Dershowitz, legal experts say vindictive D’Souza indictment came from higher up

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Famed liberal Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz joined other legal experts in slamming the Obama administration for targeting conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza for campaign finance law violations.

“This is clearly a case of selective prosecution for one of the most common things done during elections, which is to get people to raise money for you,” Dershowitz told Newsmax. “If they went after everyone who did this, there would be no room in jails for murderers.”

D’Souza was indicted last week for making illegal political contributions in the names of others. News of his felony arrest prompted ”Schindler’s List” producer Gerald Molen to say, “I never had the thought that I had reason to think I had to look over my shoulder until now.”

According to Newsmax:

Prosecutors allege that D’Souza illicitly directed a total of $20,000 in donations, with the money reportedly going to the New York Senate campaign of Republican Wendy Long, a long-time friend, who was handily defeated by Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in last November’s election.

The incident reminded Dershowitz of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s feared secret police chief, Lavrentiy Beria, who said, “Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.”

“This is an outrageous prosecution and is certainly a misuse of resources. It raises the question of why he is being selected for prosecution among the many, many people who commit similar crimes,” Dershowitz said. “This sounds to me like it is coming from higher places. It is hard for me to believe this did not come out of Washington or at least get the approval of those in Washington.”

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Dershowitz isn’t alone in his suspicions.

“What struck me first was that it is unusual in cases like these for the FBI to go out and actually arrest someone, simply because it is not necessary,” former federal election Commissioner David Mason told Newsmax. “And even less so in this case because [D'Souza] has enough prominence that it is fairly obvious that he is not a flight risk. White-collar indictments are made lots of times without an arrest being made.”

Newsmax reported:

Law enforcement experts tell Newsmax that if the FBI or another federal agency received a tip about a fraudulent act involving just $20,000, the government would likely show little interest in investigating. Mason notes that a violation of $20,000 in contributions is trivial compared to most cases.

D’Souza isn’t any ordinary defendant. He produced the film, “2016: Obama’s America,” a highly critical indictment of the president released in the months before his re-election bid.

The situation reminds me of something the president said shortly before the 2010 midterms: “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends.”

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  • SusieQ

    Mr. Dershowitz is right in my opinion, I am not excusing D’Souza but he was selected because he dared to call out Obama and show others facets of Obama’s life one might not know about. For that he became a target, I’m surprised it took this long. I also was dismayed at the method of the arrest, were handcuffs in the middle of the day necessary? This is vicious get back big time.

    • frankmalvern

      If a defense fund is needed, I’ll be the first to donate. Our little dictator, Stalin impersonator must be held in check.
      Freedom forever!

      • Dina Jones

        But can you keep him & family safe? Need something better to neuter the power of persons pulling strings. They have written laws to keep them out of jail like bankers & other insanely rich crooks, only paying token fines while still raping USA of $B’s& $T’s from hard working citizens.
        I have nothing against making $$$ with honest living.

        • frankmalvern

          Why would I want to keep obama & his family safe? Isn’t that what the Secret Service is for? The best way to “neuter the power of persons” is to vote them out of office and replace with libertarian thinking people.

          • Dina Jones

            I meant keep D’Souza safe.
            Voting out the bad guys doesn’t seem to be working out so well or we would have had either Ron Paul, killed by media, not votes and/or Mitt Romney, killed by voting machines.
            Endless money for bribes or having dirt on someone, true or not.
            Obvious Paul & Mitt were squeaky clean. I liked Paul #1.

          • frankmalvern

            I have to agree with you. The democratic party has masterfully created a large block of voters who look to the party for handouts, freebies (obama phones, etc) and other subsidies. They are not interested in fiscal or personal responsibility. They are not interested in the common good; only what’s good for them. They now outnumber those of us who work for a living. WE ARE FRIGGIN DOOMED

          • lenny46

            I find it somewhat a misnomer calling it “the democratic party.” There are Democrats and Republicans, as well as others, that are just as democratic as the democrat party.

          • SusieQ

            We are not a democracy we are a republic A democracy would never survive, so I think the names are fitting.

          • ThatDogDontHunt

            I’m not sure the republic is going to survive.

          • SusieQ

            I’m trying not to lose heart.

          • frankmalvern

            Labels don’t mean a thing. As I said before, we are out numbered and thereforedoomed. It’s over my friend, or should I say comrade!

          • Larry Walther

            No, Frank, it is most certainly NOT OVER. 2014 promises to be interesting, and changes WILL BE made, unless we give up the fight. Become a poll-worker, or select a conservative candidate and work to help him/her throw the bad guys out. Do whatever you can do, but surrender is NOT AN OPTION.

          • frankmalvern

            Larry, I admire your optimism!

          • pat ange

            When they came up with their name, it was a typo::DemoNcrat is the real spelling

      • taliesin319

        Same here. Just post where.

    • Jerry

      Obama can’t take being criticized, just like Satan.

      • antiliberalcryptonite

        That’s because our Antichrist-In-Chief is the son of the devil.

        • ThomPaineJr12

          Do you have a cross/ crucifix tattooed on your chest, back, and forehead?

        • Dina Jones

          I have Limited Knowledge, but I see the propaganda, manipulation use by bible teachings once rewritten.
          Obama is far from being an antichrist as Global entity.
          O lives to loud & expensive, doesn’t show signs of intelligence,can’t even lie well. Out of control……….
          People who chose to follow evil are called Snakes,dragons,antichrist etc.
          Satan was God’s favorite,Bright Morning star ( & 1/3 of angels followed),Lucifer the most beautiful of all in appearance but has his own idea of global religion superseding all others.
          We will be so mesmerized, in awe of this quiet intelligent person that will have great abilities but,” the Word” for many is author,creator & finisher. So hang in there Satan’s success is not written in stone, fight for Christ.

          • Jim

            Nothing like a right-wing religious wacko to throw all logical thinking out the door

      • ThomPaineJr12

        Hey, wingnut.. Rush Phlegmball, Sean Insanity, and all the other rightwing nuts are spewing BS about Obama every day.. like the BP well spewed oil into the gulf.

        • cbillrun

          Well instead of the odd name calling please point out where the article is wrong.

          • frankmalvern

            ThomPaineJr12 will never respond because he has no facts to back up his childish rant. Look, he voted for obama twice and is, therefore, intellectually incapable of having a rational discussion!

        • Jerry

          I believe Rush, Sean and Mike Savage. Their greeeeeat. Looks like you can’t take the criticizing either you libtarded libturd.

        • Jerry

          Yobama is the one spewing verbal diariah.

    • pat ange

      This is the Chicago style, DC Mafia gangsta way of doing things. Why now,? to take the limelight off the Obamanation of lies. Every time obamas filth surfaces, he hides untill he can change the focus. Look at Christy, according to the obama media, this was as bad as if he had exploded the bridge, and shot any survivers trying to escape. Christy handeled this correctly, and fired the ones responcible. He WAS NOT TRYING TO COVER UP AS obama DOES EVERY TIME HE IS CAUGHTIN YET ANOTHER REAL SCANDAL. Obama ain’t firing nobody who might tell the truth.

      • SusieQ

        If I were fired by Obama I would be looking for a place to hide.

        • pat ange

          Amen!

        • pat ange

          AMEN!

      • Toni Welnhofer

        Obama doesnt fire ppl, he kills them to not tell the truth

    • Frank Tillman

      I excuse him.

  • barry soetoro

    HERE’S the STRATEGY for protecting and RELEASING the truth about Obama (found by Sheriff investigators)….

    (AUDIO)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffr4mXBm5PQ#t=3m0s

  • barry soetoro

    Just imagine getting arrested by our FAKE BLACK MAN ‘president.’ Obama’s NOT BLACK, he’s a muslim planted by IRAN. He’s probably from Indonesia or South Pacific somewhere, possibly the son of SUBUD CULT founder, the moslem named Mohammed Subud, who looks like Obama’s identical twin.

  • joe cartwright

    D’Souza told the world the truth about Obama and he didn’t like it….Just like a king….

  • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

    Kim Jong-Un executes his detractors, and Barak Obama arrests his. Hmmm……..North Korea and North America are not seeming all that different.

    • Memphis Viking

      Arresting detractors is just one step on the path to executing detractors.

      • ThomPaineJr12

        HAHAHAHA!

        • Memphis Viking

          The socialist is amused by my accurate description of socialism.

    • ThomPaineJr12

      So why hasn’t Rush Phlegmball been arrested????

      • mperkins2

        Yes, why don’t you have everyone who tells the truth arrested then you can continue living in the big lie.

        • Memphis Viking

          I imagine the Democrats have spent the last 20 years trying to find something to arrest Rush for.

          • mperkins2

            That is true. They’re probably trying figure out a way to arrest people for telling the truth.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            Did you forget that Rush was arrested for buying hillbilly heroin?

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            As I recall, Rush became addicted to prescription pain medicine that he took for back pain. Not admirable, but an extremely common problem with chronic back pain patients.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            What isn’t common is for people to go to different doctors and get multiple prescriptions and buy drugs in parking lots.

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            Yes, it actually is. These people start taking prescribed opioid pain medicine for severe and chronic pain. If they have to take it for a long period of time, all will become physically and psychologically addicted to it. It starts taking more and more of the medication to get the same pain relief and the side effects get worse. They need more than their doctor feels comfortable prescribing and they start to “doctor shop.” It is a HUGE problem in the US right now….as I said, not admirable, but also not condemnable.

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            And ThomPaine…the “Down with Greed” slogan you so proudly display. Some would agree that wanting other people’s hard earned money and property is “Greedy.” Wanting to work hard and take care of and educate your children is not Greed.

          • Jim

            Arrest a drugged out fat man? Then who would lead the haters. ?

        • ThomPaineJr12

          How many other truth-tellers have been arrested? HAHAHA!

          • mperkins2

            You should feel lucky they arrest truth tellers and not idiots. Get an education and a life because you don’t deserve to be commenting with grown ups.

      • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

        Dinesh D’Sousa is a bigger threat to Obama. Plus, Rush Limbaugh is too high profile. Limbaugh’s arrest would be so obviously political that even Obama couldn’t cover the motive up….well….IRS scandal, Benghazi….maybe he could…SCARY!!!!

        • ThomPaineJr12

          D’Sousa is a bigger threat? To do what? The election is over.. Obama won.

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            To Obama’s veil of virtue. For exposing Obama’s disconnect with America and the American dream. To expose why Obama wants to dismantle the foundations on which America was built and fundamentally change America into something our Grandparents wouldn’t recognize. To expose Obama’s dislike for American Exceptionalism. I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh, so I can’t comment about his philosophy or depth of thought and intelligence, but Dinesh D’Sousa is BRILLIANT, WELL-Spoken and NOT afraid to express his beliefs. He makes movies that people can understand and relate to. He is not an extremist. He LOVES America and he is simply amazing. Did you see his movie, “2016?” You should watch it.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            D’Sousa is a reactionary demagogue and his movie was a failure…end of story.

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            You are not a thoughtful person. Only full of rhetoric and insults…I was hoping to have an intellectual discussion about political philosophy with you, but obviously that is not possible. I hope you enjoy your day.

          • teekay51

            ThomPaineJr12 is a fraud, or “troll” as they like to call them here. He is most likely an unemployed, over-weight, liberal arts graduate, living in his mother’s basement, sleeping on her couch, playing Nintendo or X-Box all night and sleeping all day. He has no social life, due to his warped way of viewing the world. I am sure he fits most of that profile.

            I have responded to his posts, but he is really not worthy of attempts to have an intellectual discussion with, due to his need for acceptance and his weird obsession with Rush Limbaugh. He hates Rush because of his success; or apparently anyone of means.

          • ThomPaineJr12

            See post to Elizabeth above.

          • teekay51

            I’ll get right on that

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            Thanks for the heads-up. I won’t waste my time responding to him in the future! Still looking for a liberal with whom I can have a thoughtful, intellectual discussion.

          • pat ange

            You are stupid. This was one of the most watched documentary films ever made. Thats why he was arrested! Also very very high DVD sales. As Harvey says,”and that is the rest of the stoyt”

          • ThomPaineJr12

            But the film failed to prevent Obama from winning election, so what difference does it make now? Are you claiming he is innocent, or just that it is selective prosecution? He’ll get to plead his case to a jury, and it will take only one juror to prevent him from being found guilty.

          • pat ange

            Only thing that caused obama steal the election was voter fraude. Of course it selective prosecution. Remember IRS NSA and all the power abuse. Like you would even imagin, he could get a fair trial. Maybe they will put Holder on the jury, he is such a sample of purity. Well; Hillary, “what difference does it make now?” Obama has the mentality of a vicious, hateful spoiled brat teenaged Bully. He lies, hides out when his evil deads surface ,totally does not negotiate with anyone, Everything is his way or the highway. Thats why, little barry is mad, also this man has a new movie coming out in July (hooray). If the tickets were on sale now, they would be sold out. BO is cutting of his nose to spite his stupid face. We know that George Soros owns Obama (as well as the companies that build all the voting machines in the US.) Soros got run out of Poland, and its time for him to leave here. Everyone had better wish he takes his little puppet and mama valire with him. Even the richest Thugs can be defeated.

          • Blomsoy

            Dear ECMO, Lately I have listened to
            Mr. Limbaugh, and when he talks about
            the Left, he can be very good. Another
            great one is Ayn Rand’s “The New Left”.

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            Thank you, Blomsoy. I will listen to both. I hope it doesn’t depress me too much. I am trying to keep my spirits up during this difficult time for America!

          • ThomPaineJr12

            No one prevented D’Sousa from spreading the message of his movie “Obama America 2016″ before the election. It and its message were promoted by Sean Hannity and others on FOX News, by Rush Phlegmball and others on radio, and on countless rightwing web sites, and millions of rightwingers parroted the message to their family, friends, and coworkers. It was simply rejected by the majority of voters.

          • Blomsoy

            Child, you are too young to post here.

        • ThomPaineJr12

          Come on.. it would be easy to make Rush Phlegmball’s death look like an accident.. asphyxiate him and then shove a chicken wing down his fat throat so it will look like he choked on it trying to swallow it whole.

          • cbillrun

            Oh never mind, I now realize you aren’t real. Even liberals aren’t this mindless. My guess is you are just an apolitical troll. If so good job! IF not uh step away from the computer please.

        • SusieQ

          Mr. Thom loves to call people horrible names and seems very angry, I get a vision of a of a little steaming Rumplestiskin character jumping up and down with his bad name list crumpled up in his little hand.

          • Elizabeth Cisse Mattson O’Rour

            Thanks for the heads-up. I won’t take it personally, and will be sure not to take the “bait” in the future. Loves your post BTW!

          • SusieQ

            Sometimes it is just so temping to feel like you want to change a view but it never works unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion those people are not here to discuss, they just harass.

      • Blomsoy

        We still has free speech left, but for how long…?

  • jsteele98

    Welcome to Obama’s New Improved America 2.0; the Police State perfected. Remember, you don’t live in a police state because everyone is arrested, you live in a police state when everyone fears they will be arrested

    • Lc Goodfellow

      I don’t care ‘WHO’ said it, it fits.

      “Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the ‘new, wonderful, good society’ which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean: more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious. “

  • Rob

    Why does this surprise anyone??!! We were warned of this non-vetted candidate 5+ years ago and chose to ignore the obvious because of feel-good politics and Bush hangover. Is this the type of president we want?? Do you want to live in a country that tolerates this nonsense from the country’s CEO? Madness . . .

    • ThomPaineJr12

      Yeah… Obama’s harshest critics should be exempt from tax audits and any law enforcement.. including traffic violations.

      • Rob

        ??? This is harassment and illegal use of one’s office for purely political reasons, not routine audits and law enforcement as you purport.

        • ThomPaineJr12

          Right… as is any audit or prosecution of any political opponent..

  • 3985

    Maybe they should investigate the millions that went into Obama’s campaign that poured in from overseas via text messages.
    http://patriotsforamerica.ning.com/forum/topics/obama-s-untraceable-donations-hundreds-of-millions-from-overseas-?xg_source=activity

    • uselogic19

      This!!

    • fayn2madness

      yep, all of Ovomit’s bundlers got big cushy Gubmnt jobs and a pass w/the IRS.

  • patriot1742

    If they go after him – they need to go after the Clintons and Al Gore – both were caught doing this – Charlie Tree and Al Gore scamming money from nuns.

  • http://www.norbitpeters.blogspot.com/ Norbit Peters

    The SILENCE of the ACLU and the press is a clear indictment of their ideological corruption and complicity in promoting the Democrats political interests and agendas under the guise oe “equal rights” and “news”!

    • Lc Goodfellow

      The thing that has me worried about this Gov’t is the unknown number of Demies as
      ‘ Public Servants ‘ in our U.S. Government. You can’t call them ‘ Civil Servants ‘ not after 2013 and all the ‘ FiFth’s ‘ taken. That’s far from being ‘ Civil ‘
      - IRS, NSA, AP, the Census Bureau
      There’s enough here for a century of Presidents!