Trump announced today that he would offer a full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza, author and filmmaker. D’Souza was indicted in 2012 on charges that he violated campaign finance laws through the illegal use of straw donors, who contributed $20,000 to a candidate for New York Senate, which D’Souza then reimbursed. D’Souza pled guilty to the money laundering scheme and was sentenced to five years of probation and received a $30,000 fine for his violation of federal candidate contribution limits.
Much like Trump’s pardon of former Sherriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted for criminal contempt, this pardon is an impeachable offense and a blatant abuse of power. Trump continues to undermine the foundation of our democracy by providing immunity in exchange for personal loyalty.
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