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Trump Pardons D’Souza, Weighs Doing Same for Martha Stewart

May 31, 2018, 8:56 PM

President Donald Trump issued a full pardon to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, and said he’s considering pardoning Martha Stewart and commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D).

Trump said aboard Air Force One on May 31 that D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to making illegal political contributions to a U.S. Senate campaign, had been unfairly treated and should have faced a “quick minor fine.”

Dinesh D’Souza
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He also said Stewart, the businesswoman famous for her lifestyle brand, had been harshly treated. In 2004, she was sentenced to five-months in prison and five months under house arrest for...

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