Saying he was treated "very unfairly", President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will pardon conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty four years ago to violating USA campaign finance laws.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas welcomed Trump's announcement that he meant to pardon D'Souza. He also investigated unfounded claims, supported by Mr Trump, questioning Mr Obama's citizenship.
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In 2014, D'Souza was sentenced to five years of probation after he pleaded guilty to violating federal election law by making illegal contributions to a U.S. Senate campaign in the names of others. The president explained that he believed D'Souza had been treated unfairly by the justice system.
FILE PHOTO: Conservative commentator and best-selling author, Dinesh D'Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty in New York, May 20, 2014.
It was not immediately clear who she was referring to, though CNN has previously reported that Blagojevich's conviction has ties to former FBI Director James Comey, who the President abruptly fired past year.
Trump announced one pardon Thursday and said he was considering two others.
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Stewart and Blagojevich both were involved with Trump's "Apprentice" reality TV television show.
The Democratic former governor was convicted on numerous counts of corruption, including for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by Obama and for shaking down a children's hospital.
Trump later shared with reporters aboard Air Force One his thoughts on Blagojevich and Stewart. D'Souza's 2016 film Hillary's America racked up millions in ticket sales from conservative moviegoers.
"President Trump told me he felt I had been treated very unfairly and he felt that I was an important voice for America", D'Souza said.
President Donald Trump indicated Thursday morning he could decide soon whether or not to commute the prison sentence of former IL governor Rod Blagojevich. Trump and Comey have traded barbs on Twitter and in public comments for the past year. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former Vice President Dick Cheney's onetime chief of staff, who was convicted in 2007 of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame.
From the beginning, D'Souza has argued the charges brought against him were politically motivated and used as a way to stifle his political activism against the Obama administration and the Left. And yet D'Souza is such a contemptible, easily mocked human being that it's hard not to laugh at the constant and well-deserved dunkings that he's always on the wrong end of.
Trump last week posthumously pardoned boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, who was jailed a century ago because of his relationship with a white woman. The origin of the pardon dates back hundreds of years to English monarchy, said Steven Schwinn, an expert in constitutional law and a professor at the John Marshall Law School.