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Conservative author and pundit
Dinesh D’Souza charged in
campaign finance case

Washington Post, by Tom Hamburger and Alice Crites

Original Article

Posted By:kennedylaw, 1/24/2014 10:17:39 AM

Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza was indicted Thursday on federal charges of violating campaign finance laws by using straw donors to funnel money to a U.S. Senate candidate. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced the grand jury charges in a press statement Thursday. Arriangment of D’Souza is expected to occur in federal district court in Manhattan at noon Friday. ... [I]n 2011, a prominent Los Angeles attorney, Pierce O’Donnell, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of making $20,000 in donations to the presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards and reimbursing straw donors.

Comments:

The last sentence in the article is a good example of burying the lede.

The exact same charges (using straw donors to make contributions in a federal campaign), the exact same contribution amount ($20,000), the conservative gets indicted on a felony but the liberal is permitted to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ruhn, 1/24/2014 10:29:10 AM     (No. 9704030)

As Mark Steyn can attest, the legal process, not the outcome, is the punishment.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/24/2014 10:32:03 AM     (No. 9704035)

Being "Tom Delay´d" by the liberal lynch mob.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4freedom, 1/24/2014 10:39:15 AM     (No. 9704044)

He should have known better to try such a thing, making an anti-barry movie you know you will be fully examined by this administration. Stupid mistake.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: quantumman, 1/24/2014 10:52:18 AM     (No. 9704059)

It was stupid. Sauce for the goose, etc. He should be above reproach being in the political arena as he was.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/24/2014 11:04:51 AM     (No. 9704076)

Political retribution to bankrupt him...pure and simple!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 1/24/2014 11:10:00 AM     (No. 9704085)

I view the USDOJ as nothing more than the terror arm of the Democrat Party.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 1/24/2014 11:21:27 AM     (No. 9704100)

We all know what this is, a witch hunt. Going after O´keefe also, I´m praying this backfires on them all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Elvira, 1/24/2014 11:47:57 AM     (No. 9704142)

It´s a sad, sad state of affairs when LDotters call someone with the wherewithal to take on the administration stupid. So, we´re to sit down and shut up?? I don´t even know where I am sometimes when I´m in here.

Perhaps we´ve been infiltrated beyond repair. I know I finally got rid of a nasty little bug that only showed up on this site, but I wasn´t going to let it stop me from supporting and visiting this site. (Semantec took care of the redirect that was harassing me.)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nigella, 1/24/2014 12:00:03 PM     (No. 9704158)

#7 I pray your prayers are answered...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/24/2014 1:45:42 PM     (No. 9704328)

#3. I´m trying to figure what the stupid mistake was - making an anti-Ø movie or reimbursing straw donors?
If the movie, then should we all just stay quiet?
If the finance issue, are we to accept his guilt on day 1, or should we show outrage that prominent democrats have been given a pass when campaign finance laws involving $ millions were broken?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4freedom, 1/24/2014 1:54:03 PM     (No. 9704341)

Sorry for the second post. Let me clear this up for posters #8 & #10. My intent was he was stupid to leave himself open to be attacked by this administration. The movie itself was excellent as I´ve seen it and enjoyed it. All better now.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lucky4, 1/24/2014 4:42:54 PM     (No. 9704523)

If feels like an all out attack on conservatives right now.

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