Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – D’Souzaphone edition

Morning, folks!

Today’s Obsession is courtesy of my Facebook friend and fellow bassist Stave Simels, who alerted me to this so that I was able to watch it unfold in real time last Thursday.

Without further adone, I’d like to present: Souza? I hardly know ya!

Dinesh D’Souza indicted for violating U.S. election law
Reuters ^ | 1-23-14 | Jonathan Stempel

Posted on 1‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎57‎:‎47‎ ‎PM by CincyRichieRich

(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.

Born in Mumbai, India, D’Souza, 52, is a former policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and has been affiliated with conservative organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

He also directed a 2012 film critical of President Barack Obama, “2016: Obama’s America,” and has written books including “The End of Racism,” “Life After Death: The Evidence” and “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.”

D’Souza campaigned in 2012 on behalf of Wendy Long, a lawyer and Republican who sought to unseat Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand as New York’s junior senator. Long graduated from Dartmouth College in 1982, a year before D’Souza.

Long could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

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This man is a patriot. He was sought after because he spoke the truth; his movie was dead on. Does he have a good legal defense? Does it matter since 0bvummer controls all three branches of gov’t? Let’s pray and petition God for his freedom…he is one of us.
1 posted on 1‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎57‎:‎47‎ ‎PM by CincyRichieRich
You’ll get no argument from me. He’s definitely one of you.
To: CincyRichieRich

Political arrest. Federal crime.

FIFY

Bad state of affairs we’ve come to.

2 posted on 1‎/‎23‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎59‎:‎19‎ ‎PM by ifinnegan
I’ll say.
Who’s responsible for this horrid partisan witch hunt, anyway?
Those Democrats will stop at nothing to see that money launderingfree speech legal contributions are against the law!
The McCain-Feingold Bill is a bill that was introduced to the United States Senate in 2002 in an attempt to reform campaign financing in the United States. The bill passed after some modifications and was signed into law by then-President George Bush.
Oh. Never mind. Dinesh, don’t tell.
To: ifinnegan

That’s exactly where we’re at in this country . A man can be arrested and indicted for alleged abuses.

Duh. That’s what happens when you break a Federal law. A man can also be arrested and indicted for running Ponzi schemes. And robbing banks. And RICO. And tax evasion. And counterfeiting.

If anyone believes we are anymore a free people, I have some swampland I’d like to sell them.