The man behind the wildly successful anti-Obama documentary, 2016: Obama’s America, has been indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws. On Thursday, federal prosecutors announced the charges against conservative author and scholar Dinesh D’Souza.
According to TheBlaze, D’Souza will be arraigned Friday on charges he directed $20,000 in illegal contributions be made in the 2012 New York Senate race. The funds allegedly benefited Wendy Long, who unsuccessfully ran for Hillary Clinton’s United States Senate seat.
“Let's talk a little bit about the lead story on TheBlaze right now – the Dinesh D'Souza story. This story is sad. Really sad. I think Dinesh D'Souza is one of the smartest guys around… and was doing so much good,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “He was at King's College, and he was fired at King's College because he was having an affair. And once that happened, we thought, ‘Oh, boy, Dinesh’… [But] Dinesh went and he made the second biggest documentary film of all time.”
We first learned of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups last spring, and since then the number of cases involving organizations and high profile conservatives being investigated or targeted has skyrocketed.
The Hollywood Reporter reports D’Souza found out he was being investigated by the feds in the mid-2013, months after his anti-Obama documentary earned roughly $33 million at the box office. Given the success of the film and its anti-Obama sentiment, one cannot help but speculate the documentary somehow played a role in this investigation and subsequent indictment.
“I think even before the IRS thing, a lot of us would have said, ‘I don't know if they really do that,’ [but] I mean we would suspect it,” Stu said. “But we know they do this now, and we know they use the apparatus to target people that they don't like. That's confirmed. So whether this is a case of it, we don't know yet.”
Sadly, Glenn doesn’t think it will much matter if D’Souza is found guilty or not because is career is most likely over either way.
“You know what? Even if it turns out not to be true… this country now can indict you – and will. They will indict you. Whether you're guilty or not, it doesn't really matter because your career is over,” Glenn concluded. “If they want to destroy you, they will get you on something. He was a target. I don't know about in this case, but if you're not clean and you're going after the people in power, you're done. You are done. Prayers with Dinesh.”