D'Souza slams Bharara while celebrating pardon: 'Karma's a bitch'
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Dinesh D'Souza lashed out at former U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaPreet BhararaWhy Trump (probably) won't be indicted New York Times in discussions to acquire The Athletic: report Vox Media acquires podcasting company co-founded by Preet Bharara MORE on Thursday after President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE pardoned the conservative writer.

D'Souza in a tweet took aim at Bharara, the New York prosecutor who was behind D'Souza's 2013 conviction for illegal campaign donations.

"KARMA IS A BITCH DEPT: @PreetBharara wanted to destroy a fellow Indian American to advance his career," D'Souza tweeted.

"Then he got fired & I got pardoned," he added.


In a second tweet, the author accused Bharara of forcing his confession on the illegal donation charge by threatening him with a "redundant charge" that carried a prison term.

"Bharara & his goons bludgeoned me into the plea by threatening to add a second redundant charge carrying a prison term of FIVE YEARS," he said.

D'Souza later expanded on his attacks on Bharara in an interview with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

"With regard to Preet Bharara, I see him along with Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderBiden under pressure to pick new breed of federal prosecutors Obama says Senate will vote again on voting rights Obama: Voting rights bill must pass before next election MORE as part of this Obama team of goons that was unleashed to get me in retaliation for the movie I made about Obama," he said.

"I think Bharara's was that he would prove by getting a fellow Indian he would endear himself to the Obama team," D'Souza added. "Preet Bharara got fired by Trump and I got pardoned, so that's how it all ended up."

Bharara, meanwhile, responded to D'Souza's pardon by remarking that D'Souza "voluntarily" pleaded guilty and that the judge found no unfairness in the charges.

"The President has the right to pardon but the facts are these: D'Souza intentionally broke the law, voluntarily pled guilty, apologized for his conduct & the judge found no unfairness. The career prosecutors and agents did their job. Period," he tweeted.

D'Souza pled guilty to making illegal campaign contributions through a straw donor in 2013 and was sentenced by a jury to one day a week of community service for several years. He was pardoned Thursday by Trump, marking the fifth pardon the president has issued since taking office.