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Conservative Who Targeted Obama Indicted

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York today announced the indictment of Dinesh D’Souza, a veteran conservative commentator who recently produced a book and a movie critical of President Obama.

Dinesh D'Souza
Dinesh D'Souza

D’Souza is charged with campaign finance violations. His 2012 movie, “2016: Obama’s America” and 2010 book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” posited that Obama’s politics derive from the anti-Western ideas of his father.

The U.S. attorney, Preet Bharara, is a politically connected Obama appointee who is being talked about as a potential replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder, assuming Holder ever resigns. Before his appointment, Bharara worked for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and helped lead the Senate Judiciary Committee investigation into the controversial firing of U.S. attorneys by the Bush administration.

Bharara’s office made sure to note that “the Indictment is the result of a routine review by the FBI of campaign filings with the FEC.”

Emphasis mine.

But given this administration’s track record, it’s hard not to wonder if the targeting of D’Souza was anything but routine.

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33 Responses to Conservative Who Targeted Obama Indicted

    • My first thought too. They would like to go after Cruz, Paul, Lee, Steve King, and Walker too. I wouldn’t put it past them to trump up charges, and even if the charges don’t stick, damage will be done to reputations.

        • Exactly. After all, what on Earth is wrong with a little prosecutorial misconduct when there’s an election to win?

          Or so the Left seems to think. That way lies tyranny, not that they give two hoots in Helsinki.

    • You’re spot on – it is war!

      “I have a pen and a phone” attacks will tie-up his enemy list in court procedures until he’s out of office. Whatever he and Holder do on a national level will go in tandem on the state level. Look no further than Cuomo issuing a subpoena for James O’Keefe or the AG in in NJ going after Christie.

      The State of the Union is on life support and Obama is the Hermit Gosnell in the ER.

  1. Oh man, they’re rounding them up now. He apparently paid back big donors to a Senator he was supporting. I’ve always wondered if this is how Obama’s able to raise billions for campaigning?

  2. I am very sad to observe that this administration has politicized every aspect of government and governance to the core. Politicizing the IRS? How quaint that was.

  3. If you scan the headlines or look at different news sites, it “appears” that the long knives are out for conservatives and Republicans.

    Meanwhile Jon Corzine….
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    Unaware of this post by Keith I made this comment on the last so I dragged it over. It seems appropriate.

    A little investigation into Malik Obama and one of the Clinton Foundation’s employees in the messy business of Egypt etc. can be found over at Right Scoop. But I guess that would be considered out of bounds. Not a Republican or conservative involved.

  4. This is SO Typical of Liberals…they can’t stand the heat so they (having the courts full of “appointed ” liberals) and Obama who will never admit to ANY wrong. They will (as always) use “Trumped: up charges to divert attention and to stall for time to get their lies together.
    If we could have access to what actually goes on in their “Transparent”
    Administration it would SHOCK us so BAD we’d probably have HEART attacks!

  5. This is laughable! D’Souza is accused of corrupting the electoral process with ‘straw donors’? The candidate, Wendy Long, received a grand total of $785,000 in campaign contributions. This doesn’t even rise to the level of a penny-ante crime. Obama has corrupted the campaign finance system beyond anything imaginable Solyndra, anyone?
    Interestingly, D’Souza has hired the high-profile criminal lawyer, Benjamin Brafman. Good luck to Obama’s corrupt DOJ.

  6. This has really upset me. I didn’t even agree with the premise of his book on Obama’s anti-colonialism that Barack got from his father. I thought he accepted Obama’s book as truth without considering that it wasn’t and was written by Bill Ayers. I think it was marxism that had a bigger influence on Obama.

    This is political payback since it’s so penny ante. They went on a witch hunt and found something. I’ll definitely see his movie “America” this July, 2014.

  7. Dinesh D’Souza is a voice of sanity, one of the few brave enough to reveal Barry for what he is – and what he is not. This is Barry’s way of punishing D’Souza for his honesty. Independent thinkers, honest journalists and conservatives everywhere should be very afraid.

  8. The liberal elites have declared war on the American people, the US Constitution, our liberties–you name it. Dinesh is just the latest example. Christie (like him or not) is being targeted, MacDonald of Virginia, etc. They are using the long arm of the law, through the feckless Holder, as instruments of destruction. This is not going to end well.