Many have speculated that recent charges aimed at Dinesh D’Souza by the federal government are politically motivated.
While it barely made a dent in the mainstream media, Senator Ted Cruz also questioned D’Souza’s indictment last month on “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer.
CBS said that the comments were edited out of the final report due to time constraints, and assured interested parties that the move was not politically motivated, as reported by Joe Strupp at Media Matters, always a bastion of objectivity.
Fortunately, Ted Cruz and three other Senators are calling out the FBI on the matter, which reeks of politics.
As reported today at the Examiner, a group of four Senators are demanding answers from FBI director James Comey.
Former president of King’s College and conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, who directed the wildly popular documentary, “2016: Obama’s America,” is openly critical of the Obama administration, which makes it absolutely essential for the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to be as transparent as possible in revealing to the American people exactly how they came to the conclusion that D’Souza should be charged.
The Senators, Mike Lee, Chuck Grassley, Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz sent a letter to the FBI this week, citing the “public perception that Mr. D’Souza may have been targeted because of his outspoken criticisms of the president,” as reported yesterday by Becket Adams of theBlaze.
Last month, the Department of Justice posted a press release declaring that D’Souza was indicted for “violating federal campaign finance laws.”
At the time, Paul Bond of the Hollywood Reporter cited Gerald Molen, D’Souza’s co-producer of “2016: Obama’s America” as saying in part,
“In light of the recent events and the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans.”
Evidently, Dr. Ben Carson was the also the subject of a suspiciously-timed IRS audit, which occurred “a few months after his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast,” as reported by Joe Newby at the Examiner, who cited Carson as saying,
“The IRS has investigated me. They said, ‘I want to look at your real estate holdings.’ There was nothing there. ‘Well, let’s expand to an entire [year], everything.’ There was nothing there. ‘Let’s do another year.’ Finally, after a few months, they went away. But they’ve come after my family, they’ve come after my friends, they’ve come after associates.”
Indeed, for those paying attention, it is abundantly clear that various behemoth institutions of the federal government have been used as a veritable wrecking ball against their perceived political enemies.
Anyone who has been watching various congressional hearings can easily observe that investigations have turned into an embarrassing and frightening display of partisan politics.
Oftentimes, the witnesses in these hearings are doubly victimized, such as in the case of True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht, who was interrogated by Rep. Elijah Cummings about whether her organization conducted racist activities, as reported at the Examiner earlier this month.
Rep. Gerry Connolly also interrogated Engelbrecht about her claim that after she applied for non-profit status, she was harassed by multiple government agencies on numerous occasions, including the FBI, ATF, the IRS, and OSHA as discussed in detail at Forbes.
Connolly was interrupted by Rep. Jim Jordan, who engaged in a very revealing exchange with Engelbrecht, as reported by Becket Adams of theBlaze:
“Ms. Engelbrecht,” Jordan said, “in the first 20 years of business, did OSHA ever visit your place of business?”
“No sir,” she responded.
“After you filed the [tax-exempt application for King Street Patriots], OSHA visited then, right?”
“In the first 20 years of business did the [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] ever come to your business?” Jordan continued.
“And they came a couple times once you filed your application?”
“And in your first 20 years of business, did the IRS ever audit you?”
“But once you filed your application, they audited you?”
“And in your first 20 years of business, did the FBI ever visit you?”
“But once you filed your application, did they visit you?”
Jordan made his final point: “Mr. Connolly wants us to believes that’s all a coincidence.”
Rep. Connolly would not budge, however, and said that “paranoia” is no substitute for “fact-based, empirical oversight.” Connelly then slammed Jordan by saying “You should be on the panel given…your views,” revealing his bias against conservatives.
Watch the full version of Ted Cruz’s interview with Bob Schieffer here: