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Trump may pardon Martha Stewart. Here's why she went to jail

Trump may pardon Martha Stewart. Here's why she went to jail

The president's announcement regarding Stewart and Blagojevich followed a decision earlier in the day to grant a pardon for the conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws.

"If you're Michael Cohen, the message is: 'Stick with me, '" said Andrew Wright, former associate White House counsel during the Obama administration and Savannah Law School professor.

Blagojevich was convicted of corruption offenses including soliciting bribes for appointment to the U.S. Senate seat Obama vacated after being elected president in 2008.

The federal prosecutor who oversaw Stewart's case in NY was James Comey, one of Trump's principal antagonists and the man he fired as FBI director previous year.

D'Souza said the pardon was not something he expected, and he also reiterated what Trump said yesterday about how the case against him was unfair and he wanted D'Souza to be a bigger voice.

President Donald Trump has reportedly indicated that he is strongly considering commuting the sentence of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Trump and Stewart later had a falling out, leading to public quarrels between the two reality stars. Saucier had claimed his prosecution was driven by sensitivity about classified information driven by Clinton's case.

Martha Stewart was prosecuted by Comey when he was USA attorney attorney for the Southern District of NY. "Giuliani mentioned her case when discussing why they refuse an interview". "And it does not exist in the world of Donald Trump", she said.

"The FBI did it to signal to the Obama Justice Department and its stooges that I was a political enemy they might want to prosecute".

Trump, who had issued four pardons before Thursday, said he is considering issuing more, naming Stewart and Blagojevich as he spoke to reporters.

"Mr. D'Souza accepted responsibility for his actions", it said. He said previous pardons for former Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby fall into the same category. His 2016 documentary, "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party", attempts a takedown of the former Obama secretary of state. Every person he pardoned, are all people he believes are celebrity figures taken through a witch hunt, and are mistreated by the prosecutors trying to get a conviction of anyone who is high profile. If you've followed D'Souza's career you know that he's just the dullest kind of partisan hack-one without even the bad sense of humor or weirdly enraging anti-charisma of a Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter. Trump will later this year make a show of national unity.

Here's a look at the pardons President Donald Trump has granted during his presidency: August 25, 2017: Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt-of-court conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case. Critics were quick to note Trump was subverting prosecutions involving his nemesis, former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey; Comey's lawyer, Patrick Fitzgerald, the former U.S. attorney in Chicago; and Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired previous year as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY. "The career prosecutors and agents did their job".

D'Souza pleaded guilty in 2014 to making an illegal campaign contribution to NY politician Wendy Long's 2012 Senate campaign, allegedly going over the contribution limit by directing other donors to give to her and repaying them.

In addition to the five people pardoned, Trump has granted one commutation since taking office.