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Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Campaign Donations

From an unfazed Reuters:

Dinesh D’Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law

By Jonathan Stempel | January 23, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Perhaps they hope to put him Nakoula Nakoula’s old cell. (The man who made that twenty minute YouTube clip that the Obama administration blamed for Benghazi.) But has anyone ever heard of the crime of “arranging excessive campaign contributions” before? Isn’t that what some people do for a living?

The candidate was Wendy Long, a Republican who sought to unseat Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand as New York’s junior senator in 2012, according to a person familiar with the case.

A lawyer for D’Souza said his actions were “at worst,” an act of misguided friendship.

D’Souza was charged in an indictment made public on Thursday with one count of making illegal contributions in the names of others and one count of causing false statements to be made.

The indictment said D’Souza directed individuals to contribute a total $20,000 to the campaign of an unnamed Senate candidate in 2012 and then reimbursed them for their contributions.

Even if true, isn’t this common practice among the Democrats? For instance, does anyone remember the ‘Hill Raiser’ Norman Hsu? Hsu “bundled” hundreds of thousands of dollars for Hillary’s campaign. (The Hillary campaign promised to return $850,000 raised by him, but we’re not sure they ever did.)

Hsu also raised money for Obama, and untold millions of dollars for the Democrat Party. Much of this money was donated via dummy contributors such as Chinese busboys, to hide the fact that it was from Hsu.

For the record, Hsu is in jail. But he is serving a sentence for mail fraud and running a ponzi scheme, for which he had been charged long before he became a Democrat ‘bundler.’ In fact, while Hsu has been indicted for campaign fraud, but he seems to be still contesting that charge. So I’m not sure if he has yet to serve a day for his campaign fraud.

And Hsu is just one shining Democrat example. — Besides, there really is no comparison. D’Souza’s alleged violations are ’rounding errors’ by comparison. Chump change. 

Federal law in 2012 limited primary and general election campaign contributions to $2,500 each, for a total of $5,000, from any individual to any one candidate.

“As we have long said, this office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said in a statement released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bharara is an appointee of President Barack Obama.

But it’s just a coincidence. The FBI goes after everyone who might have given more than $5,000 to a candidate. The newspapers are full of such stories. (Not.)

Born in Mumbai, India, D’Souza, 52, is a former policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and has been affiliated with conservative organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

He also directed a 2012 film critical of Obama, “2016: Obama’s America,” and has written books including “The End of Racism,” “Life After Death: The Evidence” and “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.”

D’Souza’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement there was no quid pro quo, nor did D’Souza have any knowledge that campaign finance rules might have been broken.

“Mr. D’Souza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever. He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza,” Brafman said…

In late 2012, D’Souza resigned his post as president of King’s College, a small Christian college in New York City, after admitting he had become engaged to a woman even though he was legally married, although separated from his wife. He has been an outspoken defender of traditional marriage…

What a hypocrite, huh! Apparently, there are no crimes too low for him.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Campaign Donations”

  1. untrainable says:

    Most hilarious comment of the day (so far)
    “As we have long said, this office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” – The U.S. Attorney for Manhattan.
    How stupid do they think we are?

  2. Petronius says:

    “There we have the progressive cat, a great brute of an animal, clear out of the bag.”
    – Evelyn Waugh

    In case you haven’t got the message yet, let me spell it out for you: Going, going, gone.

    Yes, that’s the regime’s message. That is the message from our Chicago Bolshevik thugocracy. And despite the profound silence–despite the overt complicity–of the drive-by media, the message has been heard loud and clear from coast to coast and border to border:

    Going, going, gone.

    “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends.”

    Ah, yes. Going, going, gone.

    He’s got ‘em on the list –– he’s got ‘em on the list;
    And they’ll none of ‘em be missed –– they’ll none of ‘em be missed.
    – song of KoKo, the Lord High Executioner, from The Mikado

    Going, going, gone.

    First they came for the Wall Street fat cats and corporate jet owners, and I did not speak out. Then they came for the bankers and AIG executives. Then for the GM bondholders and Chrysler dealers. Then for Joe the Plumber. Then S&P. Then the Supreme Court and the Immigration Judges. Then Sgt. James Crowley and that notorious white Hispanic whathizzname. Then Katy Abram. Then Becky Gerritson the Wetumpka, Alabama, housewife. Then for Marianne Chiffelle, aged survivor of a WW2 Japanese prison camp. And then for the rest of the Tea Party. Then the Christians, Billy Graham, Dr. Ben Carson, and the Little Sisters of the Poor. Then Dr Anne Hendershott, James Rosen, Fox News, and Sharyl Attkisson. Then cancer patient Bill Elliott. Then Gov. Bob McDonnell. Then the Hollywood conservatives. Then James O’Keefe and Project Veritas. Then Dinesh D’Souza.

    So welcome, comrades, to the Soviet Republic of the United States. Yes, we’re all Scooter Libby now.

    Dissent will not be tolerated. It’s “a zero tolerance approach.” Going, going, gone.

    “All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.”
    – Nietzsche, “The Genealogy of Morals”

    And so the regime has to double down on punishment.

    Going, going, gone.

    Yes, there is a Truth & Reconciliation Commission waiting for each of us. And eventually a deep hole in Katyn, Kurapaty, Bykivnia, Butovo, or some other cold, dark forest someplace else.

    Yes, we’re all ham sandwiches now. We’re all Edward Snowden.

    Going, going, gone.

    It’s time we revisited our definition of tyranny:

    tyranny –– having the sole power to decide whether one has the right to act or not act, unconstrained by the Constitution, the courts, ancient custom, the States, an opposition party, or against the will or consent of the people and their representatives in Congress.

    (Actually this latest arrest is merely the government’s spontaneous reaction to a hateful and offensive video. Yes, certainly that must be it! I stand corrected. But isn’t irony ironic? Here we are in “Obama’s America” and it’s not even 2016 yet! Amazing stuff.)

  3. GetBackJack says:

    The day the worm turns is going to be epic …

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