After Donald Trump tweeted that he will pardon Dinesh D’Souza the media pundits melted down!
Not only does the President say he will pardon Dinesh D’Souza, but reportedly he is also considering Presidential clemency with Martha Stewart and Governor Rob Blagojevich.
Here’s the typical liberal sneering from MSNBC:
Nothing Trump has done means pardons aren’t available to others. Given his love of trolling the media he probably tweeted about D’Souza just to provoke their predictable meltdown.
Conservatives may be surprised that Rod Blagojevich is being considered for some kind of clemency. While I don’t doubt Blagojevich was corrupt, I don’t know that was really the reason he was prosecuted. Maybe the Obama camp simply wanted to get rid of him because he was an embarrassment or because the assumed it was cheaper to do so than deal with him. This may be a way Donald Trump gets another victory over the last president.
The claim that D’Souza was “treated fairly” is ludicrous.
As the Federalist reported back in 2014, “Prison For D’Souza, Beach Time For Corzine.”
Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws. He was accused of having urged two friends to make $10,000 contributions to a Senate candidate and then reimbursing them.[…]
Now let’s take a look at one Jon Corzine. Who is he? Well, he was CEO of Goldman Sachs, spent $62 million of totally clean (I’m sure) cash buying a Senate seat, brought New Jersey to the brink of fiscal ruin in his sole term as governor, and then ended up implicated in one of the largest scandals in Wall Street history. How big? Oh, like $1.6 billion big. Here’s a link to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission complaint.[…]
You will never, ever, ever, ever believe how Corzine’s story turned out. I mean, if sliding $20K in campaign funds around is a problem, what do you think losing more than $1 billion in customer funds and managing your way into the eighth largest bankruptcy in U.S. history is worth? Did you guess in your wildest dreams that one of Obama’s top bundlers would totally skate?[…]
When Corzine escaped any punishment last year, there was surprisingly little coverage and certainly no outrage in the media — even in a political climate where members of the Democratic Party’s base were calling for the heads of banksters and Goldman Sachs and its alumni, in particular, were being compared to a politically-connected Vampire Squid.