Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza sat down with conservative talk-radio host Glenn Beck Wednesday morning to discuss the author's recent work on the documentary movie "Hillary's America." During the course of the discussion, D'Souza commented on the hypocrisy of Democrats' outrage over Trump's debate promise that he would initiate a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Beck noted that former Attorney General Eric holder tweeted this morning that he was shocked that anyone was discussing jailing political opponents in America today. D'Souza, who was widely perceived to be criminally prosecuted for incredibly trivial campaign finance violations by a partisan department, noted, "It reminded me, of course, of the guy from Casablanca, the lieutenant, who was shocked to find gambling going on."
D'Souza further noted:
My case, look ... there are people who have committed campaign finance violations who have gone to prison, but in every case, there was corruption or witness tampering or one guy had done it several times before. In my case, the amount was 20 grand of my own money and not something I was looking to gain. I was helping a college friend who was running for the Senate.
So no American has been locked up for doing what I did. And the government looked really hard for a case so they could tell the judge, "We think you should put this guy in prison." ... They couldn't find a single case. And so that's the issue of justice at its core — it's not just, "did you do it?" If they give you a speeding ticket and you get one year in prison, you did it, but it's a penalty that doesn't fit the crime.
Beck also asked if D'Souza was concerned that his work against Hillary Clinton would land him in further potential criminal trouble if she ultimately wins the election in November. D'Souza indicated that he was more afraid for ordinary Americans than he was for himself, observing, "There's a certain weird safety in being on the front line. In other words, if the guy who made 'Hillary's America' disappears tomorrow, who's the main suspect?"
"Hillary's America" was released in July and had a domestic box office gross total of over $13 million, making it the top grossing documentary this year.