D'Souza is a major Trump supporter and has created a number of right-wing propaganda films that help generate conservative conspiracy theories. The two spoke for almost three minutes, according to the President.
Trump said he only knew D'Souza from TV and reading his works.
"Mr. D'Souza accepted responsibility for his actions, and also completed community service by teaching English to citizens and immigrants seeking citizenship". D'Souza said as much as recently as 2017.
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One day after meeting with Kim Kardashian West to discuss prison reform, Donald Trump on Thursday used his presidential pardon powers to right a perceived wrong in the US criminal justice system. He added that "plenty of other politicians could have said a lot worse". One Breitbart News story from 2015 compared his sentencing - he spent eight months in a halfway house and was required to attend counseling in lieu of jail - to Maoism.
D'Souza was indicted in 2014 for violations of campaign finance laws. "Please accept this letter as my effort to correct the record Dinesh created by his false and misleading submissions to the Court regarding me, the extent and nature of his criminal conduct, and my relationship with our daughter, Danielle D'Souza".
He has previously launched campaigns against both Obama and the then-presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. He had been sharply critical of Obama, whose administration prosecuted him. He also once argued that Adolf Hitler was not "anti-gay".
Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News.
Last August, Trump pardoned Arpaio less than a month after his conviction for criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling of Hispanics.
Traditionally, pardon petitions are vetted by the pardon attorney before they land on the president's desk.
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"Obama's political prosecution null and void", she added. D'Souza never served prison time. The career prosecutors and agents did their job.
President Trump signed legislation Wednesday aimed at helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments, calling it a "fundamental freedom" that will offer hope and save lives.
D'Souza resigned as president of the Christian-affiliated King's College after he was spotted entering a hotel with a woman who was not his wife, from whom he had been separated. Most pardons are merciful.
Cohen reportedly could be facing charges for bank fraud and other crimes in connection to his work with Trump.
"Stupid question", Trump responded.
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