President Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that he’ll give a full pardon to conservative author and documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to a campaign finance violation.
“Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “He was treated very unfairly by our government!”
In 2014, D’Souza was sentenced to five years of probation and a $30,000 fine after admitting he had arranged toin the New York Senate race to candidate Wendy Long, who ultimately lost to Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.
D’Souza made the anti-Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” which was condemned by many critics, but has become one of the most successful political documentaries ever released, grossing more than $32 million.
This is President Trump’s fifth pardon since taking office. He has also granted one commutation of sentence.
CBS News’ Mark Knoller contributed to this report.
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