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Senators send letter of inquiry to FBI regarding charges against Dinesh D'Souza

FBI Targets Conservative Filmmaker D'Souza
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On February 19th, Four Conservative Senators sent a letter of inquiry to FBI Director James Comey Requesting information regarding improper election donation charges which were brought against Conservative Director Dinesh D' Souza.

D' Souza was responsible for making one of the most popular documentaries in history, which debuted in 2012, titled "2016: Obama's America," which offered an often scathing look at the President's politics and his past.

The four GOP Senate Judiciary Members:

  • Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah)
  • Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.)
  • Jeff Session (R-Ala.)
  • Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

The Senators' letter specifically asks the question concerning whether or not D' Souza may have been an additional victim of the well documented Conservative targeting campaign.

In addition, the letter requests specific information with regard to what criteria was used in order to select D' Souza, and ultimately file charges.

Many experts believe that the targeting may have been conducted by higher-up officials, within the Obama Administration.

According to the Blaze:

“The Washington Post and other news outlets reported that the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that the investigation that led to the [D'Souza] indictment began as a result of a ‘routine review by the FBI of campaign filings with the FEC of various candidates after the 2012 election,’” the letter said. “The articles, however, did not provide any details regarding the scope and methodology of these routine reviews.”

The senators questioned whether targeting played a role in the D’Souza investigation, adding that to “dispel this sort of public perception that Mr. D’Souza may have been targeted because of his outspoken criticisms of the president, it is important for the FBI to be transparent regarding the precise origin of this investigation.”

Also weighing in was the Washington Examiner's Byron York who stated:

“The senators made no assertion one way or the other about D’Souza’s guilt or innocence in the case. But they clearly want to know if the D’Souza indictment resulted from a process that was truly random.”

D' Souza's possible persecution by officials is highlighted by an Inspector General's report in 2013, verifying that certain Conservative groups were targeted due solely to their political affiliations. As a result several investigations are still underway, while the top director implicated, ultimately pleaded the Fifth Amendment, to escape testifying before Congress.

While now being largely denied by both Obama and his regime, the IRS issued a statement on May, 10th, 2013 apologizing for illegal targeting of conservative groups, according to the AP:

The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it acknowledged was "inappropriate" targeting of conservative political groups during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza is charged with giving a losing candidate $20,000 "in violation of certain Federal election laws"....as contrasted against several of Obama's top 2012 donors, and how much they contributed, as follows:

Top Obama Donors*

University of California $1,212,245
Microsoft Corp $814,645
Google Inc $801,770
US Government $728,647
Harvard University $668,368
Kaiser Permanente $588,386
Stanford University $512,356
Deloitte LLP $456,975
Columbia University $455,309
Time Warner $442,271
US Dept of State $417,629
DLA Piper $401,890
Sidley Austin LLP $400,883
Walt Disney Co $369,598
IBM Corp $369,491
University of Chicago $357,185
University of Michigan $339,806
Comcast Corp $337,628
US Dept of Justice $334,659
US Dept of Health & Human Services $309,956

While election rules may vary, the astounding variance between D' Souza's alleged crime concerning a relatively paltry $20,000 campaign grant, and the hundreds of millions donated to the Obama campaign by numerous businesses, colleges, and special interest groups, has raised a large number of eyebrows and questions, across the US.

*Source: OpenSecrets.com