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Old 06-02-2018, 11:45 AM
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Dsouza PEAD guilty. Under the plea agreement, he was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house and probation, and had to pay a $30,000 fine. What did he do? D’Souza admitting he used straw donors to donate $20,000 to the U.S. Senate campaign of Wendy Long, a friend of his. Federal campaign law limits contributors to U.S. Senate campaigns to $5,000 each.

Let’s contrast this with what happened to former Democratic candidate for president, John Edwards, who reportedly used nearly $1 million in campaign funds to hide an extramarital affair. If convicted, he would have faced up to 30 years in prison, a much more severe penalty than the three to 10 years D’Souza was facing. According to prosecutors, Edwards accepted $725,000 from an elderly lady, other donations from a wealthy Texas attorney, and filed a false campaign report in order to funnel roughly $1 million from those sources to his mistress, Rielle Hunter, ostensibly to keep her quiet, and an aide, Andrew Young, who pretended to be the father of Hunter’s child with Edwards. Young, who was married, later came out and denounced Edwards in a book for putting him in that position. Edwards, for his knowing and immoral shenanigans, served ZERO time - not a day in a halfway house, jail or prison.

Edwards’ two attorneys, who include Geoffrey Fieger, the notorious attorney for euthanasia doctor Jack Kevorkian, were also acquitted of any wrongdoing. They had been indicted for allegedly causing more than 60 straw donors to contribute over $125,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign. That’s right, more than 60 straw donors, not just two like D’Souza allegedly recruited. It was easy for prosecutors to show the 60 were straw donors, because they were virtually all employees of Edwards’ attorney’s law firm Fieger Law, family members of the firm’s employees or third-party vendors of the firm.


NOTE: Fieger also ran for office in Michigan as a Democrat.

Political? Yeah, it probably was.
So, if there was a case to be made, who blocked the proscecution or failed to proscecute?
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Old 06-02-2018, 12:37 PM
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Dsouza PEAD guilty. Under the plea agreement, he was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house and probation, and had to pay a $30,000 fine. What did he do? D’Souza admitting he used straw donors to donate $20,000 to the U.S. Senate campaign of Wendy Long, a friend of his. Federal campaign law limits contributors to U.S. Senate campaigns to $5,000 each.

[I]Let’s contrast this with what happened to former Democratic candidate for president, John Edwards,...
The difference is that D'Souza pleaded guilty and Edwards fought his charges in court and was found innocent on one charge and a mistrial was declared for all the other charges. D'Souza has that choice and chose not to take it. We'll see what happens to Trump and Cohen for their apparent campaign finance crimes.

In any event, you always resort to whataboutism when you have no real argument. By your logic, all wife-murderers should not be prosecuted because OJ Simpson got away with it.
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^^ Since you brought up OJ, here is an interesting comparison and an interesting reading.
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Trump’s consciousness of guilt is obvious in his behavior. But the believers deny it, instead crafting conspiracies of a “deep state” in the FBI, Justice and State Department who worked for Hillary Clinton’s election and worked against Trump. (Why this nefarious deep state didn’t reveal the Trump campaign was under investigation for Russian collusion before the election is a mystery.)
Why indeed? This from the Deep Red Solano County, CA.

The Other Side: OJ Simpson and the cult of Trump

https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr...cult-of-trump/
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Old 06-02-2018, 03:59 PM
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A Politically Motivated Prosecution?

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz felt that the charges were unfair: "The idea of charging him with a felony for this doesn't sound like a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion.... I can't help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something to do with it.... It smacks of selective prosecution." He went on to say such alleged campaign violations are common in politics.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinesh_D%27Souza
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