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pardoned but not absolved

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara clearly lays out the facts of Dinesh D'Souza's guilt

Conservative provocateur Dinesh D'Souza may portray himself as the victim of "selective prosecution" from an administration biased against Republican views, but former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara wants to set the record straight.

After President Trump announced that he would pardon D'Souza for his 2014 campaign finance law violations, D'Souza took the opportunity to stick it to Bharara, whose office brought the felony charges. "File this in the karma's a b--ch department," said D'Souza gleefully. Bharara took to Twitter to point out that it wasn't a matter of karma — D'Souza was rightfully charged with crimes that he freely admitted to committing.

Bharara shared a Politico article that explained the whole debacle and noted that D'Souza actually got a light sentence after he was unable to produce any evidence that the charges were a result of politically motivated prosecution.