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Conservative author and pundit Dinesh DíSouza charged in campaign finance case
washingtonpost.com ^

Posted on 01/24/2014 2:14:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

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 statement Thursday. D’Souza is expected to be arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

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“Mr. D’Souza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever,” Brafman said in the statement. “He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and “at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza. . .It is important to note that the indictment does not allege a corrupt relationship between Mr. D’Souza and the candidate.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 1984; dineshdsouza; newyork; tyranny
The only corruption here is on the part of the government indicting people who may disagree with them.
1 posted on 01/24/2014 2:14:57 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

If you speak out, they WILL destroy you.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 2:16:00 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Red in Blue PA

....Yet a John Edwards donor was charged with a midemeanor for same crime. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


3 posted on 01/24/2014 2:20:46 PM PST by Biggirl (¬ďGo, do not be afraid, and serve¬Ē-Pope Francis)
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To: Viennacon

Maybe his Hollywood Brothers will come to his defence? Oh wait....right he is a conservative.... The Crickets will be a chirping


4 posted on 01/24/2014 2:21:50 PM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is Hitlery starting her scorched earth policies...

1. Christie

2. Huckabee

3. Any other likely Rep candidate!!!!!!

I’m going to watch the ABSCAM movie tomorrow.... as I remember they were all demo’s except one...


5 posted on 01/24/2014 2:22:56 PM PST by tired&retired
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To: Biggirl; Red in Blue PA

Pierce O’Donnell, the lawyer who represented Art Buchwald against Paramount Pictures in the case that exposed studio accounting practices, has accepted a plea deal for illegally contributing to John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign.

Under the agreement between O’Donnell and federal prosecutors, O’Donnell will receive 60 days in prison, a year of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, plus a $20,000 fine.

O’Donnell was indicted in 2007 and charged with arranging “conduit contributions” to John Edwards’ presidential campaign. O’Donnell was accused of working with an unnamed co-conspirator to solicit contributions for Edwards from employees from O’Donnell’s law firm, with the promise to reimburse them for the contributions. In all, O’Donnell and his co-conspirator raised $26,000 in conduit contributions, according to the grand jury’s indictment.

http://www.thewrap.com/media/article/pierce-odonnell-accepts-plea-deal-john-edwards-contributions-case-35853


6 posted on 01/24/2014 2:23:09 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Red in Blue PA

the war is escalating.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 2:24:58 PM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Funny how the only laws the libs decide to enforce are those directed at conservatives.

All other law enforcement is at the discretion of the president.

8 posted on 01/24/2014 2:28:23 PM PST by Pietro
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To: tired&retired

4. Matt Drudge

5. Dinesh D’Souza

6. Gov. McConnell & wife

7. James O’Keefe

8. Tea Party groups

9. Sarah Palin & her father

We’re living in a Police State.


9 posted on 01/24/2014 2:37:05 PM PST by twister881
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To: Red in Blue PA
“Mr. D’Souza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever,” Brafman said in the statement. “He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and “at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza. . .It is important to note that the indictment does not allege a corrupt relationship between Mr. D’Souza and the candidate.”

If that's what his lawyer is saying, it sounds awfully like a confession. No denial of the facts alleged in the indictment; "I didn't do it with a corrupt intent" is not "I didn't do it."

10 posted on 01/24/2014 2:37:28 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Concentration camps were first used for political prisoners.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 2:42:15 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s weird how Soros doesn’t get indicted for doing the same thing, but on a vastly larger scale.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 2:43:27 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Mr. D’Souza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever,” Brafman said in the statement. “He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and “at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza. “

If that is indeed the case, his actions do not appear criminal as he and the candidate are longtime friends.


13 posted on 01/24/2014 2:44:57 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Autonomous User

Not to mention Friends of Abe are right now being targeted by the IRS


14 posted on 01/24/2014 2:55:18 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Red in Blue PA

Seeing how the ‘justice’ department has acted, this is purely political harassment.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 2:59:55 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: twister881

Don’t forget Stevens of Alaska. They bankrupted him.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 3:08:49 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Oliviaforever
If that is indeed the case, his actions do not appear criminal as he and the candidate are longtime friends.

There is no exemption in the law for old friends. If, and it's a big if, he did what he is charged with, then he's a fool. He had to know that he's on the Obama Enemies List, and the Obamunists would try to use it to destroy him.

17 posted on 01/24/2014 3:09:11 PM PST by Hugin
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To: twister881

The Regime is launching Kristallnacht on conservatives.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 3:26:38 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Red in Blue PA
A free citizen shouldn't be required to use straw donors to give as much as he wants to a candidate.

If this guy has to go to jail for violating a stupid law like this, it will still have been worth it. It's a stupid law.

19 posted on 01/24/2014 3:31:35 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: SgtHooper

Tom DeLay, Sarah.....whoever gets in their way they set out to destroy by any means possible.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 4:12:35 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

21 posted on 01/24/2014 6:09:39 PM PST by magellan
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To: stormhill

More like the Final Solution to the Conservative problem. Tax them, Hound them and imprison them. There will be no shortage of meathooks to hang those who oppose the regime.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 3:10:09 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
“Mr. D’Souza did not act with any corrupt or criminal intent whatsoever,” Brafman said in the statement. “He and the candidate have been friends since their college days, and “at worst, this was an act of misguided friendship by D’Souza. . .It is important to note that the indictment does not allege a corrupt relationship between Mr. D’Souza and the candidate.”
If that's what his lawyer is saying, it sounds awfully like a confession. No denial of the facts alleged in the indictment; "I didn't do it with a corrupt intent" is not "I didn't do it."
You have a point. OTOH, an acquittal on the basis of “no harm, no foul” would be even more meaningful than, “He didn’t do it.”
But the real point should be that campaign finance “reformregulation is unconstitutional. Under the First Amendment, no one thinks that The New York Times can be prosecuted for favoring particular candidates, even right before Election Day. That is because the NYT is part of the establishment press. The establishment press is actually pretty much co-extensive with the Associated Press and its member newspapers.

But since the Constitution forbids Congress or the states from granting titles of nobility, the Congress has no authority to grant those employed by the AP, and by member news organizations of the AP, right which it denies to you and me.

The First Amendment gives anyone the right to print his own opinion on his own press with his own ink, and that includes printing the opinion that the printer and/or his minions are objective. But neither the printers nor the government has the authority to enforce such claim of objectivity, and indeed believing any such thing is a grand illustration of Adam Smith’s dictum that b

The natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only hat teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing.
Claims of “journalistic objectivity” have precisely the same intent and effect as claims of wisdom - and the Greeks already understood that to be a mark of sophistry in classical times.

Since the vision of the Framers of the Constitution explicitly included (Article 1 Section 8) " . . . progress of science and useful arts,” there is no case to be made that the Constitution’s framers did not anticipate broadcasting or the Internet; if freedom in the use of such instruments of persuasion has proven to be a problem, Congress should instantly invoke Article V and submit a Constitutional Amendment to the states for ratification. In the mean time, the federal government has no constitutional authority to enforce the opinions of the AP or its members.

Adam Smith warned that  

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
That applies to journalists in the AP; the newswire is a continuous virtual meeting of all of “mainstream journalism.” The result is that journalists, the “people of the . . . trade” in question, are so immersed in “a conspiracy against the public” that they will be the last ones to recognize it. Just as, so it is said, “a fish will be the last one to discover water.”

Journalists conspire against the public to such an extreme that they actually think that “the public interest” is whatever is most congenial to them. The result is that whoever succeeds in providing a tangible service to the public, and gets credit for it from the public, is in the journalist’s mind a “rightful" target for the criticism which is the journalist’s function.


23 posted on 01/25/2014 4:21:32 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism¬Ē is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Joe the plumber

Rodeo clown

Sarah’s dad

Black neurosurgeon

Tea Party groups

Dinesh

MANY others


24 posted on 01/25/2014 4:37:59 AM PST by gaijin
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