Instead, it related to Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative political ally of Trump, who was convicted of a campaign finance violation in 2014. "He was treated very unfairly by our government!" the president tweeted.
In 2012, his movie "2016: Obama's America's" which was based on his anti-Obama book had become the second-highest-grossing political documentary film produced in the US.
"President Trump's latest pardon makes crystal clear his willingness to use his pardon power to thwart the cause of justice, rather than advance it", Underwood wrote. Kirsten Gillibrand. D'Souza was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house and five years of probation.
According to the White House press pool traveling on Air Force One, President Trump said that "he is considering pardoning or commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Martha Stewart". "I was married to Dinesh D'Souza for more than 20 years and together with him for over 26 years".
This is not the first time experts say Trump's pardons appear to be symbolic warning shots at special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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D'Souza retweeted Trump's tweet but did not comment otherwise.
D'Souza, an outspoken critic of former President Barack Obama, had claimed that his prosecution by the Obama Justice Department was politically motivated, but the presiding federal judge said D'Souza had failed to prove it.
Mr. D'Souza was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution in 2014.
"D'SOUZA was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman", the statement said.
In April, Trump pardoned Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney and was convicted in 2007 of lying in an investigation into the unmasking of a Central Intelligence Agency agent.
Preet Bharara, who brought charges against D'Souza when he was US Attorney for the Southern District of NY, asserted that there was no unfairness in the case.