"What should have been a quick minor fine, like everybody else with the election stuff", Trump told reporters on Air Force One. His scheduled release date is 2024.
On Thursday, D'Souza thanked Trump in Twitter posts that also slammed Bharara.
"He nearly had a heart attack", Trump said. "So grateful!" Debbie D'Souza tweeted.
D'Souza also personally contributed $10,000 to the campaign of Republican Wendy Long, who ran unsuccessfully for Senate in NY in 2012. Eight months of the first year was to be served in a community confinement center.
Unfortunately, that "perceived wrong" did not pertain to Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother now serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime and the reported subject of West's meeting with the president.
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Many doubted that he would play well with Paul after the point guard was acquired in a trade with the Clippers. We thought we had it". "If they get blown out both games, it doesn't matter what we say".
The official White House statement on D'Souza's pardon said he was, in the President's opinion, "a victim of selective prosecution for violations of campaign finance laws".
The reprieve of Arpaio, who was convicted of federal misdemeanor criminal contempt after a judge found he had defied a court order to stop targeting Latinos with sweeps of suspected undocumented immigrants, renewed criticism of the president's handling of racially charged issues, Bloomberg reported. The President is handing these things out like political party favors.
D'Souza waited to "the last possible moment" prior to trial before admitting guilt, the government said, and then went on television shows and the internet to say he was "selectively" targeted for prosecution, and had little choice but to plead guilty.
At the time, the legal limit for an individual contribution was $5,000. Long ended up losing the 2012 race to incumbent Democratic Sen.
The decision sent shockwaves through the political world - D'Souza has for decades thrived as an incendiary mouthpiece for a hardline fringe faction of the American right.
D'Souza is a former policy analyst under President Ronald Reagan and a prolific author well-known for works critical of Obama.