But remember, he was “targeted” by the Obama Administration…
D’Souza, who has described Barack Obama Sr. as a “philandering, inebriated African socialist” whose worldview is essential to understanding the actions of a president who last saw him in 1971, could be sentenced to up to 16 months in prison or fined $250,000.
The author, who once wrote in all seriousness that Barack Obama thinks of Muslims who attack American soldiers as “freedom-fighters,” admitted publicly that he “knew that causing a campaign contribution to be made in the name of another was wrong and something the law forbids.”
“I deeply regret my conduct,” D’Souza told the court, referring not to his claim that the president of the United States is purposefully transforming the country into a metaphorical “shantytown,” but to his comission of a felony.
You may remember that supporters of D’Souza have argued he was targeted by the Obama Administration because he was critical of President Obama.
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.