May 31, 2018
Trump has pardoned Dinesh D'Souza
President Trump has issued a full pardon, to controversial conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pled guilty in 2014 to a felony charge of illegally making contributions to a California Senate campaign.
D'Souza recently drew backlash after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting when he suggested that the students' grief was "politically orchestrated" and "phony & inauthentic." In a statement, following Trump's tweet, the White House said "D’Souza was, in the President’s opinion, a victim of selective prosecution for violations of campaign finance laws."