D'Souza was also sentenced to an eight-hour day of community service every week of the five-year term, weekly counseling, and was ordered to pay a $30,000 fine along with a $100 special assessment.
Trump's decision to pardon D'Souza was viewed largely as a signal to longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, who now faces an investigation into possible campaign finance violations, among other crimes. D'Souza is perhaps most infamous here on JMG for his regular claims that white nationalists are the product of the Democratic Party and that Nazis are actually leftists.
D'Souza was indicted in 2014 for violations of campaign finance laws. He said D'Souza was treated very unfairly by the government.
This is Trump's fifth pardon. On Wednesday, Trump met with Kim Kardashian to discuss prison and sentencing reform.
Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today.
In 2013, following the shooting of Trayvon Martin, D'Souza tweeted: "I am thankful this week when I remember that America is big enough and great enough to survive Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House!"
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Authorities said that he encouraged individuals to donate $20,000 to an unnamed political candidate - later revealed to be the New York Republican Wendy Long, who was challenging Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat - which exceeded the federal campaign donation cap of $5,000.
In a book titled The End of Racism: Finding Values in an Age of Technoaffluence, D'Souza said slavery wasn't a racist institution and segregation "represented a compromise on the part of the Southern ruling elite seeking, in part, to protect blacks".
The Republican president then told reporters on a flight to Houston he was also considering a pardon for Stewart, who was convicted in 2004 on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements in an insider-trading probe.
Last August, Trump pardoned Arpaio less than a month after his conviction for criminal contempt in a case involving racial profiling of Hispanics. The career prosecutors and agents did their job.
The President did not use the Office of the Pardon Attorney for the pardons for Arpaio or Libby.