Dinesh D’Souza Says Literal “Good Riddance” After Trump Fires US Attorney Who Jailed Him
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently fired several United States district attorneys, including liberal Obama favorite New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative filmmaker who was once prosecuted by Bharara on campaign finance charges, has been reveling in the prosecutor’s firing and recently issued two words summarizing his feelings about the situation — “good riddance.”
D’Souza was convicted of federal campaign finance violations in 2014, and, as a result, was locked up at night for eight months — something he and others believed to be a political vengeance ploy by Bharara for D’Souza’s scathing criticisms of then-President Barack Obama and his Democrat Party.
The conservative commentator called Bharara an Obama “henchman” on “Fox & Friends,” explaining that he believed he was locked up due to his political beliefs, not the crime itself, which had never resulted in an American being jailed before.
D’Souza had written scathing anti-Obama articles and a book about how influences in Obama’s past had shaped his policy decisions as president.
And he wasn’t the only who thought that Bharara’s prosecution was politically motivated.
The Washington Times editorialized, at the time, that the criminal action was political vengeance for his efforts to discredit Obama.
So, when D’Souza found out that Bharara had been fired by the Trump administration, he didn’t hold back his approval.
He also called the ousted prosecutor an “obstructionist,” explaining that when he finally was able to look at his case file, Bharara’s prosecutors had notes about D’Souza being a conservative critic of Obama — something that should have been irrelevant to a campaign finance prosecution.
D’Souza said Bharara’s prosecutors even reportedly laughed at him during his sentencing. and had an office pool going for how long they could get him locked up.
Now, D’Souza is the one who is laughing.
“AS THE WORLD TURNS: Once I was in confinement & @PreetBharara was laughing; now he’s unemployed & I’m laughing,” D’Souza tweeted.
D’Souza definitely has good reason to rejoice in Bharara’s firing, as do the rest of us who appreciate the idea of federal prosecutors who don’t let politics influence their decisions.