contempt of court; Kristian Mark Saucier for unauthorized retention of defense information; Lewis “Scooter” Libby for obstruction of justice and perjury; and boxing legend Jack Johnson for violating transporting a white woman across state lines.
Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!...