Trump pardons conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza

Trump considering pardoning Martha Stewart, commuting Rod Blagojevich sentence

President Trump announced Thursday that he would pardon conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty to a felony related to campaign finance violations in 2014. D’Souza made $20,000 in illegal contributions to a New York Senate candidate, and was sentenced to five years of probation and several months in a confinement center. Trump tweeted that D’Souza “was treated very unfairly by our government!” D’Souza is known for making ferociously partisan and unfounded allegations against former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Also on Thursday, Trump said he was considering commuting the 14-year corruption sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) and issuing a presidential pardon to Martha Steward, who was convicted on charges related to insider trading in 2004.

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