Donald Trump may pardon ‘biggest fan’ Martha Stewart

PARDON ME Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference

Trump pardons Dinesh D’Souza, conservative agitator who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud

After announcing earlier today that he would pardon conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, Trump said he also is considering a pardon for Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojovich.

The New York Times, in a scathing editorial on Trump's pardon of D'Souza, said the president "uses whatever power he has to attack the people he feels have wronged him, and he will do what he feels he must protect himself".

Patrick Fitzgerald, who is now a member of Comey's legal team, served as a USA attorney when Blagojevich was arrested in 2008 and said at the time that the then-governor had engaged in "what we can only describe as a political corruption crime spree".

Stewart was on probation for two years, including five months of house arrest.

Blagojevich is now almost halfway through serving his 14-year sentence after being found guilty of 18 felony charges, including wire fraud, extortion, bribery and conspiracy. But prosecutors say he used his powers as governor to shake people down for campaign contributions, including a children's hospital.

All the cases have involved public figures or received media attention - from Scooter Libby to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Fitzgerald, in yet another twist, was appointed as special prosecutor by none other than James Comey.

Blagojevich and Stewart also appeared on versions of Trump's former reality show "The Apprentice".

EA Sports ran Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 World Cup simulation
EA Sports predicted that France would win a third World Cup title this year. Each tournament year, EA SPORTS release a special mode for the World Cup.

And in late May, Mr. Trump granted a full pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson, who was convicted and imprisoned for 10 months for a Mann Act violation in 1913.

On Thursday, D'Souza said former US President Barack Obama and "his stooges" had tried to "extinguish" his American dream and destroy his faith in America, but Trump's gesture had "fully restored both". This was more or less the thesis of his 2012 documentary, 2016: Obama's America, which proved immensely popular with some conservative audiences.

D'Souza had pleaded guilty in federal court for using a straw donor to making illegal campaign contribution a 2012 Senate campaign.

"President Trump is undermining the rule of law by pardoning a political supporter who is an unapologetic convicted felon", Underwood said of D'Souza.

By considering a Martha Stewart pardon, President Donald Trump may be trying to set a precedent that lying under oath should not be punished as harshly as she was, according to an entertainment lawyer.

D'Souza came in for criticism recently for a tweet mocking student survivors of the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs", D'Souza wrote at the time. D'Souza eventually discarded his more classically liberal conservatism for a caustic and conspiratorial strain of rhetoric. Scott, who is running for U.S. Senate, has not yet decided whether he will attend.

Latest News