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Senators call out the FBI for political targeting of Dinesh D’Souza

Dinesh D'Souza, author and documentary filmmaker of '2016: Obama's America'
Dinesh D'Souza, author and documentary filmmaker of '2016: Obama's America'
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A group of four Senators are demanding answers from FBI director James Comey on the perceived political targeting of former president of King's College and conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.

Becket Adams of theBlaze posted the letter from Sens. Mike Lee, Chuck Grassley, Jeff Session and Ted Cruz yesterday, which asked specific questions about the "scope and methodology" used by the FBI to target D’Souza.

The Senators correctly cited the "public perception that Mr. D’Souza may have been targeted because of his outspoken criticisms of the president," and due to that perception, they said, "it is important for the FBI to be transparent regarding the precise origin of this investigation."

In an indictment that indeed reeks of politics, as reported at the Examiner, Dinesh D'Souza was charged last month for "violating the federal campaign finance laws," as announced in a Press Release by the Department of Justice.

At the time, Paul Bond of the Hollywood Reporter cited Gerald Molen, D'Souza's co-producer of “2016: Obama's America” as saying in part,

"In light of the recent events and the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans."

As reported at the Examiner, Senator Ted Cruz has questioned these charges in the past. On "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer last month, Cruz mentioned the recent indictment of Dinesh D'Souza, but his comments were edited out of the interview.

Dinesh D'Souza is clearly skeptical of the charges himself, as he told Fox News' Megyn Kelly Friday night that he believes the attack on him is a part of "the broader pattern of going after people who are critics [of the Obama Administration]," as reported today by Evan McMurry of Mediaite.

As observed by William A. Jacobson of Legal Insurrection, "Some criminals are more equal than others."

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