Monday, June 04, 2018 by JD Heyes
For the widening majority of Americans who no longer have faith in the Obama-politicized Justice Department, President Donald Trump is doing what he can to restore faith in our governing institutions before it collapses completely.
Last week, the president used his authority to pardon conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza, while considering pardons or commutations of sentence for lifestyle and home merchandising entrepreneur Martha Stewart and former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Trump began with his pardon of D’Souza on Thursday. D’Souza is a best-selling author whose documentaries called out Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as some of the most corrupt political leaders in American history. And for that he was targeted — by Obama’s FBI, which was then led by none other than James Comey.
As reported by NewsTarget, D’Souza said in January that his FBI file, which was obtained by the House Intelligence Committee, shows that Comey’s bureau flagged him as a “critic of Obama” and proceeded to allocate $100,000 to investigate a $20,000 case.
The Pravda media quoted Preet Bharara, a hack Obama federal prosecutor working at the time to build a case against D’Souza, as saying that prosecutors were in the right, D’Souza in the wrong and that he had admitted as much in federal court. But as D’Souza’s file shows, it was a witch hunt all the way — and he let Bharara know in an epic smack-down tweet:
“KARMA IS A BITCH DEPT: @PreetBharara wanted to destroy a fellow Indian American to advance his career. Then he got fired & I got pardoned.”
KARMA IS A BITCH DEPT: @PreetBharara wanted to destroy a fellow Indian American to advance his career. Then he got fired & I got pardoned
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 31, 2018
He also thanked POTUS Trump for his pardon and for reaching out to him via social media.
As for Stewart, NBC News noted regarding the founder of a lifestyle and home merchandising company:
Stewart … was convicted in 2004 on charges related to insider stock trading. Stewart sold stock based on a nonpublic tip she received and avoided a loss on her shares of ImClone Systems, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. She was found guilty at trial on several felony charges, including conspiracy and making false statements to federal investigators, and was sentenced to five months in prison. She was released in 2005.
Stewart’s conviction also involved Comey, as American Thinker notes. At the time, many were extremely critical of Comey’s decision to prosecute her over what amounted to a barrage of charges filed so that something would stick. (Related: Why isn’t serial lawbreaker Rosie O’Donnell being perp walked to a jail cell?)
The Cato Institute’s Gene Healy lambasted Comey’s prosecution of Stewart as being temperamental and political. He wrote in a 2004 column:
James Comey, the federal prosecutor behind the Stewart case, says he went after Stewart ‘not because of who she is but because of what she did.’ But that’s hard to believe given the audacious legal theory Comey used to pursue her.
He noted that Comey never charged Stewart with insider trading:
He claimed that Stewart’s public protestations of innocence were designed to prop up the stock price of her own company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and thus constituted securities fraud.
She was also charged with the process crime of lying to federal investigators (sound familiar) — which Comey never pursued.
Blagojevich was indicted and convicted for trying to “sell” Obama’s U.S. Senate seat which he held until he was elected president in 2008. Blagojevich was also a contestant on Trump’s The Apprentice (he was fired). But POTUS says he never believed that Blagojevich was that guilty, which is why he’s considering commuting his sentence.
The point is, in two of these three cases, Comey and overzealous federal prosecutors were involved, and as a result, miscarriages of justice resulted. Trump now seeks to right those wrongs at the same time that he’s supporting efforts to clean up the DoJ and the FBI. Here’s hoping he’s successful.
Read more about Obama-era corruption at Corruption.news.
J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.