Fox's Napolitano: Trump pardoning conspiracy theorist Dinesh D'Souza is "a marvelous act of justice. Not mercy, justice"

Fox's Napolitano: Trump pardoning conspiracy theorist Dinesh D'Souza is "a marvelous act of justice. Not mercy, justice"

Andrew Napolitano calls D'Souza, who has pushed birtherism and other far-right fantasies, a "brilliant scholar and analyst of the cultural woes of the United States"

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From the May 31 edition of Fox Business Network's Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): President Trump just tweeted, "Will be giving a full pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government." He was a conservative. 

ANDREW NAPOLITANO (FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST): Yes.

VARNEY: Actually I think he was convicted of what? 

NAPOLITANO: He was convicted of campaign finance violation by donating too much money to a failed conservative Republican campaign. The reason the president says he's treated unfairly -- the president is quite correct on this -- is historically this has not been treated as a criminal prosecution. You over-contributed, the campaign kicks the money back, and you get fined. We don't put you in jail. He was prosecuted aggressively for this. Now, full disclosure, he's been a friend of mine for 40 years. He is a brilliant scholar and analyst of the cultural woes of the United States, and all of his analyses, right in the face of Obama administration that prosecuted him. The president has done a marvelous act of justice. Not mercy, justice in this case. Most pardons are merciful. This is just.

Previously:

Dinesh D'Souza sentenced to probation, 8 months in "community confinement center"

Texas business association cancels Dinesh D’Souza event after his comments mocking school shooting survivors

Dinesh D'Souza on Obama: "You can take the boy out of the ghetto ..."

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