UPDATE: CO-PRODUCER CLAIMS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED – Dinesh D’Souza indicted by federal court…



Definitely keeping my powder dry on this one. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be retribution for D’Souza’s movie last year about Obama:

REUTERS – Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative commentator and best-selling author, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for arranging excessive campaign contributions to a candidate for the U.S. Senate.

According to an indictment made public on Thursday in federal court in Manhattan, D’Souza around August 2012 reimbursed people who he had directed to contribute $20,000 to the candidate’s campaign. The candidate was not named in the indictment.

Attempts to reach D’Souza and a lawyer representing him were unsuccessful.

D’Souza was charged in the indictment with one count of making illegal contributions in the names of others, and one count of causing false statements to be made.

Federal law in 2012 limited primary and general election campaign contributions to $2,500 each, for a total of $5,000, from any individual to any one candidate.

“As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said in a statement released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Bharara is an Obama appointee

UPDATE: Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter, as tweeted by Dinesh D’Souza on Twitter, where D’Souza’s co-producer on the film says it is politically motivated, that D’Souza’s being singled out for a minor violation:

Federal authorities accuse D’Souza of donating more than is legal to the campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton but lost to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Long, though, is not mentioned in an indictment obtained by THR on Thursday

Insiders say D’Souza has been friends with Long since they attended Dartmouth College together in the early 1980s. According to the indictment, D’Souza donated $20,000 to Long’s campaign by aggregating the money from various people and falsely reporting the source of the funds. But Gerald Molen, a co-producer of 2016, says the charge is politically motivated.

“In America, we have a long tradition of not doing what is commonly done in too many other countries — criminalizing dissent through the selective enforcement of the law,” Molen tells THR.

D’Souza first learned he was being investigated in the middle of 2013, several months after 2016 had earned $33 million at the box office and become the second most popular political documentary in U.S. history. The film included an interview with Obama’s half brother, George Obama, who was mildly critical of the president.

Molen says D’Souza is being singled out for “an alleged minor violation” in the same way the IRS reportedly targeted conservative Tea Party groups for retribution. “In light of the recent events and the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans,” Molen says.

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98 thoughts on “UPDATE: CO-PRODUCER CLAIMS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED – Dinesh D’Souza indicted by federal court…

  1. How ’bout the tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of donations under the -what- $25.00 limit?
    An Obamabot wrote the program to stuff the money into the campaign in small amounts and wealthy contributors fed the machine with cash from the other end.
    Anybody got a Staple’s “easy” Button?

  2. It’s a shame PBS wouldn’t use some of our tax money to show the movie “2016” so the dummies could see what their vote got them.

  3. BTW, when were those dollar amounts established? Have they EVER been adjusted for inflation / COLA?

    It doesn’t matter, IMO. THis is the – what? – 2nd? 3rd? move in the last few days to openly punish an obama opponent. Either Gideon shows up right now, with Jehovah’s backing, or we’ll have to choose between a grave or a FEMA camp.

  4. “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,”

    LOL!

    SINCE WHEN????

  5. I suggest if you haven’t seen the movie…rent it. Maybe it will help the D’Souza’s fight the tyrant.

  6. In the movie, it foreshadows that Otyrannt will unite the ME! He scorched the pants off Obama.

    The movie left me with a powerful dread…at that moment, I think I would have broken campaign donation laws to see him defeated myself.

    I think Obama has a terrible yen to get revenge!

  7. A while back Mark Levin pointed out that the mask will come off the 0 junta, followed by the gloves. Here we go. Soon they’ll be creating offenses from whole cloth to pursue any that dare criticize or oppose the anointed one.

  8. Another lamb to the slaughter for the cause. This is for real…speak out against the regime and you become the target. How many more examples do we need!!

    1. We’ve seen this happen too often throughout history. We say it was so obvious the people should have stopped the dictators before they went too far. Here we are, watching the gangster government destroy our country before our eyes.

      1. Absolutely that is what is happening. Americans used to be very alert for signs of tyranny……not anymore…Liberals will be pooh poohing what they are seeing right up until they put the yoke on them!

    1. Well, that’s what the FBI means by “zero tolerance policy”. Only liberal-marxists can receive illegal contributions.

  9. Of course this is a politically motivated targeted Prosecutorial hit-job by Obama, and his henchman AG Erik Holder / the DOJ, which includes the FBI, IRS, etc- ie; the Obama Gestapo, against anyone who poses a threat, by exposing them and their criminal treasonous activities.

    Nixon had nothing compared to Obama, as the usurper and tyrant marxist islamist despot dictator-in Chief of America.

  10. Notice the more Obama’s numbers drop the more indictments being handed down?!
    And to think Huckabee is worried about the use of the term RINO……just peachy isn’t it?!

  11. This is a truly an outlaw administration and they are not even trying to hide it any longer. Where are the [email protected]#$ed republicans, anyway? They are waiting to get their own IRS cronies to target anybody willing to challenge them, so you can bet they will sit back and watch with glee. We need to get behind some of these cases and try to get them moved forward. We need to get every bit of exposure we can for them.

  12. IRS going after numerous TEA Party groups, the Justice Department Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, Standard & Poor’s and now Dinesh D’Souza. This is only the beginning.

    To the Right Scoop Administrators: Be careful, they might be coming after you next.

      1. If they search the metadata banks for “Otyrannt” I will probably be at the top of their list!

        1. Or my pet name for him, “0”. That’s zero, not the capital O key. I found that that’s all the typing effort I want to put into it.

          1. I am probably spelling it wrong…but Otyrannt just feels right for me…because it fits my feelings about what he is doing to America. Zero is good too..he is a big fat zero…all these years have been wasted on this fraud…metadata are you listening??

            1. Ha, I send a little message to the NSA now and then. Like about that tragic boating accident when I lost my guns…

  13. Valerie Jarrett spelled it all out for everyone. I believe she was quoted as saying “they had to wait until after Obama was re-elected to go after their enemies”. I wonder if he is considered an enemy? Somebody exposed him, his ideology and what was to come if he got re-elected and they didn’t like it.

  14. …”As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process”…

    I think this was a misprint. I believe what they meant to say was that they take Zero’s tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process. In other words, they use the Chicago thug way (Barry O’s way) to winning elections (ie, corruption for me, but not for thee).

  15. No way this isn’t politically motivated. When the federal government starts harassing citizens just for voicing their dissent, something is seriously wrong. These are not the actions of a free nation.

  16. He donated to a candidate that lost by 40 points…. Seems like there would be more important issues to pursue.

  17. “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said

    We all know that’s a lie!!! The F..b..I.. Is nothing more than an arm of the thug Inchiefs goon squad!!!
    Ya know how I know that!!!! The report that NO ONE would be prosecuted in the IRS scandal!!!

    That’s all this is!!!!!!!! A conservative is being TAUGHT a lesson for exposing the pot smoker in chief!!!!

  18. Oh, I see, the Obama campaign received foreign money (way more serious) but of course that’s ignored. No political motivation here though, none at all. Now move along folks.

  19. Now this is the LOWEST of all the obama Administration dirty tricks……this is hard to believe…..but don’t get to upset yet…we still have 3 more years left of “The Fool on the Hill” and no telling what will come rolling down next. But up to now this one is the sleezy-est.

  20. I said it when the IRS scandal broke. I’ll say it again.

    The Internal Revenue Schutzstaffel.

  21. Sorry, but in honor of the superior intellect of this great patriot, I must post this link once again.

  22. The case against him is flimsy at best. Meanwhile, PMSNBC is having a field day, while ignoring the fact that the Solyndragate case remains unsolved. I actually confronted them about that.

    1. Flimsy doesn’t matter. On the left, it’s the seriousness of the charges that count, not the evidence.

  23. “‘As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance
    approach to corruption of the electoral process BY REPUBLICANS’ said the U.S. Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara,”

    Fixed that for you…because polling place intimidation by New Black Panthers goes unpunished, and voter ID laws to prevent vote fraud are actively opposed.

  24. Of course its political. Dinesh also has another movie coming out in a few months called “America” but not sure how detrimental it is to Obama.

    1. Read Dinesh’s book “Letters to a Young Conservative” if you haven’t already. It’s awesome.

    1. That’s why Hillary can sleep at night after Benghazi….. What’s 4 more dead bodies after all these years!!!

    2. I’m not a conspiracy theorist (In fact I have this odd idea that Oswald killed JFK by himself) but that list sends chills down my spine every time I read it. Way to coincidental.

  25. Thousands of far worse campaign corruption occur daily. Yet they go after this. It can be nothing but direct payback.

    . No one stands. No one speaks.

  26. Mark Levin has it exactly right, a bloodless coup has taken place and our government is no longer of, by and for the people. Honestly never thought I would see it in my lifetime.

  27. “Federal authorities accuse D’Souza of donating more than is legal to the
    campaign of Wendy Long, who ran in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat
    vacated by Hillary Clinton but lost to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
    Long, though, is not mentioned in an indictment obtained by THR on
    Thursday”

    ““As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance
    approach to corruption of the electoral process,” the U.S. Attorney for
    Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said in a statement released by the Federal
    Bureau of Investigation. Bharara is an Obama appointee”

    NYS Governor Cuomo: “: “extreme conservatives” are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon,
    anti-gay,” then “they have no place in the state of New York, because
    that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

    MNYC Mayor DeBlasio: ““I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks. I interpret his remarks to say
    that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our
    communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women
    does not represent the views of New York State,” he added.

    It looks like Mr. D’Sousa, author of “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” and
    producer of 2016 has riled ALL the extremists in New York State
    considering the alleged infraction took place in NYC and charges were
    laid in Manhattan.

    Another reason for right thinking people to exit this cesspool of progressive utopia and to DEMAND that Congress set the stage to impeach this lawless leader and his thugs.

  28. he’s been in and around politics for a long time, can’t see how he didn’t know this was illegal.
    seems like he was acting as a bundler w/o actually being one.
    and being on this admins radar screen he damned sure should have known better.
    something smells here and I am not certain the smell isn’t coming from both sides of this one.
    time will tell.

  29. I have seen D’Souza quoted in many of the books I have read by popular conservative authors, but never read him. I WILL NOW! Going to Amazon now, to BUY his book, or books!

  30. We are reposting this again…

    They want us to be sooooooo scared, that we will shut up, all of us…

    How old are these Websites???: Be sure to browse…
    http://www.cpusa.org Communist Party USA
    From…cpusa…Other sites in the People Before Profit network:

    http://peoplesworld.org/ Its Your World
    http://www.yclusa.org/ Young Communist League

    Have any of you read this article?
    Source: http://www.americanthinker.com
    January 23, 2014
    In Their Own Words: Lenin, Stalin, Obama, and Hillary
    By Andrew Thomas
    http://www.americanthinker.com

    Have you read this article from an Associate Professor of Criminology?
    Source: http://www.americanthinker.com
    January 22, 2014
    Barack Hussein Soebarkah?
    By Jason Kissner – Dr. Jason Kissner is Associate Professor of Criminology at California State University, Fresno. You can reach him at [email protected].
    http://www.americanthinker.com

  31. Jarrett is quoted as saying, in part, “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget…There is going to be Hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time…” via The Ulsterman Report, 14 May 2013

  32. How much more time will it take before Obama and his band of thugs are changed with high crimes and mistameanors?

    1. How much more? What will it take? With all of the inaction from Congress and the Senate, I do believe that the NSA, on behalf of President Dictator, has files on his opponents that he is not afraid to use if things get too hot for him.

      Why won’t his opponents stand up? Only they know in their hearts why they won’t do the honorable thing.

      1. It for sure will take Conservatives taking back the Senate and keeping the House…but he is further protected by Holder.

        1. It won’t matter what we take back. If the establishment doesn’t want to play ball and keep their power, they won’t do jack squat unless we can clean up and get them out of there. Boehner has to go and so do the rest of his minions. Same goes for Mitch McConnell and his crowd. Nothing is going to change among the cronys. They’ll just tell the newbies to sit down and shut the hell up.

      2. After Chief Justice Roberts change his position on Obamacare’s constitutionality and joined forces with the liberal Justices, your likely correct. But anyone with an ounce of integrity would still stand up to any terror, proudly maintain the beliefs they have which put them into leadership positions and keep their honor.

        I don’t want and will not support cowards who fear dictorial tactics you describe.

  33. Extorting businesses, going after Republican’s only, Christie, McDonald, TEA party, D’Souza and more to come. Dictators crush their opponents and if no one does anything about it – it is made acceptable. Thanks Boehner and McConnell for approving Obama’s appointments and agenda

  34. Payback….
    This crap is only gonna get worse too…They want to shut us up and this is how they will try. They think people will fear speaking out, hope they don’t succeed…

  35. “As we have long said, this Office and the FBI take a zero tolerance
    approach to corruption of the electoral process,” the U.S. Attorney for
    Manhattan, Preet Bharara, said in a statement released by the Federal
    Bureau of Investigation. Bharara is an Obama appointee

    If it weren’t serious I would laugh at the Appointee’s lack of interest in Zero’s campaign’s disabling of the device that makes certain of the donation is from citizen of this country.

    Zero tolerance my ass. Double bird to anyone in the FBI that follows these wipes off the cliff into the great fascist construct that is the Obama regime!

  36. Patriots they are trying to discourage all of us. They are going after the Republicans: governors Scott Walker, Bob McConnell, Chris Christie, the Tea Party, and D’Souza and others shows that this administration is using the instrumentation of the Government against it’s own citizen. There must be something done about this because this is out of hand.

    1. And Boehner refuses to appoint a select commitee on Obama’s scandals. I can’t stand what wimps the establishment GOP is, they only like attacking conservatives.

      1. The establishment GOP has the Bob Michael Syndrome. They don’t care as long as they get plenty of scraps from the table and have enough time for their golf games.

        1. Exactly right. What we see today is nothing new. Hillary could have gotten Hillarycare passed if she only gave Bob Dole in the Senate a seat at the table. The GOP leadership hates and attacks us because they lack any principles and convictions. It sad but the game is up. Either the GOP base gets some payback this primary season or its over.

          1. Perhaps it’s time for a redux. So everyone should go to Netflix and rent the movie in appreciation of Dinesh for bring us the truth.

  37. “The FBI take a zero tolerance approach to corruption of the electoral process,” Free pass though if you are a member of the Black Panthers…

  38. How about the 200 to 400 million in illegal foreign contributions that O got in 2008? How about the 10’s of millions that Soros donated?

  39. Its the book first, then the movie. Of course this is persecution for freedom of expression and beliefs by people in power. That is tyranny. Its all starting now. The blatant statements by the NY Socialists: Cuomo, Schumer and What’s his name in NYC. Schumer wants the IRS to go after TEA Party. DOJ is going after Christie (no I don’t like him) on a matter that is not even a Federal matter! Mark Levin just said, these are VERY DANGEROUS TIMES.

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